A video tells the story of the phenomenon that, on the Yamaha twin cylinder, has “climbed” the Mercedario in Argentina
May 23, 2022
Land Pol Tarres’s exploits on the Yamaha Ténéré 700 have (fortunately for us) no end. This time the trialist and his twin were the protagonists of the climb to Cerro Mercedario, one of the highest mountains in South America, where he reached a height of 6,157.5 meters.
The company is shown by the documentary you see here: 18 minutes of video that tell the fruit of a project completed in just three months, which involved a lot of motorbike and rider – the altitude, with all that entails, is no joke .
“The purpose of this feat was to put the bike and rider to the test in extreme conditions,” explained Tarres. “On 12 March I started from base camp, at three thousand meters, I did the first 10 km and slept at the intermediate camp, at 4,500 meters. On the 14th I reached the highest point ever reached by a twin cylinder, at 6,175.5 meters. “
The next step, says Yamaha itself, is to go further as in the words of the Iwata manufacturer “La Ténéré is ready to aim for 7,000 meters”, with a message that openly says that “we will be back in the mountains” before Christmas 2022. Stay tune in.