The adventure motorcycle market is rapidly becoming one of the most competitive segments in the motorcycle industry. With KTM and BMW both completely revamping their pinnacle offerings, and enjoying record sales in the process, many other brands are playing a desperate game of catch-up. Yamaha recently announced a number of critical improvement in their 2014 Super Ténéré in an attempt to woo buyers who have previously slipped through their fingers.
Despite lagging sales, few would argue the Super Ténéré is anything less than excellent. In its brief history it has won many an ardent fan, most quick to praise its reliability, balance, quality of construction, and rider comforts. If there have been any objections, those might be commonly attributed to the sizable weight of the Super Ténéré and perhaps an absence of a few bells and whistles buyers expect of a current big bike.