XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

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XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

2018 Off Road Motorcycles

Unleash your spirit of adventure

Inside every one of us there is a spirit of adventure that’s just waiting to be set free. And when the urge to break out of the daily routine becomes irresistible, this high-tech explorer is ready to take you wherever you want to go.

The latest XT1200ZE Super Ténéré is built to satisfy your desire to see what lies beyond the horizon.

Everything about this hugely capable long distance adventure bike has been designed to take you further than you ever imagined was possible. Equipped with a hugely powerful 1,199cc engine and a rugged chassis featuring electronically adjustable suspension, the Super Ténéré is ready to thrill on the highway and excel on the dirt.


•  1,199cc liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder engine
•  270 degree crank for strong torque
•  Shaft drive with clutch dampers and shaft dampers
•  Electronically adjustable suspension
•  Intelligent unified braking system and ABS
•  Traction control, cruise control and Yamaha D-mode
•  Tough spoked aluminium wheels with tubeless tyres
•  Tapered aluminium handlebars and adjustable screen
•  LCD instruments with gear position indicator
•  190mm travel, adjustable front and rear suspension
•  Adjustable seat height from 845mm-870mm
•  23 litre fuel tank and stitchless dual seat


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1,199cc liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder engine

The XT1200ZE Super Ténéré’s slim and immensely powerful 1,199cc liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine delivers massive levels of torque for instant roll-on acceleration. Refined engine internals boost power to 112PS (82.4kW), giving this long distance adventure bike the ability to take you wherever you want to go.

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Shaft drive with rubber clutch damper

Shaft drive is vital for any serious long distance adventure rider, and the XT1200ZE is equipped with a rugged and reliable system that efficiently delivers the huge torque output to the rear wheel. And for increased comfort and durability the latest model is fitted with new rubber clutch dampers that give an even smoother ride.

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Easy-to-adjust electronically adjustable suspension

The XT1200ZE’s electronically adjustable suspension enables the adventure rider to make instant suspension adjustments while on the move. This easy-to-operate system is controlled by a multi-function handlebar-mounted switch and offers a total of 84 different settings to suit every road and off road riding situation.

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Intelligent unified braking system and ABS

The intelligent unified braking system gives the rider total control. Pulling the front brake lever first activates the unified system, while touching the rear brake first gives you individual control over the front and rear brakes. And for added confidence the XT1200ZE is equipped with ABS.

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YCC-T with 3-stage traction control

XT1200ZE riders benefit from the most intelligent electronic rider assistance technology available. The ‘fly by wire’ Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) ensures optimal response and outstanding power delivery, while the 3-stage traction control allows the rider to select the best setting for different conditions, on or off road.

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Enhanced Yamaha D-MODE mapping and cruise control

D-MODE offers the choice of two different mapping options. “T” (town) mode gives a more relaxed and easy running character in slower conditions, while “S” (sport) mode delivers exhilarating and exciting performance on the open road. And for more relaxed long distance trips, cruise control is fitted as standard equipment.

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Rugged components and long range durability

Look at the specifications and it is clear that the XT1200ZE Super Ténéré is a serious adventure bike that is built for extreme exploration. The slim and deep-sided fuel tank has a generous capacity of 23 litres for an extended riding range, while the tough aluminium spoked wheels run with heavy duty rims and tubeless tyres.

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Optimum adjustability to suit all riders

Features such as the electronically adjustable suspension, D-MODE mapping and 3-stage traction control allow the rider to select the preferred mode for the prevailing conditions, and the XT1200ZE is also equipped with a 4-step adjustable windscreen as well as an adjustable seat that can be set between 845mm and 870mm high.

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 suspension system
Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 43 mm
Front travel
190 mm
Caster Angle
126 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
2,255 mm
Overall width
980 mm
Overall height
1,410 mm
Seat height
845/870 mm
1,540 mm
Minimum ground clearance
190 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)
265 kg
Fuel tank capacity
23 litres
Oil tank capacity
4.2 litres