"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away"


(Antoine de Saint-Exupery) 

XTZ750 Rally Raid

Forgotten legends
After the spectacular multiple victories of the two-cylinder HONDA NXR 750 in the Paris Dakareditions from 1986-1989 and the high sales figures of the series offspring XRV 650Africa Twin directly in the factory design, YAMAHA finally had to counter in 1989, because more powerful two-cylinder touring enduros were clearly in vogue.
The new "About TÉNÉRÉ" had then also beside the abbreviation XTZ 750 the request in the name: SUPER TÉNÉRÉ sounded really phenomenal, the optics was clearly based on the rally racerand the performance of 69 hp promised a lot, after all, almost 5 hp more than the dethrottled HONDA.
YZE750T Super Ténéré The YZE750T Super Ténéré, which dominated the 1991 Paris-Dakar Based on the newly developed XTZ750 Super Ténéré production model, efforts to enter the Paris-Dakar Rally as a factory machine were accelerated. In 1990, the 802.5 cc YZE750T Super Ténéré factory machine brought Carlos Mas to second place. In 1991, eight riders from the Sonauto team and the Italian team participated in the rally with a more advanced version of the machine.
This year finally brought success: the riders of the YZE750T Super Ténéré took all the places on the podium, giving Yamaha its first victory in ten years. It was the moment when the dedication and determination of Jean-Claude Olivier and the Yamaha development team to win the rally again finally came to fruition.
This fact and the Rally Dakar successes guided EXESOR to build this rally raid bike.
It is the first build of a special series named “Forgotten legends”.
In honor to the great bike YZE750T.