2021 Yamaha Super Tenere: who is ready?

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by Chillis, Nov 16, 2020.

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Will we see an updated 2021 Yamaha Super Tenere?

  1. Yes and it will be a massive upgrade doing everything better while passing Euro 5

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  2. Minor upgrade with color dash and tuning?

    21 vote(s)
    61.8%
  3. Same bike but tuned leaner: less performance but more jerk!

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. The outlier: more street biased version with mag wheels, no more dirt.

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  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    There are unreleased models, at least on the USA website, that need Euro 5 updates at the least.

    Yamaha has put up a teaser video that says, "Go farther" and although it looks like an updated FJ-09, the S10 is in need of some loving too.

    Who thinks we are about to get an upgrade?

    Obviously emissions but also a new dash and possibly electronics package.
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  2. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Long timer

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    People love their electronic gizmos so I recon they will eventually do something to keep them entertained. I kind of like the simple nature of my S10 but would welcome a bit more horsepressure and a bit less mass. Honestly though for the type of riding I do, mostly road and some dirt/seasonal roads, I can't see me trading the old girl in. I look at the S10 as the Road King of Adv. bikes, simple and solid. I have a Road King too.
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  3. Vertical C

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    i think the s10 willl be dropped. the engine needs updating and isnt used elsewhere. they will concentrate on the tracer

    a new s10 would need a heap of electronics to make it viable and it hasnt been selling well any way
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    Adanac rider O.S.T.R. 62 Supporter

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    Im hoping for a Bike 60+ lbs lighter , same suspension , triple motor that the" Minister of 2-up travel" recommends .
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  5. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    Yep, a 1200 triple with shaft drive would be interesting.
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  6. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile Supporter

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    If it changes at all, and I'm not confident it will, my guess is a very simple dash change to match the Tracer GT, and maybe some minor styling updates so it doesn't look so 2010 anymore.
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    vt wingman Been here awhile

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    Does this mean you will be back on a Super Tenere?
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  8. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Easy now! :lol3

    I'm enjoying the merits of lighter weight and slower speeds. Plus picking up S10's isn't easy.

    Just saw the reveal for later today most likely being the new Tracer 900 but that the S10 hasn't been released yet and will need an update for emissions let alone to compete with everybody else who has left it in the dust as far as modernization goes.

    Not sure I'd go big adventure bike again.

    Never say never though. Didn't think I'd ever own a Harley either.
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  9. Chalk

    Chalk Been here awhile

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    According to Yamaha Europe, the Super Tenere has been discontinued for 2021,
    I phoned to check.
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  10. DirtyRoadie

    DirtyRoadie Long timer

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    Triumph already has that. I kinda like their Scrambler 1200. Uggghh I just looked out the window and it's snowing pretty hard.
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    rideforzen Long timer

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    Yamahas USA website shows the 2021. Same bike.
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  12. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    They just added it.

    The new bike release is the Tracer 9/GT.

    Another year of the same S10 for us.
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  13. Ljislink

    Ljislink Been here awhile

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    In a odd way I think that's cool does the market need another big heavy ADV bike with all the tech & 20K price tag ?
    I bought my 2014 ES new in 14 because it didn't have an imobilizer, super reliable, very maintenance costs & was about 6K cheaper than the KTM, Ducati & BMW, if they hold the price down I'm sure there's a market for a low tech reasonably priced well made 1200cc ADV bike. I just sold my ST last month & kinda regretted it & I rarely regret selling anything.
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  15. RonKZ650

    RonKZ650 Long timer

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    I'm glad it continues another year with no changes. I like the black ok.
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    PARDAL1970 Going somewhere...

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    Exactly. Couldn't have said it better! The thing i most appreciate in my S10 is its simplicity and real reliability. I also have s very, very simple motoguzzi v7iii for the same reason. No complex electronics to deal with (relatively).
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    PARDAL1970 Going somewhere...

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    Thats mine.. S10 2018 all matt black, simple and beautiful. I'm glad to have "married" to such a reliable girl. My "Maria"!
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  18. DirtyRoadie

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    I have a theory... Yamaha has 2 dinosaurs in their fleet that a few people love but nobody is rushing out to put deposits on. The S10 and the FJR. Yamaha has a good option for those looking for offroad ADV bikes with the T7. So what hit me was maybe they combine the S10 and FJR into one platform with 2 bikes. One with some offroad ability, you know, longer travel suspension, spoked wheels, etc etc. The other with cast wheel, street oriented suspension, yada, yada ,yada. Kinda like the Ducati multi has 2 versions on the same basic platform. They could come up with a new engine or use the existing engine from the S10 or more likely Tracer 9.
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    I am very sorely interested in perhaps trading in my beloved V-Strom 650. I test rode an '18 S10 and LOVED it. And I have a big trip planned in the next few years, provided things COVID settle down.

    I loved the deep blue of the '18. I wish I could get that, new.
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