2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES Guide

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES

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2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES:

Rugged, durable and built for superior long distance adventure touring and exploring beyond the pavement.

Sophistication is the name of the game with the Super Ténéré ES. Does the convenience of adjusting your suspension without ever getting off your bike sound interesting? With the simple push of a button, you can adjust both preload and damping settings. Add heated grips and a cruise control system to the mix and you have a machine that is truly worthy of being called the Ultimate Transcontinental Adventurer.

When it’s time to discover what’s over the next horizon, the rugged Super Ténéré Raid Edition has the ability to transport you into a whole new world, where it can take you further and further every day.

Fill up with adventure

Featuring bold new graphics as well as a high screen and fog lamps – and equipped with lightweight aluminium side cases giving 74-litres of lockable luggage space – this premium quality adventure bike gives you the freedom to pack up and go at a moment’s notice.

With a hugely powerful 1199 cc engine and a robust chassis featuring electronically adjustable suspension and adjustable ergonomics, the Super Ténéré Raid Edition is ready to chase the Next Horizon.

///Storage

The Super Ténéré ES comes standard with water-resistant, 32-litre anodized aluminum side cases. Tough and roomy, these cases are capable of carrying and protecting just about anything you throw at them. The locking system uses the bike’s ignition key, eliminating the need for an extra set of keys.

///PERFORMANCE

The Super T is built for adventure, powered by an exceptionally compact 1,199 cc parallel twin using a unique 270-degree crank for excellent torque and traction. Engine mass is kept low for surprisingly agile handling, while two riding modes and traction control are on hand to keep the rider safe under all conditions.

///COMFORT

In addition to the KYB electronic suspension, the Super Ténéré ES also comes with heated grips, cruise control and a four-position adjustable windscreen. Balance your adventurous side with convenience and comfort on the Super Ténéré ES!

 

 

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

43 MPG Estimated

  • Compact and Powerful Engine
    The Super Ténéré® ES is built for adventure, with an exceptionally compact 1199cc parallel twin using a unique 270° crank for excellent torque and traction. Engine mass is kept low for great handling. Narrow 2-cylinder inline engine is slim and compact for carving tight lines in twisty mountain roads.
  • Electronic Suspension
    Electronically adjusted suspension makes finding the right setting as easy as pushing a button. With four pre-load settings, three damping presets and an additional seven fine-tuning damping adjustments, the Super Ténéré ES suspension can be dialed perfectly to meet the needs of the rider, passenger and the amount of cargo and terrain.
  • All-Purpose Drivetrain
    Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has the right gear, whether on the open highway or off-road. The durable enclosed shaft drive is protected from the elements while providing a direct, responsive connection to the rear wheel.
  • Advanced Fuel Injection
    Twin downdraft throttle body fuel injection with YCC-T® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) delivers optimum throttle control and acceleration. Two-position “D-Mode” (Drive Mode) throttle response allows the rider to adjust mapping for conditions or preferences.
  • Traction Control
    Traction control lets the rider get on the gas with confidence. This very advanced system regulates ignition timing, fuel injection and throttle valve opening based on wheel spin, providing a smooth response that is not abrupt like the competitors. Three modes available to match rider preference, including off.
  • Assured Braking
    Super Ténéré ES has both an Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Unified Braking System (UBS). With UBS, squeezing the front brake lever also provides some rear-wheel braking; pressing the rear brake first overrides UBS for traditional separate front and rear braking action.
  • Convenience and Comfort
    Whether riding across town or crossing a continent, rider comfort and convenience are important. Super Ténéré ES delivers, with cruise control, an adjustable seat height and windshield, tuneable front and rear suspension, low-maintenance shaft drive, centerstand and more.

Press Release: Yamaha Announces Production Plans for All-New Ténéré 700

U.S. Market to Receive Exciting New Adventure Touring Motorcycle in Second Half of 2020

Cypress, CA – November 5, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Europe (YME) today introduced the all-new Yamaha Ténéré 700 Adventure Touring motorcycle during an exclusive press conference in Milan, Italy, and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS) announced that this exciting all-new motorcycle would also be produced for the U.S. market. Production for the European model will take place in France, while production for the U.S. model will take place at Yamaha’s factory in Japan. Due to differing government regulatory standards and factory production line schedules, the all-new Ténéré 700 is scheduled to arrive at U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2020.

Yamaha U.S. also announced the return of the flagship Super Ténéré ES as the company’s 2019 Adventure Touring model. Arriving at dealerships beginning in November 2018, the 2019 Super Ténéré ES will be available in a Ceramic Ice color scheme for an MSRP of $16,199.

