We spend two days on and off the road with Yamaha’s Super Tenere to see how it performed with a passenger. Read more in the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Two-Up Review.
- We headed for Southern Utah with the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere for some two-up testing.
- Traction from the 2012 Super Tenere's stock tires in the dirt was better than expected.
- The Super Tenere allows you to get off the beaten path with a passenger.
- The stock 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere seat was comfortable for both the rider and passenger.
- The 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere is well equipped for adventure with one or two riders.
- We still think there needs to be an option to turn off the ABS on the Super Tenere.
- Handling on the street and in the dirt was solid and confidence inspiring for both riders.
- The rear end of the Super Tenere handled the extra weight of a passenger and top box with just a few turns on the preload adjuster and a few clicks on the rebound damping.
- A top box made a nice backrest on the street, but on the dirt it beat up the passenger in the big bumps.
- An over zealous throttle hand prematurely wore out the rear tire.
- The 2012 Super Tenere ate up the straights with silky smooth acceleration.
- This is the first time Kirsten spent more than an hour on the back of a motorcycle, and she enjoyed just about every minute of it.
- Wind protection from the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere is excellent for both the rider and passenger.