Yamaha finally unveils Ténéré 700

Yamaha Ténéré 700

Yamaha has finally released its production version of the Ténéré 700 adventure motorcycle which will be available in late 2019.

Thankfully it looks almost the same as the T7 prototype that has been travelling the world for the past year.

The bike has been unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan over night and it certainly looks ready for an adventure.

Ténéré 700Yamaha Ténéré 700

While it looks similar to the T7 prototype with its iconic Dakar Rally vertical style screen and four-LED headlights, it now has not one, but two 282mm front discs and a 245mm rear disc with switchable ABS.Yamaha Ténéré 700

The new Ténéré 700 will be available in Ceramic Ice, Competition White and Power Black.

Yamaha’s 689cc MT-07 parallel twin CP2 engine is narrow which makes it the perfect donor for an adventure bike.Yamaha Ténéré 700

Fuel economy is a out 5L/100km which gives it about 350km of range, which is enough to get an adventure started.

The whole bike looks narrow and nimble, though it does have a high 880mm seat which is 9mm higher than the 1200cc Super Ténéré, but 9mm lower than the Kawasaki KLR650.

Ténéré 700 sits on 21-inch front and 18-inch rear speed wheels with allrounder  Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres.Yamaha Ténéré 700

Suspension travel is 210mm at the front and 200mm at the rear with a remotely adjustable mono-damper shock and adjustable upside-down 43mm forks.

The tubular steel frame and an aluminium swingarm and a 1590mm wheelbase.Yamaha Ténéré 700

It features vertical, high-contrast, dual-tone digital instruments.

Pricing should make it ultra-competitive with the Triumph Tiger 800 XCx / XCA, the BMW F 850 GS Adventure or the KTM 790 Adventure.

Yamaha Ténéré 700 Specifications

Engine type 2-Cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valves
Displacement 689 cm³
Bore x stroke 80.0 mm x 86.6mm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch type Wet, Multiple Disc
Ignition system TCI
Starter system Electric
Transmission system Constant mesh 6-speed
Frame Double cradle steel tube
Front suspension Telescopic forks, 210mm travel
Rear suspension Swingarm – link type suspension, 200mm travel
Front brake Hydraulic single disc, 282mm
Rear brake Hydraulic single disc, 245mm
Front tyre 90/90-21 54V
Rear tyre 150/70-18 70V
Overall length 2365 mm
Overall width 915 mm
Overall height 1455 mm
Seat height 880 mm
Wheel base 1590 mm
Min ground clearance 240 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank) TBA
Fuel tank capacity 16 L
Colours Ceramic Ice, Competition White, Power Black
Warranty 24 months, parts and labour
RRP TBA
Availability Late 2019

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