When Yamaha Canada announced back in early January that a revised 2014 Super Ténéré, accompanied by a Super Ténéré ES model, was coming to market, it left open the question whether the United States would do the same. We now know that Yamaha U.S. will also offer the revised 2014 Super Ténéré and Super Ténéré ES.
You can look back at our article on the Canadian model for all the details, but here is the quick summary. The 2014 Super Ténéré receives a small bump in horsepower and torque (an additional 2 horsepower and 1.5 foot/pounds of torque), and, according to Yamaha, a significantly different engine character. A revised windscreen is easily adjustable without tools, the handlebar position is higher and closer, and the bike features a new information display. Both the Standard and the ES model feature cruise control. Finally, turn signals are now LED units.
The Super Ténéré ES additionally features heated grips, and the headline item, electronically controlled suspension, which allows the rider to select among 84 possible combinations of preload and damping, both front and rear.
The Standard 2014 model is priced at $15,090, while the Super Ténéré ES is $16,190. Both models should be available in April of this year.
Here is the press release from Yamaha on the revised 2014 Super Ténéré standard model.
The Super Ténéré is built for adventure, with an exceptionally compact 1199cc parallel twin with a unique 270° crank for excellent torque and traction. Engine mass is kept low for excellent handling. Narrow 2-cylinder inline engine is slim and compact for carving tight lines in twisty mountain roads.
Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has the right gear, whether on the open highway or off-road.
Twin downdraft fuel injection with YCC-T® (Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle) delivers optimum throttle control and acceleration. Two-position “D-Mode” (Drive Mode) throttle-response mapping for rider preference.
Traction control lets the rider get on the gas with more confidence. This very advanced system regulates ignition timing, fuel injection and throttle valve openings based on wheel spin providing a smooth response that is not abrupt like the competitions systems. Three modes available to match rider preference, including off.
Super Ténéré has both an Antilock Braking System (ABS) and Unified Braking System (UBS). With UBS, squeezing the front brake alone also provides some rear-wheel braking; pressing the rear brake first overrides UBS for traditional separate front and rear braking action.
Whether riding across town or crossing a continent, rider comfort and convenience are important. Super Ténéré delivers, with an adjustable seat height and windshield, tunable front and rear suspension, low-maintenance shaft drive, and more.
Multi-function carrier system on back is ready for optional luggage and touring accessories.
NEW FOR 2014:
For 2014, the 1199cc twin enjoys a modest increase in horsepower and torque that makes for even more exciting engine character with more pulling power. The adjustments also result in stronger and smoother acceleration.
Drive Mode has been adjusted to provide more disparity between the T setting and the S setting.
The windscreen has been redesigned to provide superior wind protection, less wind noise and the height adjustment is quick and easy without the use of tools.
The handlebar position has been adjusted to move 10mm closer to the rider and 10mm higher which enhances rider comfort for a broad range of riders.
A new meter displays rider information in a very clear format that is easy to operate and easy to read.
The turn signals are LED adding to the overall visual appeal of the motorcycle.
The 1199cc parallel twin liquid-cooled engine features a unique 270° crank for superior traction because both pistons fire so closely together. It’s almost like having a big-bore thumper without the uncomfortable vibration.
Compact engine design uses a dry-sump oil supply inside the crankcase, and side-mounted radiator for surprising narrowness.
8-valve cylinder head optimizes the fuel charge for spirited performance. The cylinder head cover is ultra-lightweight magnesium to help centralize mass.
A two-axis primary balancer smoothes out engine vibration for all-day riding comfort.
Forged aluminum pistons and carburized connecting rods for durability and performance.
Downdraft twin bore fuel injection system with 12-hole injectors is tuned for off-road adventures, and is equally at home on long stretches of open highway.
Proven YCC-T fly-by-wire technology allows for an advance traction control system, which regulates ignition timing, fuel injection volume and throttle valve opening based on rear wheel spin. Three rider-selected modes are available to match conditions and the rider’s preference.
Yamaha D-Mode has two settings: “T-mode” for Touring and general riding, giving a softer response; “S-mode” for Sport riding when the rider wants the most performance possible. These settings have been revised for 2014.
Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission has gear ratios optimized for everything from slow dirt roads to higher speed sport riding.
The low-maintenance shaft drive is clean and reliable with a compact rear axle gear case thanks to its hypoid gear design.
The steel frame is designed to reduce rider fatigue during long rides. Using a steel main frame offers the best balance of strength and flexibility, one good at absorbing jolts from uneven road surfaces.
The engine is a stressed member of the frame. Locating the crankshaft low and close the foot pegs gives the bike a remarkably light feel, even off road.
The ABS and Unified Brake System (UBS) work together to help prevent wheel lock during braking. This system allows the rider to operate front and rear brakes together by simply pulling the front brake lever, especially helpful when riding while standing on the pegs. Applying the rear brake first overrides UBS to provide traditional separate front and rear brake control.
Adjustable preload suspension allows the rider to adjust for varying loads or a passenger. The forks are compression and rebound adjustable and the rear shock is rebound-damping adjustable as well.
A generous 6-gallon fuel tank allows for long touring with less down time for fill-ups.
The Super Ténéré comes equipped with an adjustable windshield and seat height. One inch of seat height adjustment provides a low height for shorter riders or a roomier riding position for taller riders in the high position.
Front and rear hydraulic discs are both wave-type for great performance on or off road.
The grooved foot pegs show Yamaha’s attention to detail. While the rider is seated, rubber cushions provide excellent comfort. When the rider stands to tackle more technical riding conditions, the rubber compresses, letting the rider’s boots contact the metal foot peg surface.
Handlebar brush guards are standard equipment.
The optional flexible luggage system design has three possible set-ups: standard with no top case/side bags, top case installed, or side cases installed. Genuine Yamaha top case and side cases designed for adventure touring are available as accessories. These accessories were included during the design of the motorcycle so as to enhance the look of the bike.
Body components help direct cooling airflow to critical areas of the bike.
Both side stand and center stand are provided for complete parking convenience.
LED turn indicators
|Engine Type||1199cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 2-cylinder DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||98.0 x 79.5mm|
|Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection with YCC-T|
|Ignition||TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition|
|Transmission||Constant mesh; 6-speed|
|Suspension/Front||Telescopic fork, 43mm tube, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping, 7.5-in travel|
|Suspension/Rear||Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping, 7.5-in travel|
|Brakes/Front||Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, ABS/Unified Brake System|
|Brakes/Rear||282mm single disc|
|L x W x H||88.8 x 38.6 x 55.5 in|
|Seat Height||33.3 or 34.3 in|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||28.0º|
|Fuel Capacity||6.0 gal|
|*Est. Fuel Economy||40 mpg|
|**Wet Weight||578 lb.|
|Color||Team Yamaha Blue; Matte Grey/Matte Black|