 

The Ténéré story: where it all began

The Ténéré can trace its roots back to the launch of the XT500 enduro-adventure bike in 1976. This versatile motorcycle became an instant success thanks to its single cylinder four-stroke engine with strong torque and a compact chassis. Its go-anywhere ability, rugged design, and outstanding reliability opened up a new world of adventure to many motorcycle riders. These same qualities made the XT500 the ideal choice for competitors in the very first Paris-Dakar Rally in 1977, demonstrated by Cyril Neveu’s victory on the bike.

The XT500 quickly established a reputation as the toughest desert rally bike, and it became the default model for adventure-seeking riders and rally racers alike. Today, the XT500 is considered one of the most significant and iconic motorcycles of the late 20th century, with active owners’ clubs throughout the world.

By the end of the 1970s, the XT500 had achieved legendary status among riders, and in 1983, Yamaha introduced the XT600Z that became the company’s first Adventure bike to carry the Ténéré name – a Tuareg word meaning ‘desert’ or ‘wilderness.’

The Ténéré line-up was constantly evolving and growing, and the end of the 1980s saw the introduction of the two-cylinder XTZ750 Super Ténéré, followed in the early 1990s by the single-cylinder XTZ660 Ténéré. During this period, Yamaha’s Ténéré motorcycles won many more Dakar Rally events, with Stéphane Peterhansel claiming six victories on his XTZ750-based Factory Yamaha race bike in the 1990s.

 

Ténéré 700 World Raid: Tested to the extreme

The first sign that Yamaha was developing a new Adventure Touring motorcycle came with the launch of the T7 concept in 2016. Displayed at motorcycle shows all over the world, it created immense interest and gave riders a taste of what was to come. In 2017 Yamaha introduced the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype that was one step closer to the final production specification.

Since then, the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype has undergone an intensive world tour in various key locations all over the globe. During this development phase, the bike was subjected to the most extreme testing in hostile terrain and severe climatic conditions.

Piloted by a team of professional riders including multi Dakar winner Stéphane Peterhansel and Official Yamalube Yamaha Rally Team riders Adrien van Beveren and Rodney Faggoter, the World Raid prototype was pushed to its limits across the globe, from Australia’s unforgiving outback to the brutal South American deserts.

While accounting for thousands of hours of testing on the development bikes, the Ténéré 700 World Raid program also showcased the design of the motorcycle to many hundreds of local riders who were invited to give Yamaha their valuable input and help shape the final production model.

 

All-new Ténéré 700: The lightweight, go-anywhere Adventure Touring motorcycle

With a spirit of adventure embedded within its DNA, every Yamaha Adventure Touring motorcycle is rugged, tough, and reliable. Each Ténéré model opens the possibilities of endless travel and enables riders to discover a feeling of untethered freedom. Thanks to Yamaha’s in-depth off road expertise, the all-new Ténéré 700 is a lightweight, no compromise Adventure Touring motorcycle with one of the highest specifications in its class, and one of the most exciting and significant new Adventure models to be launched in many years.

Equipped with the successful CP2 689cc parallel-twin engine and an entirely new chassis, the Ténéré 700 is designed to deliver class-leading handling and agility in the dirt – combined with high-speed long-distance performance on the road – making it an extremely capable and versatile motorcycle.

 

Ténéré 700 model overview

  • Rally-bred T7-inspired Adventure Touring design with pure Ténéré DNA
  • Light, compact, nimble
  • Outstanding off-road performance
  • Go-anywhere long-distance potential with an approximate average 217-mile fuel range
  • Powerful, smooth and economic high-torque engine
  • Switchable ABS option for off-road riding
  • Effective windscreen and hand guards for excellent weather protection
  • Modern long-travel suspension

 

689cc four-stroke CP2 engine with Adventure Touring settings

Yamaha has revolutionized the motorcycle world with the development of the crossplane concept engines that power a range of the company’s best-selling models, and the new Ténéré 700 is equipped with the highly respected 689cc parallel-twin engine.

The key characteristic of this compact CP2 engine is its strong and linear torque output that gives instant throttle response together with outstanding acceleration – attributes that make it a capable and versatile performer on and off the road. Producing maximum torque at 6,500 rpm, this engine provides the ideal balance of performance and controllability, and its excellent fuel economy contributes to the Ténéré 700’s ability to cover long distances between fuel stops.

