Yamaha Super Tenere revealed tonight

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Yamaha will reveal the production version of the 1200cc parallel twin adventure bike the Japanese firm hopes will take on the BMW R1200GS at 7pm tonight.

This is what Yamaha is saying about the bike that has a 1200cc parallel twin motor that will be on sale in May along with the new 800cc Yamaha FZ8.

Keep checking back today as MCN will be updating the story.

This is the Yamaha press release in full:

The new Yamaha Super Ténéré
Born in the Ténéré Desert, our new intelligent adventure travel bike boasts a raft of suitably rugged features to take you anywhere - on and off road.
For the twists and turns on those challenging mountain roads or out in the countryside, the new Super Ténéré comes in a super sharp riding package with cutting edge brakes, great handling, perfect torque, power and amazing traction. And with an extensive range of specially tailored adventure accessories, this bike can be even more personalised than before.

Soon, you'll be able to see all of this for yourself.

Right here online at 8.00pm CET on 24th February, we¹ll be launching an exclusive new Super Ténéré video and detailed photos and information. For the hardcore adventurers among you, we will also reveal how get your hands on a new Super Ténéré in time for summer.

Then, on February 25th, the covers will really come off. At the Turkish MotoPlus Motorcycle show, against the fitting backdrop of Istanbul – “The Gateway to the East” and 2010¹s Capital of Culture - we¹ll be officially launching the bike that¹ll take you to the most exotic, far-flung corners of the planet.

But don’t worry, if you don’t manage to join us at the Turkish MotoPlus Motorcycle show, you will get your chance to see the new Super Ténéré live as it will be on display at various motorcycle shows throughout Europe in the Spring.

Just beyond the horizon is the very best part of this adventure: the ride.

Get ready for it.

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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter