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New Yamaha 1200 Tenere

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Looks like more of a 1200GS monster tourer than the off road bike many were hoping for . . .
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ENGINE

Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, inline 2-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected, twin spark engine
Displacement: 1199cc
Bore x stroke: 98 x 79.5 mm
Compression ratio: 11.0:1
Firing intervals: 270- and 450-degree points
Max. Power: 80.9kW (110PS) @7,250rpm
Max. Torque: 114.1 Nm (11.6kgf・m) @6000 r/min
Lubrication system: Dry sump, oil tank in crankcase
Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
Ignition system: Twin spark
Starter system: Electric
Transmission system: Constant mesh, 6-speed
Throttle system: Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
Yamaha D-MODE: 2 modes, Sport (S) and Touring (T)
Traction control: 3 modes, TCS1, TCS2 and OFF
Exhaust System: 2-into-1

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Front suspension: Upside-down telescopic fork, 43 mm inner tube, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Front wheel travel: 190 mm
Rear suspension: Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping
Rear wheel travel: 190 mm
Front brake: Twin 310 mm wave discs, ABS/Unified Brake System
Rear brake: Single 282 mm wave disc
Front tyre: 110/80/19
Rear tyre: 150/70/17

DIMENSIONS
Overall length: 2,250 mm
Overall width: 980 mm
Overall height: MIN:1,410 mm / MAX:1,440 mm
Seat height: Adjustable 835-860 mm
Wheelbase: 1,540 mm
Min. ground clearance: 205 mm
Wet weight: 261kg (includes full oil and fuel tank)
Fuel capacity: 22 litres
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Hi Guys,

I must admit the radiator and fan assembly looks somewhat open to damage!

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Definately more of a big road tourer...

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