6-3-20 Update: 9 months later, Joe B has let me know that this S10 is back up for sale with another discount – find it here on Craigslist in Mill Valley, California for $7,400.
9-25-19 Update: A month later, the seller has let me know that this bike is back up for sale with a price reduction to $8,750. Find it here on Craigslist in Mill Valley, California.
Right now you can walk into a Honda or Yamaha dealership and get a modern Africa Twin or Super Tenere. But in the US, the same couldn’t have been said a couple of decades ago. You can occasionally find ’90s examples of the AT and ST thanks to grey market imports, but the latter is much harder to source. Here’s a beautiful XTZ750 Super Tenere that’s currently registered in California!
The 750 was built between 1989 and 1994 and it was quite popular in Europe. The parallel twin motor features 5-valve heads and produces 69 horsepower / 49 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to a 6.9 gallon tank and comfortable riding position, the Super Tenere was a great option for solo touring and light duty dirt. For more on the Super Tenere, check out this review on Visor Down.
This example has 45,500 miles and it’s currently registered in CA as a non-op. The sale includes the owner’s manual, tool kit, and two keys. It was given an engine-in-frame restoration in 2017 with a service, rebuilt suspension by Super Plush, all fluids, new TKC80 tires, new battery, rebuilt calipers, braided brake lines, and more. Aftermarket parts include a Remus carbon fiber slipon exhaust, aftermarket handlebars, custom paint, and heated grips that haven’t been installed yet. Frankly, this thing is cool as hell, and they’re very hard to find in America. The seller is a dedicated motorcycle fanatic who works in the industry, and impressively he’s the original owner, having bought the bike new in 1993!
Find this Super Tenere for sale in Mill Valley, California here on Craigslist for $9,500.