Saturday, March 12, 2011



Ténéré Tragic, ride sponsor and all-round awesome motorcycle industry mover and shaker, Steve 'Wolfman' Smith has just announced Australian pricing details for the fast-approaching range of Altrider accessories from the USA for the new Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré.

The Wolfman has played an integral part in the development of these new Altrider goodies, as it was his own XT1200Z that was air-freighted across to Altrider HQ late last year for the crew there to use as their R&D test mule.

When they were done, the bike was then shipped back to OZ in time for Wolfy to join us on the Ténéré Tragics ride last week -- along with a sprinkling of pre-production Altrider parts that were used on both Steve's (pictured) and my XT1200Zs on the ride.

Steve advises that Altrider's production parts for the XT1200Z Super Ténéré will go on-sale in Aussie next month (April), although full product details and images can be viewed now on the web site.

The Altrider range of parts and their local Australian pricing (inc GST) via Steve's emporium are as follows:

Engine protection bars - $469.95
Engine sump guard - $449.95
Rear luggage rack - $249.95
Exhaust header guard - $69.95
Sidestand foot - $69.95 (available now)
Rear brake cylinder cover - $89.95
Uni joint cover - $89.95

I ran the Altrider rear luggage rack (it’s a ripper, real strong, and with a handy 'cubby-hole' storage spot below the main rack), exhaust header guard, sidestand foot, rear brake master cylinder cover and universal joint cover on my 1200, while Steve ran the full complement on his bike. When we were hammering the rock farm, I sure was wishing I had an Altrider sump guard on my bike: as it's a strong and fully protective piece of hardware that has a whole lot more 'meat' to it than the Yamaha sump guard Yamaha had fitted to my bike.

For more details, check out the Altrider web site and then give Steve a yell at on 1300 GO MOTO and give your Super Ténéré the protection it deserves.

-- Clubby, Ténéré Tragic #1

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