We are driving on two Yamaha Teneres one from 1987 and one from 1984.
Why did we choose Yamaha Tenere?
- It's a simple bike.
- Easy to learn to repair your self.
- Mechanic around the world can also repair the
- No electronic on the bike.
- Run with a normal cap. No advanced injection
- Can get some spare parts around the world.
- Easy to do service on (Change oil, change oil
- It's weight is only around 160 kg (Dry)
- Your bike should never be more heavy (incl. all
luggage) that you can pull it up your self if you have a crash.
- Low Petrol usage and a big tank.
- Petrol usage is around 18-20km per litre petrol.
- The standard petrol tank is 28 l. So that make
the bike go 500-550 on a tank full.
- Drive on all kind of petrol unleaded, leaded and
down to 76 oct. (maybe lower)
- It's not so expensive, 2500-3500$ for a used one.
(The older models are the best.)
- You don't lose so much money if it get stolen
(It's almost impossible or very expensive to get the bike insured for a
- The Carnet de passages en Douane (Custom papers
need for a number of countries around the world) will not be so
- Strong bike.
- A lot of people have being driving a round the
world on this bike with out any big problems.
- Do runs to hot in the desert, if is the model
with oil cooler.
- Many People have being running more 100.000 km on
- Strong frame, no problems in off road situations.
- Weak points are the the coil for the ignition and
rear shock absorber (normally give up after 30-40.000 km). So change it
before leaving. New reinforced coil con you get from