2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré First Look

Adventure Touring bike gets updated engine and ergonomics

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Yamaha Motor Corp unveiled the last of its last 2014 models this week, a revised Super Ténéré and Super Ténéré ES. Both bikes are updated based on feedback from consumers and get a reworked engine, ergonomics, and rider interface, with the ES adding electronically adjustable suspension.

“We’ve listened to the media as well as our riders for how to improve this bike,” Yamaha Motorcycle Product Planning Manager Derek Brooks says. “We certainly know that there was some request for more exciting power character, especially the low end right off of idle. Also some requests for improved comfort or ride position, as well as ease of use for some of the features,” Brooks adds. By updating the shape of the exhaust port and removing the exhaust crossover tube, Yamaha has provided the 1199cc parallel-twin engine with an additional 2 horsepower and 1.5 foot-pounds of torque. Yamaha’s Drive Mode throttle has a Touring and Sport mode, and for 2014 there’s a larger disparity between those modes for better use on the road.

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré

Removable bar risers place the 2014 model’s handlebar 10mm closer to the rider, which addresses the concern surrounding comfort in myriad riding environments. The standard and ES version get an easy-to-operate multi-function meter with a more modern design and large fuel gauge, in addition to a reshaped windscreen that’s claimed to provide superior wind protection as well as less wind noise. The Super Ténéré’s seat and windscreen are both adjustable without the use of tools.

2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré

The 2014 Super Ténéré ES model’s electronically adjusted suspension offers four pre-load settings, three damping adjustments (Soft, Standard, or Hard) and an additional seven fine-tuning damping adjustments, which allows riders to alter the suspension based on road conditions and pace. The ES model also gets heated grips with three levels of adjustment.

The 2014 Yamaha Super Ténéré will sell for $15,090, and the Super Ténéré ES will have an MSRP of $16,190.