To cater to the unique requirements of Adventure Touring riders, the final transmission ratio is optimized for both road and off-road operating conditions. Together with a range of model-specific fuel injection settings, these features contribute to the bike’s outstanding versatility and remarkable performance in different riding environments.

 

New lightweight, double cradle tubular steel frame

During the development of the Ténéré 700, one of the key goals was to achieve a slim, agile and light feeling chassis that would be equally suited to both road and off-road riding. To satisfy these requirements, Yamaha’s designers have developed an all-new lightweight double cradle tubular steel frame that combines low weight with immense strength, making it ideally suited to a variety of riding conditions. Featuring a compact 1,590mm wheelbase and a slim body, this rugged chassis delivers responsive handling characteristics, and with 240mm of ground clearance, the Ténéré 700 is designed to help its rider conquer the roughest terrain.

 

Slim, compact and ergonomic body and seat

The ability of a rider to shift their weight and position on the bike is crucial for maintaining full control in off-road riding situations, so the Ténéré 700 is equipped with a flat seat and slim body that allows maximum rider agility. The compact bodywork and narrow fuel tank also enable the rider to grip the tank with their knees whether sitting or standing, giving added confidence and control in every situation, whether riding on dirt or asphalt.

 

Aggressive rally-bred face with four LED headlights

The new Ténéré 700 comes equipped with a distinctive looking headlight assembly that is a direct spin-off from Yamaha’s latest factory rally bikes and the T7 concept machine. A total of four LED headlights project powerful beams of light that can illuminate the darkest wilderness. Stacked in a two-plus-two layout and protected by a clear nacelle, along with two LED position lights at the base, this strong face gives a purposeful look that matches this new Adventure Touring bike’s imposing character.

 

Adjustable long-travel 43mm upside down coil-spring forks

The Ténéré 700’s long travel forks are undeniable evidence that this is a serious Adventure Touring bike with class-leading off-road capabilities. The flex-resistant 43mm upside down coil-spring forks stay composed over the most extreme terrain to provide precise steering and smooth suspension action, while 210mm of suspension travel enables the rider to attack the most challenging off-road terrain with confidence.

Featuring full damping adjustment, these rally-specification front forks ensure high levels of comfort with lightweight handling performance when on the road, making the Ténéré 700 one of the most capable and enjoyable long-distance tourers.

 

Remotely adjustable rear shock absorber

The Ténéré 700 features a rally-bred link-type rear suspension system that provides smooth and progressive action for maximum riding comfort and enhanced levels of control. Featuring a lightweight aluminum swingarm for low un-sprung weight, this high specification rear end offers 200mm of travel which, like the front suspension system, is designed to handle the most severe off-road riding conditions while producing a comfortable ride on the road. Another significant feature is the remote preload adjuster that provides quick and easy adjustment to suit riding conditions.

 

Rally-style fairing and windscreen

The rally-styled faring and windscreen on the new Ténéré 700 exhibit pure Dakar character. The compact rally screen and nose fairing give you excellent protection from the wind while maintaining the slim and lightweight character of the bike, and the competition type tapered handlebars give a relaxed riding position whether you’re seated or standing.

 

21-inch front and 18-inch rear spoked wheels

Just like the high specification front and rear suspension, the spoked wheels demonstrate that this bike is built for serious off road riding. With their ability to efficiently absorb the continuous impacts experienced when riding in rough terrain, these lightweight wheels work with the long travel suspension to give the rider optimum handling performance and control. Because the Ténéré 700 features a competition type 21-inch front wheel/18-inch rear wheel combination, riders have the option to fit a wide range of tires to suit their requirements – ranging from a pure enduro pattern for predominantly off-road use, to dual sport pattern tires for on/off-road versatility.

 

Slim, long-range fuel tank with 4.2-gallon capacity

Throughout the development of this new generation Adventure Touring bike, Yamaha’s principal goal was to ensure that the Ténéré 700 would deliver class-leading off-road performance together with outstanding on-road capabilities and provide genuine long-range potential.

The slim design of the fuel tank belies its 4.2-gallon capacity, and its narrow rear section offers plenty of rider mobility and excellent knee grip. Whether sitting down or standing up, the compact dimensions of this long-range fuel tank enable the rider to shift their weight around effortlessly. Thanks to the excellent economy of the twin-cylinder engine, 4.2-gallons of fuel provides an approximate average 217-mile fuel range which gives the new Ténéré 700 a high level of all-terrain versatility.

