Yamaha Canada has set the price for their new Super Ténéré at $16,499. That’s $1,150 less than BMW’s standard R1200GS or almost $4,000 less than their 1200GS Adventure model.
The deal is particularly appealing because linked ABS and traction control come as standard equipment on the Super Ténéré, whereas they’re part of BMW’s safety package, a $1,900 option.
Also standard is Yamaha’s D-mode selectable engine mapping, with S mode providing a sporty engine character and T mode softening the power delivery for touring and urban riding.
The Super Ténéré, with its 19-inch front wheel, is probably the GS’s closest competitor to date, with better off-pavement capability than the Multistrada 1200, which rolls on sportier 17-inch front and rear rubber.