Yamaha’s 2012 Super Ténéré competes with BMW’s GS, and now they’ve gone and created a GS Adventure competitor with their Worldcrosser package for the ST. It starts as a Ténéré—with shaft-drive and a big parallel-twin—but is peppered with carbon panels, and has a protective skidplate and brake and driveshaft shields.
Naturally, the Super Ténéré Worldcrosser also comes with knobby tires, the MCE Karoo 2 to be exact. The Karoo 2 is designed for large-displacement enduro rocketships like the ST Worldcrosser. The knobs are shaped to allow a smooth on-road ride, but aggressive enough to tear it up off-road.
Here’s a video of a guy in Greece absolutely tearing up a Greek cityscape on an original Super Ténéré. A Worldcrosser on Karoo 2s would be able to dig even deeper trenches (from HFL).