 

Compact rally-style multi-function instruments

Another example of how the new Ténéré 700 has been developed using rally-bred technology can be seen with the compact rally style instruments. Located centrally behind the screen for great visibility, this lightweight instrument panel displays a wide range of information that can be absorbed by the rider without having to take their eyes off the road or trail. The multi-function LCD display features two trip meters and comprehensive information including gear position, fuel level, estimated fuel range, average and instant fuel consumption and more.

The cockpit is designed to accommodate the fitment of aftermarket navigation devices, enabling riders to add extra equipment to suit their requirements, including GPS, road book readers and smartphones.

 

Switchable ABS for easy adjustment

The braking system consists of dual 282mm wave-style front discs and a 245mm wave-style rear disc that provide high levels of stopping power with plenty of feel at all speeds on the road or in the dirt.

When riding off-road, the rider has the option to temporarily disable the ABS by activating a switch while stationary. With the ABS turned off, the rider can take full manual control and choose to lock the rear wheel deliberately in certain off-road situations.

 

Protection from the elements

On long journeys, the screen and front cowl provide protection from the wind and weather, and thanks to the bike’s slim and compact body design, the rider can tuck in tightly to the chassis and keep out of the main airflow. As well as deflecting wind and rain, the tough plastic handguards offer added protection from branches and foliage when riding in the wilderness, and help to protect the levers and throttle from accidental damage.

 

 

 

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
  • Crossplane Crankshaft Engine
    The 1199cc parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine features a unique 270° crossplane crankshaft for superior traction. It’s almost like having a big-bore thumper without the uncomfortable vibration.
  • Adventure-Ready Motor
    Compact engine design uses a dry-sump oil supply inside the crankcase, boosting ground clearance, while a side-mounted radiator makes the Super Ténéré ES surprising narrow and protects the radiator from rocks and debris.
  • Advanced Fuel Injection
    Downdraft twin bore fuel injection system with 12-hole injectors is tuned for on- or off-road adventures, and is equally at home commuting as it is on long stretches of open highway.
  • Traction Control
    Proven YCC-T fly-by-wire technology allows for an advanced traction control system, which regulates ignition timing and fuel injection volume and throttle valve opening based on rear wheel spin. Three rider-selected modes are available to match conditions and the rider’s preference.
  • Cruise Control
    The Super Ténéré ES includes a cruise control system powered by the YCC-T. The rider can easily select or adjust a set speed to ease long-distance touring on the highway.
  • D-Mode Throttle
    Yamaha’s D-Mode throttle offers two response settings: “T-mode” for Touring and general riding, giving a softer response, and “S-mode” for Sport riding, when the rider wants the most performance possible.
  • All-Purpose Drivetrain
    Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has gear ratios optimized for everything from slow dirt roads to higher speed sport riding. The durable enclosed shaft drive is protected from the elements while providing a direct, responsive connection to the rear wheel.
  • Electronic Suspension
    Electronically adjusted suspension makes finding the right setting as easy as pushing a button. With four pre-load settings, three damping presets and an additional seven fine-tuning damping adjustments, the Super Ténéré ES suspension can be dialed perfectly to meet the needs of the rider, passenger and the amount of cargo and terrain.
  • Robust Steel Chassis
    The steel frame is designed to reduce rider fatigue during long rides. Using a steel main frame offers the best balance of strength and flexibility so it can help absorb jolts from uneven road surfaces.
  • Assured Braking
    The ABS and Unified Brake System (UBS) work together to help prevent wheel lock during braking. This system allows the rider to operate front and rear brakes together by simply pulling the front brake lever, especially helpful when riding while standing on the pegs. Applying the rear brake first overrides UBS to provide traditional separate front and rear brake control.
  • Customizable Comfort
    The Super Ténéré ES comes equipped with both adjustable windshield and seat height. One inch of seat height adjustment provides a lower height for shorter riders or a roomier riding position for taller riders in the high position, while the windscreen can be easily adjusted 2.3 inches vertically without tools.
  • Adventure-Ready Ergonomics
    The grooved foot pegs show Yamaha’s attention to detail: While the rider is seated, rubber cushions provide excellent comfort. When the rider stands to tackle more technical riding conditions, the rubber compresses, letting the rider’s boots contact the metal foot peg surface.
  • Luggage Ready
    The optional flexible luggage system design has three possible setups: standard with no top case/side bags, top case installed, or side cases installed. These accessories were included during the design of the motorcycle so as to enhance the look of the bike.
  • Beefy Controls
    Wraparound handlebar brush guards are standard equipment, mounted to a tough rubber-mounted handlebar.
  • Standard Centerstand
    Both side stand and center stand are provided for complete parking convenience.

