Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tokyo 2011: Yamaha Super Tenere doesn't panic, always knows where its towel is

Yamaha Super Tenere Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery

Yamaha looks to have channeled a bit of BMW with the Super Tenere concept bike that's currently being displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show. Like the Bavarian automaker's Gina concept, the Super Tenere eschews traditional bodywork for a fabric covering supported by some kind of internal skeletal structure. Naturally, the expected production version for next year will come equipped with real bodywork and a fully functional engine... at least we'd hope so.

That future production model will come equipped with a 1200cc parallel-twin powerplant and will do battle with BMW's range of off-road-ready GS bikes. Check out the goods in our photo gallery below, live from Tokyo.

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