Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z (2010 - present)

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siddhartha
Reviewed: 20 October 2013

Highly under-rated in the UK - adored in Australia, South Africa, North America. Best bike in my view.

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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
4.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

siddhartha would recommend this product
riffraff
Reviewed: 28 August 2013

Reliability, fuel range & comfort that other adventurers may only dream of

-Fuel range
-2 up mile munching comfort
-Practical adventure tourer
-Low running costs
-Good handling for a heavy adventure beast
-Could cope with more horsepower
-Corrosion, especially spokes
-Lack of gear indicator
Having tried two up touring on everything from a Gixer 1000 upwards we decided that setting the satnav to "Footpaths & Farm Tracks" was not actually the best way for old folk to tour Europe on a fully ladened ZZR1400, so it was traded in for a ST "First Edition" in preference to a GS which had previously been owned (& unloved) for a short time previously:- I seem to have now met a few ST owners who were disappointed by the BMW Dream Machine!
2 years & 11k miles later the ST remains our 2 up choice, coping with everything we seem to throw at it (including 18 bottles of red wine on the way back from France last week).
This bike takes 500+ mile days in its stride & has only ever consumed fuel in the tank & air in the tyres. Maybe Yamaha did fail with on board electronics like a computer & gear indicator but they made up for it in low running costs. The only downside has been an on going row about premature corrosion problems relating to a bike of this price ,particularly spokes, downpipes (improved after fitting fenda extenda), frame & poor quality fasteners but the supplying dealer has been as helpful as Yamaha would allow !
Would we change it?:- Maybe in another 3 years
Would we buy another?:- Maybe
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
4.0

riffraff would recommend this product
MAcDuff
Reviewed: 12 April 2013

Far far better than the press reviews . Does everything the rest do bar top speed/max power.

Can scratch tour and cover the trail too. Brakes that work without fuss or drama in any conditions, ABS is superb. Suspension is excellent, power more than enough. Doesn't need a long accessory list as it has all right bits of kit as standard. Electric sussie adjustment isn't needed as its just set and forget, preload easy to tweak if loaded. Weight disappears once moving
UK Price puts people off. Heavy at standstill though weight is carried low. K60s do not make it a KTM EXC when trail riding.
Rest of the big 2013yr Adv bikes have more gimmicks but in real world day to day use the Yam does it all without need for the fashion farkles.
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Engine:
4.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

MAcDuff would recommend this product
James Pla
Reviewed: 17 November 2012

Very smoth, it doesn't Mean no power, it means you cannot hear the power of the engine.

ALL minus ABS
ABS
Best bike
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Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

James Pla would recommend this product
RaulCarlson
Reviewed: 11 June 2012

The new standard for adventure bikes

+ Low masspoint gives easy handling at any speeed
+ Low saddle, enables for more of us to enjoy power adventure bikes
+ Lots of third party options! (the reviewers with another opinion refers to third party market at the entry-date of the bike)
+ Seamless technology, the ABS brakes and traction control is all you need, when needed (a few people might find occasions when they would like to shut off ABS, and there are third-party add-ons that can do that, but for most users it would be enough by shutting it off by placing it on the central stand with a gear until the system is auto shut-off)
lack of a gear position indicator
Enough power, low vibrations, comfy seats, stable at all speeds, good looking, very well-priced (the reviewers with another opinion refers to the original entry-price).
Score breakdown



Engine:
5.0
Brakes:
5.0
Handling:
5.0
Comfort:
5.0
Build Quality:
5.0

RaulCarlson would recommend this product
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