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The Yamaha 750 XTZ Super Ténéré is a Japanese made competition motorcycle built in 1991. It has water cooled, twin-cylinder, four stroke 749 cc engine; with a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h).
‟It all began in 1978 with the 300 XT, which was followed in 1983 by the Ténéré, a big single that right from the start had an eight gallon tank and was equipped for adventure. But the European motorcyclists - particularly French and Italian - who constituted the principal market for this type of machine, were anxious for even more. So in 1988, Yamaha produced the Super Ténéré, a 750cc twin.
Weighing 440 lbs., the Super Ténéré shows more restricted off-road abilities than its smaller single-cylinder siblings, but it is comfortable on dirt and asphalt. In town, it is far more manageable than its overall dimensions would suggest. The Super Ténéré is no competition machine but a bike designed for travel and adventure; every year its makers organize a journey along abandoned trails for a hundred fortunate, owners.
Voyages into the Unknown
The first of these trips into the unknown was in 1989, with the bikers visiting Egypt and thePyramids along the route of the Rally of the Pharaohs. In 1990, the event went down Baja, covering several thousand miles in two weeks from Arizona to the Mexican desert. In 1991 the riders of the "Super T" took the route followed by the old-time Australian gold prospectors.
- Engine: 749cc (87x63mm) water-cooled twin cylinder four-stroke
- Power output: 70 hp @ 7500 rpm
- Valves: twin overhead camshafts. 5 valves per cylinder
- Fuel system: twin 1.5 in carburetors
- Transmission: 5-speed gearbox; chain final drive
- Suspension: (front) telescopic forks; (rear) Monocross unit
- Brakes: (front) twin discs; (rear) disc
- Wheels: (front) 21 in; (rear) 17 in
- Weight: 440 lb
- Maximum speed: 115 mph
The Super Ténéré - seen here crossing the Mexican desert- is the most popular example ofa new breed of bike.”
*This Atlas extra-large trading card is part of the EatSleepRIDE motorcycle stuff collection.