As Yamaha U.S.A. has yet to announce a 2014 model Super Ténéré, Yamaha Canada has revealed that the 2014 Super Ténéré has received a number of improvements, both in standard form and in the form of a new model, the Super Ténéré ES. We had a positive impression of the 2012 Super Ténéré when we tested it, but the heavyweight Adventure Tourer market includes several new competitive models introduced in the last two years.
Yamaha has made engine changes, including reduced friction, revised piston and rings, and intake and exhaust refinements. The result is an unspecified increase in both horsepower and torque for 2014. Additionally, a new KYB electronic suspension system is available (standard on the ES model) which allows push button selection of preload and damping settings by the rider.
Other 2014 changes include a new cruise control system, a new instrument panel, a new four-position adjustable windshield (no tools required), new aluminum tapered handle bar (revising the riding position), as well as new LED signals, revised handlebar switches and muffler cover.
In addition to the standard electronic suspension system, the ES model (pictured at the top of this article) will come standard with heated grips. It seems almost certain that all of these changes will appear in the 2014 Super Ténéré U.S. models when they are announced. We don’t have specifics regarding pricing for 2014 in the United States at this time. Stay tuned.