Yamaha hasn’t yet removed all the wraps off
an upcoming large-displacement adventure-touring bike, planned for release
later this year. Really, it hasn’t.
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha revealed an
artistic, cloth-bound, sculpture-like rendition of the Yamaha Super Ténéré, offering
some clues to its design.
The engine is a liquid-cooled, eight-valve
parallel twin of undisclosed displacement, using shaft final drive. The concept
has a single side-mounted radiator, and wheels are laced using tubeless rims.
Yamaha’s official press release says the
bike will be equipped with traction control and linked ABS.
You can follow developments of this new
machine at super-tenere.com.