The XT1200Z Super Tenere is powered by an 1199cc Parallel Twin engine. The 270-degree crank enables a piston shooting order that is balanced out however close together. A 98 x 79.5 mm bore and stroke churn out smooth, tractable power that lacks any genuine surge from the eight-valve plant. Two D-mode (drive mode) settings are offered, Touring (T-mode) and Sport (S-mode). Visiting further tames the already moderate power shipment while Sport packs maximum performance. The Yamaha spun 90.75 horsepower on the dyno in S-Mode at 7300 rpm. The power curve is straight and smooth and remains with the gnarly Ducati up until around 5300 rpm. From there it beats the remainder of the bikes until peaking out with the earliest rev limiter while all of the others continue to climb up. The torque curve usually tops the remainder of the machines with exception to the Ducati, and is basically flat from 3000 to 7000 rpm prior to tapering off to the 8100 rpm redline. Optimum torque is 71.19 lb-ft. at 5500 revs.