Motorcycle Test: Yamaha XT 1200Z

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Motorcycle Test: Yamaha XT

Yamaha XT 1200Z Bikes

The War of 1200 raged close Since last year, brand comes with its own technology and arguments more or relevant. Yamaha, with its and the image of his Super Ténéré on the of the Dakar, had anticipated all this with his new Super Ténéré XTZ launched in 2010.

Apart BMW gave us the opportunity to test the on tracks at the beginning of the year, are few brands that we are trying in difficult conditions. So Yamaha has the bull by the horns to demonstrate the potential of its version SuperT Crosser 2013: not only it ride on the slopes but also on 700 km in just two days!

Floor of the new Karoo 3 for the occasion, the route was by the travel agency responsible Trail bikes including travels around the world for Motor France that you in XTZ. XTR or WRF.

The Super 1200 Testing

Yamaha XT 1200Z Bikes

Before taking off for the rolling boss Hiking Trail, handle journalists for three on the journey ahead. Indeed, the was not only prepared to try SuperT World Crosser, but takes two of a TT trip that runs northern Spain with a detour to Portugal.

Called “At the of the Sierras,” loop 2700 lasts 10 days starting ​​in the French Basque and guarantees a total change of without having to go to the end of the world. We only two Spanish steps in journey, 8 and 9, Navaluenga Campillo De of 317 km for the first, then to Tuleda of 364 km for the before sleeping under the Bardenas as we cross the third day to go.

The for this route, about 20% of roads and 80% of tracks: the fast with bleeding from to time, some fords, paths a little less with some large which cross the sub- rolling in the shade, almost villages, some sand, a of mud, ruts and quite a few

For the atmosphere “adventure” just the GPS track provided, handlebar-mounted and to the 12V socket on the dashboard of our SuperT. The Crosser barrier for adventure caliper rear brake fork, transmission, frame and carbon and an aluminum shoe worth it with all the projections of stones. Scattered some have validated the strength of the on these two days we tried

Yamaha XT 1200Z Bikes

A Super by Its Comfort and Ease

The Super Ténéré 1200 Crosser or not, is powered by a line stalled at 270 ° 106 horsepower two modes Touring or Sport selected mode) that the right handlebar.

It is equipped a shaft final drive articulated near the axis of the non-disconnectable ABS and traction control on 2 + off. A level is permissive to allow a few drift back on but the traction control will be disconnected for more freedom to the of the rear tire on the abrasive

The ABS can not be and braking is coupled to the socket unless the pedal is activated (as often TT) but this is ultimately not too bad on course overall dry and without difficulties.

Indeed, Hiking offers golf accessible to with a little experience, so two steps. At worst, the tracks can be by road. The goal is to experience a of scenery and to test the SuperT a use, it will do so no.

In effect, the of the Super Ténéré is particularly beyond 5-6000 rev / min depending on the engaged. Below, it seems too tame for this engine, but forgives many small and can run on a light throttle

Yamaha XT Nice Bikes Pictures

Yamaha XT 1200 Z

health gives wings to the wheel tracks where the is regrettable, but two things are greatly The first is that despite the of kilometers every day and challenges the confirms its level of comfort on the road.

The second is that its classic but set for this use suspensions, and the weight of the bike make m espite its 261 kg full tanks), it handles well, absorbs big bumps in (front wheel 19 inches) and is as desired in TT without effort playing with his support.

measuring 1m80, handlebars probably deserved to be a little when you are standing, but the protection of the just press the calf is noted when we start on the footrest.

Yamaha XT 1200Z Bikes Photos

For the rest, XTZ 1200 World Crosser that it is capable of traveling cause fatigue and make the outdoor fans dream.

Balance Sheet

In the world of trails 1200 boil for 2 the 1200 Yamaha Super has not played the card technology when he arrived in 2010. are just a traction control on two that can be disconnected, non-disconnectable braking coupled or not as the handling of the and two engine maps to choose No adjustable suspension or semi in sight, nothing but classic finally works very for this trip consists of 80% of and rolling roads enough, properly adjusted.

The particularly beyond 6000 engine rev / min forgiving of small errors at low on difficult terrain. Finally the sound is not very pleasant. offers Evolution Pack (€ to address with Akrapovic and a GPS (not the photos).

Our 1200 Ténéré World Crosser has a lot of protections that are not too (tested and by some colleagues) if you often off the bitumen as SuperT incites.

The Crosser is displayed at 15,499 or 500 more than the standard a rate comparable to the new KTM Adventure R which has slightly larger

Anyway, the team put together by the Hike routes showed no problems but still demanded a and agile machine on tracks, if to absorb without fatigue more 300 km. In this exercise, it is that despite its 261 kg XTZ 1200 has never been a constraint on the 68

Yamaha XT 1200 Z
Yamaha XT 1200 Z
Yamaha XT 1200 Z
Yamaha XT 1200 Z
Yamaha XT 1200 Z
Yamaha XT 1200 Z
Yamaha XT 1200 Z


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