2012 Yamaha Super Tenere – Owner Rating

`2012 Yamaha Super Tenere

`2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
88.03

Performance

10/10

    Value

    10/10

      Reliability

      10/10

        Comfort

        10/10

          Overall

          10/10

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            4 thoughts on “2012 Yamaha Super Tenere – Owner Rating”

            1. Performance

              7.20

              Value

              7.30

              Reliability

              8.40

              Comfort

              6.80

              Overall

              7.60

              I bought my 2012 Tenere new was never in love w the power delivery. It was a nice efficient machine but never loved the package. Then I rode a water cooled BMWGS couldn’t wait to sell the Yamaha. I already had had a couple air cooled GS Beemers,the new one was just a superior package . My friend that bought the Tenere is happy with it and has had no problems other than of his own making. But that’s another story . RW

            2. Performance

              8.00

              Value

              9.00

              Reliability

              10.00

              Comfort

              9.00

              Overall

              9.00

              I took delivery of my 2012 ST in August 2011 and now have 46000 miles. It fits my needs very well.

            3. Performance

              8.50

              Value

              9.30

              Reliability

              9.70

              Comfort

              9.20

              Overall

              9.00

              I put over 34,000 miles on my 2012 Super Tenere. The 2012-2013 Super Tenere’s are slightly hindered by power restrictions in the first 3 gears. This is easily cured with an ECU reflash and it transforms the bike as far as performance. I found it to be the most comfortable sport touring bike I have ever owned. There is a bit of clutch “chudder” around 3200 RPM that can be a bit annoying. I retrofitted my bike with Ohlins suspension, which provided a very good ride and handling.

              I now have a 2014 Super Tenere ES and it is a refined version of a very good bike. Unlike other manufacturers that I am familiar with, Yamaha listens to feedback from customers and takes steps to improve the breed. It seems that every suggestion that owners have expressed on the Super Tenere forum and a few that weren’t thought of were implemented. A new clutch basket cures the “chudder”. The performance of the 14 is much better and I have not felt the need for a reflash. I am happier with the ES suspension that I was with my Ohlins on my 2012 model. The electronic cruise is excellent. I have been riding for 49 years and my 2014 Super Tenere ES is by far the best bike I have ever owned.

            4. Performance

              9.00

              Value

              9.00

              Reliability

              9.00

              Comfort

              9.30

              Overall

              9.10

              I bought Brick’s 2012 with a little less than 65,000 miles on the clock last July. I’ve replaced the CCT( I’d suggest reading about this issue on the Tenere forum), the rear break disc ,added a Madstad screen Givi bags and Denali driving lights. I’ve clocked a little over 4,000 miles. It replaced my Suzuki DL 650. I like it a lot. I still take the Goldwing on long trips but it serves me well. The clutch is a little touchy and the on off throttle response rather abrupt. I had to work at riding it smoothly. It took some time, but I’ve got her down pat now. I’m glad I bought it.

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