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September 2, 2010

Yamaha's Super Ténéré and Stryker Coming to Canada

Photo: Yamaha

The Yamaha Super Ténéré will hit Canadian shores as an early 2012 release in spring 2011.

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Yamaha has announced two all-new models for Canada in 2011, the chopper-inspired Stryker and the Super Ténéré, their adventure tourer aimed as an alternative to BMW's R1200GS. Canadian pricing on both new machines is pending.

Powered by a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, 1199cc parallel-twin claiming 110HP and 84 lb-ft of torque, the Super Ténéré features Yamaha's proprietary ride-by-wire throttle system with switchable engine mapping and 3-mode traction control. Intelligent unified ABS, allowing separate rear brake application, comes as standard, as do adjustable suspension and seat. Unveiled in Europe in February, the Super Ténéré will arrive here as an early 2012 release next spring, says Yamaha. More photos here and full specs here.

The Stryker, combines a 1304cc, liquid cooled, fuel-injected V-twin mill and a chassis with a 34-degree rake and 6-degree yoke offset and a 1,750 mm (68.9 inch) wheelbase, to create a motorcycle with "arm-stretching" torque, custom chopper styling, and easy low speed handling, says Yamaha.

More pictures are to the right, full specs below.

2011 Yamaha Stryker Specifications

Engine Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve, 60 degree V-twin

Displacement 1,304 cc (80 cubic inch)

Bore and Stroke 100 x 83mm

Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Maximum Torque 10.9 kg-m (78.8 ft-lbs.) @ 3,500 rpm

Fuel Delivery Mikuni 40 mm dual throttle body F.I.

Lubrication Wet sump

Ignition / Starting TCI / Electric

Transmission 5-speed

Final Drive Belt

Suspension (Front) 41mm fork

Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross

Brakes (Front) 310mm disc

Brakes (Rear) 310mm disc

Tires (Front) 120/70-21

Tires (Rear) 210/40R18

Length 2,530mm (99.6")

Width 860mm (33.9")

Height 1,130mm (44.5")

Wheelbase 1,750mm (68.9")

Seat Height 670mm (26.4")

Fuel Capacity 15 litres (3.3 Imp. gal.)

Wet Weight 293kg (644.6 lbs)

Colour(s) Metallic Black, Vivid Purplish Blue, Yellowish Red