XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - XT1200Z Super Ténéré

XT1200Z Super Ténéré

2018 Motorcycles

Go Beyond

Adventure travelling takes skill, courage and endurance – as well as faith in your machine. Faith that it’ll love rocky river crossings and dirt roads as much as you do. Faith that it’s going to be comfortable on a long freeway haul. Faith that it’s got what it takes to carve up twisty mountain roads.

The Super Ténéré is built from the ground up to be the most exciting next-generation adventure tourer, combining Yamaha’s Dakar-bred toughness and reliability with light, easy handling and advanced rider assist technology.

The Super Ténéré is now available in eye-catching, distinctive Matt Grey.


•  Shaft drive inline 2-cyl engine – 270-degree crank
•  Mass kept low and central for agile handling
•  Intelligent Unified Brake System and ABS
•  YCC-T, 3-stage traction control, Yamaha D-mode
•  Tough spoked, tubeless aluminium rims
•  Adjustable front and rear suspension
•  Adjustable seat height


Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Shaft drive inline 2-cylinder engine – 270-degree crank

Tear up tarmac and move mountains of sand with 1199cc of effortless, 270-degree inline 2-cylinder grunt. Big, flexible torque meets 112PS of quick-revving power in a big-bore engine that’s mounted low in the frame for sharper handling.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Mass kept low and central for agile handling

A low and central centre of mass was one of Yamaha’s key design goals. You’ll notice the effects straight away – the superb balance and agility you feel at slow speeds and on loose surfaces, and the light, quick steering as you flick the bike effortlessly through switchback corners on mountain roads.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Intelligent Unified Brake System + ABS

The smart ABS system predicts when the wheels are about to slide, and smoothly intervenes. And the Unified Brake System lets you choose between braking both wheels with just the front lever, or controlling each wheel by touching the rear brake pedal first. Together they deliver exceptional control in a wide range of riding conditions.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - XT1200Z Super Ténéré

YCC-T with 3-stage traction control

Choose how you want to ride, and get on the gas with confidence. The Super Ténéré features advanced Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) technology with 3-stage traction control that can be turned off when it’s time for a little rear-wheel steering in the dirt. The bike also has switchable Yamaha D-MODE engine mapping.

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Tough spoked, tubeless aluminium rims

For reliable performance over the toughest off-road obstacles, the Super Ténéré runs spoked, tubeless aluminium rims. The narrow front rim features two Double T-type rails at the rim end of the spokes, letting the spokes cross over further to help generate the rigidity you need for agile on-road handling.

Yamaha - Off Road Motorcycles - XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Adjustable front and rear suspension

Set the bike up for any situation – the Super Ténéré’s upside-down forks are fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. You can adjust the rear monoshock for preload and rebound damping without getting any tools out, making it easy to prepare the bike for passengers or heavy luggage.

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Adjustable seat height

Adjust the seat height between 845-870 mm to suit your height and riding position preferences.

Technical specifications


Engine type
Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves
Bore x stroke
98 mm x 79.5 mm
Compression ratio
11.0 : 1
Maximum power
82.4 kW (112PS) @ 7,250 rpm
Maximum Torque
117.0 Nm (11.9 kg-m) @ 6,000 rpm
Lubrication system
Dry sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multiple Disc
Electronic Fuel Injection
Ignition system
Starter system
Transmission system
Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmission


Steel tube backbone
Front travel
190 mm
Caster Angle
126 mm
Front suspension system
Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Rear suspension system
Swingarm, Adjustable preload and rebound damping, (link suspension), Monoshock
Rear Travel
190 mm
Front brake
Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 310 mm wave discs
Rear brake
Hydraulic single disc, Ø 282 mm wave disc
Front tyre
110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear tyre
150/70R17M/C 69V


Overall length
2,250 mm
Overall width
980 mm
Overall height
1,410 mm high 1,470 mm
Seat height
845/870 mm
1,540 mm
Minimum ground clearance
190 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
257 kg
Fuel tank capacity
23 litres
Oil tank capacity
4.2 litres