Yamaha Super Ténéré Gets Electronic Suspension in Canada

01/10/2014 @ 10:48 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

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Yamaha Canada has some interesting developments for the 2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré, namely that the venerable adventure bike will be getting electronically adjustable suspension, courtesy of KYB, for the new year. Accordingly, the newly equipped bike will be called the Yamaha Super Ténéré ES, and like its non-ES sibling, will feature some improvements for the 2014 model year.

The Yamaha Super Ténéré will now come standard with cruise control, and will feature an all new LCD display. LED signals have also been added, along with an aluminum handlebar and risers. However, we think the upgrade that most enthusisasts will be happy to see is that Yamaha has coaxed some more power and torque from the Super Ténéré, by making changes to the EFI and exhaust system.

Yamaha isn’t saying how much horsepower has been added to the Super Ténéré, but we do know that the new peak torque figure is 86 lbs•ft, up from the original model’s 84.2 lbs•ft. This should translate into a modest power increase of a couple horsepower on the Super Ténéré’s top-end, which while meager addition, is something the bike need a bit more of.

The new KYB electronically controlled suspension adds nearly 10 lbs of weight to the 2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré, along with an additional thousand dollars to the adventure-tourer’s price tag ($17,499 CAD). The base model MSRP remains the same for 2014, as it was in 2013, and the new ES is available only in Matte Metallic Grey paint.

With Europe first, and now Canada, getting a revised version of the Yamaha Super Ténéré for 2014, it seems likely that the same will occur for the US market. Will we get the Yamaha Super Ténéré ES model as well though? Only time will tell, but we think the odds are pretty good.

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Source: Yamaha Canada via Canada Moto Guide

Comment:

  1. Leonardo Gomez says:

    It’s already available in Colombia; we get those bikes way sooner than the US. We also have Versys 1000. http://www.incolmotos-yamaha.com.co/site/NuestrosProductos/Turismo/XT1200S%C3%BAperTener%C3%A9/tabid/176/Default.aspx

  2. Bruce Monighan says:

    I have a US spec Tenere VIN#50+- and love it. Like most first year buyers we farkeled it all up to meet our personal ergonomics, needs off road or touring. I have never it founding lacking in power, it does exactly what is asked of it and the power is exactly right for off road and touring. What it needs less of is weight and while I like the idea of adjustable suspension adding 10 lbs is the wrong direction. They should have traded something off there (like the very heavy exhaust) for the suspension add. The addition of the cruise control is much appreciated as this bike loves to eat up the road miles. Hope the reprogrammed the EFI for the colder weather. They have that richened up so much the fuel mileage drops 20% in the winter months. It is also now at the GS price point and one advantage it had as a new model was being less expensive.

    The Tenere is a superb off road bike; fire roads, double track, even some single track. I rode trials for three decades and it handles like a big heavy trials bike. I am sure active suspension will make that even better

  3. Bruce Monighan says:

    I just went back and looked at the photos. The report failed to mention the adjustable windscreen. That is a great change and one that a lot of people added ass accessories. Up for road protection, down for better air floor off road at slower speeds.

  4. Bill says:

    Cruise is the nicest addition, the ES is sweet but not really necessary, also its electronic not active. It is not that hard to twist a preload knob and certainly not worth 10 lbs of weight. More power is fine unless you lose efficiency which means less miles between stops. Adjustable windscreen is also a good to have item.