Category: Culture


Super Ténéré and the music of the desert

Oh Tenere, Oh jealous desert, Why can’t you see You are a treasure I’ve seen the world I love you better Oh Tenere You are the treasure Of my soul Of my soul Of my soul You are the treasure of my soul Yes, the Ténéré is a treasure, but these lyrics have nothing to […]

Thankyou Yamaha

A response from the Super Tenere Team, Yamaha Motor, Hamamatsu, Japan…

Wow, this is great! Why? For those not familiar with the saga of the Super Tenere and its tortuous path to launch in the United States and Canada, a bit of background. First launched in Europe and the rest of the world in the middle of 2010, there was some doubt that they would come […]

Casey Stoner – another day at the office

Not likely to be doing anything like this any time soon on the Super Tenere – er, or, maybe ever… Casey Stoner and Honda are at the top of their game, and Valentino and Nicky’s struggles with the Ducati only emphasize how well Casey was riding it last year. This pic is from the tests […]

Thankyou Yamaha

In Appreciation of Workers at Yamaha Japan

Over at the forum, we’ve been working on a project that we hope will show our appreciation to the workers in the Yamaha factory in Iwata, Japan. These guys and girls did a fantastic job of building our bikes in the aftermath of the tsunami, and getting them to us only 2 months later […]

yamaha 50th anniversary

Nothing to do with the Super Ténéré

But at least it’s Yamaha, and bloody funny!