Big adventure bikes are really popular, based on the sales figures of the BMW Motorrad GS1200-series machines and the resurgence of the legendary Honda Africa Twin. But what of Yamaha and its XT1200Z Super Tenere?

A report has emerged via online magazine advrider about Yamaha’s plans to produce an 850 cc, three-cylinder 115 hp adventure-styled machine. Such an offering would enter a market currently populated by machines such as the BMW Motorrad F800 GS (RM61,900) and Triumph Tiger 800 (XrX – RM66,900).

Despite the Yamaha MT-09 Tracer (RM59,900) being in the Yamaha catalogue, the Tracer is a dual-purpose styled tourer with a road-bias. In the case of the more off-road oriented Tenere-series, there has long been a gap in Yamaha’s line-up for a mid-sized, do-anything, go-anywhere, long-travel suspension machine.

Using the 849 cc triple from the MT-09 sense, and this ties-in with the showing of the Yamaha T7 Tenere Concept at the EICMA show in Milan, last year. The T7 Tenere Concept takes the 689 cc, 74.8 PS Crossplane 2 engine from the Yamaha MT-07, fitted into a super-tall, lifted frame rolling on a 21-inch front wheel.

What do you think? Does a middle-weight Yamaha Tenere have a place in the Malaysian market? Leave a comment with your thoughts and opinions, below.

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