The many fans of adventure off-road Yamaha, may already begin to write down an important date in the calendar. From August 22 to 25 next in the scenic roads of the Swiss Alps in the canton of Grisons is on schedule, in fact.
An unmissable mega international gathering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birth of the first model of Yamaha Tenere, quell’XTZ600 my 1983 with the name of the famous African desert, that revolutionized the world of enduro then proving to be an innovative model, able to go on any route, with a simple maintenance, excellent value for money and design big bike.
From then on, the next series of single-cylinder Tenere and since 1989, the legendary XTZ750 Super Tenere, variant most impressive two-cylinder designed to meet the increasing number of aspirations ” desert, “have dominated much of the motorcycle market, accompanying generations of fans in their travels on asphalt and not …
Today, the main descendant of the long line Tenere Super Tenere is the maxienduro XTZ1200, born in 2010, which reinterprets the best in a modern legend of the Paris-Dakar married technologies top three tuning forks and an inimitable personality. Perfect for long range tourism, but that excited between the curves, is characterized by a two-cylinder engine front running from 1199 cc 4-stroke DOHC engine with electronic injection, 4 valves and 2 spark plugs per cylinder, full-bodied and well-torque 110 hp maximum power combined with a dynamic character that can be adapted to every driving situation, supported by a superfine chassis, precise and responsive, even in the most demanding routes.
In late August it will be possible to relive three decades of history, thanks to the passion of the Swiss Club Owners Ténéré which, with the official support of Yamaha and in collaboration with other European equivalents such as Club Tenere Italy, organized a long weekend on the shores of Rhine River where it will rise, between the towns of Chur and Bonaduz, a village of more than 10,000 sq ready to host hundreds of participants in a tent coming from so many countries, but united by one spirit, that of Tenere!
The location chosen for this historic event, placed right in the confluence of the most important pass roads of the south of the Alps as the San Bernardino and the Julier Pass and the famous resort St. Moritz and Davos, will review many of the most representative models and beloved of racing as the XTZ750 Tenere Super Tenere Peterhansel (1992) and the XT600 Belgarda Andrea Balestrieri (1984) and some riders involved in the Paris-Dakar yesterday and today, offering guests also many activities such as guided tours ( even at night) through the enchanting and verdant valleys of Switzerland, several travel stories illustrated through videos and photographs, music lessons, “alpine”, and a short distance from the village, a gravel pit sessions adapted for off-road.
Along with the three tuning forks of Parma Dealer Motorcycle Shop, which for 30 years has linked his passion for colors and Yamaha among the most specialized in the creation of new kits and accessories to enhance the character of the adventurer Tenere, the Italian Official Club will be the point of reference for all participants from the beautiful country with a dedicated area that will showcase some models in special display of new XTZ1200 Super Tenere and in particular the famous red and white YZF750 Super Tenere with which the Spaniard Carlos Mas ran the African raid in 1992. The special guest will be inevitable Franco Picco, highlander Italian rally largest in the world with as many as twenty holdings and two second places and always obtained on Yamaha Tenere 750 and that today, almost 55 years, has no intention of interrupt his long career.