 

 

 

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $16199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $18499 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in AU

Engine Type 1199cc liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder; DOHC; 8 valves

Bore x Stroke 98.0mm x 79.5mm

Compression Ratio 11.0:1

Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection with YCC-T

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Transmission 6-speed; multi-plate wet clutch

Final Drive Shaft

Suspension / Front 43mm inverted fork; electronically adjustable compression and rebound damping; 7.5-in travel

Suspension / Rear Monoshock; electronically adjustable preload and rebound damping; 7.5-in of travel

Brakes / Front Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, Unified Brake System and ABS

Brakes / Rear 282mm single disc, Unified Brake System and ABS

Tires / Front 110/80R19

Tires / Rear 150/70R17

L x W x H 88.8 in x 38.6 in x 55.5 in

Seat Height 33.3 or 34.3 in

Wheelbase 60.6 in

Rake (Caster Angle) 28.0°

Trail n/a

Maximum Ground

Clearance n/a

Fuel Capacity 6.1 gal

Fuel Economy** 43 mpg

Wet Weight*** 584 lb

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

Color Ceramic Ice

 

*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.

 

 

 

 

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Engine
Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valves (4-valves / cyl), inline twin
Displacement
1199cc
Bore and Stroke
98 x 79.5mm
Compression Ratio
11:1
Maximum Torque
11.9 kg-m (86 ft-lbs.) @ 6,000 rpm
Engine Management
YCC-T, D-Mode, Traction Control & Cruise Control
Fuel Delivery
Mikuni 46mm throttle body F.I
Estimated Fuel Consumption±
18.2kpl / 51.4mpg (Imp.)
Lubrication
Dry sump
Ignition / Starting
TCI / Electric
Transmission
6-speed
Final Drive
Shaft
Chassis
Suspension (Front)
Electronically adjustable KYB inverted 43mm fork / 190mm (7.5″) wheel travel
Suspension (Rear)
Electronically adjustable KYB link Monocross / 190mm (7.5″) wheel travel
Brakes (Front)
Dual 310mm discs / 4-piston calipers / ABS equipped & unified
Brakes (Rear)
282mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS equipped & unified
Tires (Front)
110/80R19 (tubeless)
Tires (Rear)
150/70R17 (tubeless)
Critical Data
Length
2,255mm (88.8″)
Width
980mm (38.6″)
Height
1,410mm (55.5″) to 1470mm (57.9″)
Wheelbase
1,540mm (60.6″)
Rake / Trail
28 degrees / 126mm
Ground Clearance
190mm (7.5″)
Seat Height
845mm (33.3″) or 870mm (34.3″)
Fuel Capacity
23 litres (5.1 Imp. gal.)
Wet Weight
265kg (584 lbs)
Colour(s)
Deep Purplish Metallic Blue

 

 

 

 

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
  • Engine

Engine type

Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves

Displacement

1,199cc

Bore x stroke

98 mm x 79.5 mm

Compression ratio

11.0 : 1

Maximum power

82.4kW (112PS) @ 7,250 rpm

Maximum torque

117.0Nm (11.9kg-m) @ 6,000 rpm

Lubrication system

Dry sump

Clutch type

Wet, Multiple Disc

Ignition system

TCI

Starter system

Electric

Transmission system

Constant Mesh, 6-speed

Final transmission

Shaft

Fuel system

Electronic Fuel Injection

  • Chassis

Frame

Steel tube backbone

Front travel

190 mm

Caster angle

28º

Trail

126mm

Front suspension system

Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø43 mm

Rear suspension system

Swingarm, Adjustable preload and rebound damping, (link suspension), Monoshock

Rear travel

190 mm

Front brake

Hydraulic dual disc, Ø310 mm wave discs

Rear brake

Hydraulic single disc, Ø282 mm wave disc

Front tyre

110/80R19M/C 59V

Rear tyre

150/70R17M/C 69V

  • Dimensions

Overall length

2,255 mm

Overall width

980 mm

Overall height

1,410 mm

Seat height

845/870 mm

Wheel base

1,540 mm

Minimum ground clearance

190 mm

Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)

265 kg

Fuel tank capacity

23litres

Oil tank capacity

4.2litres

 

 

 

2019 Yamaha Super Tenere ES – Totalmotorcycle.com Australian Specifications/Technical Details

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