Published on 15 Jul 2010 by Alison
The new Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré is an enduro bike with offroad capabilities and plenty of on-board technology. So much technology, in fact, that hard core offroaders might find it a bit limiting. In which case the Italians, in their clever style, have created a video showing us the trick to disabling the Super Ténéré ABS function and freeing up the rear wheel.
It’s so simple to do it’s almost laughable. All you have to do is sit the bike up on the central stand, switch on the engine and put it in gear. In this way the rear wheel spins and the computer registers an error between the front and rear wheel, meaning you can now bundle along for some real off-roading with no ABS.
We’d like to stress, however, that Yamaha built the XT1200Z Super Ténéré with no function available to switch off the ABS. This is for obvious safety reasons, and the fact that the ABS is quite high tech and relies on an efficient electronics system with combined braking mechanism. But if you’re particularly serious about this, you now know how to do it. The video in English says to put the bike in second gear, but the original video in Italian (after the jump), says to use first.