Yamaha Super Tenere for 2009 etc etc
There is a big (as in it covers a large print area) story in the UK MCN published today - they have a pretty good record of getting their predictions of new bikes right.
Yam are expected to produce a Super Tenere with a parallel twin 1200cc engine for 2009 - the engine is thought to be new and not "related" to the TDM 900 engine.
Alledgedly, this bike is being tested in Europe, working out of the Yam facility in Italy, right now.
Not content with this story, they also forecast that Triumph, KTM and Aprilia all have large capacity adventure bikes in the pipeline for 2009; all of these are well over 1000cc engine capacity - even the Triumph is expected to get a bigger engine than the current 1050cc.
Not for the first time, they question what Honda will do about this, especially regarding the ageing Varadero 1000cc.
Its all a pretty obvious follow on from the smaller capacity offerings, but where is the KTM 690 Adv and the Triumph Tiger Cub in this?