Yamaha Super Ténéré Gets Electronic Suspension in Canada

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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.




Source: Yamaha Canada via Canada Moto Guide