Yamaha has unveiled a new version of the Ténéré 700 in Europe. The World Rally, an advanced version of the Rally that will be available in Japan starting in 2023 with an accessory package, is now available in 1990s Paris Dakar Rally colors.
Flagship model of the Tenere 700 series
The 2023 Ténéré 700 features a new full-color 5-inch TFT meter, which was first used in Europe by the Ténéré 700 World Raid. Other new features include the brake, which previously had two modes, front and rear ABS on and rear wheel off, but now has expanded functionality to three modes, including front and rear ABS off.
New to this is the Tenere 700 World Rally. In addition to special features such as a 23-liter fuel tank from Wahlreid (16 liters for STD), a two-piece seat, 230/220 mm stroke front and rear suspension, and Ohlins steering damper, it also features an Akrapovic slip-on silencer.
The livery replicates the historic rally racing colors of the YZE750T Super Ténéré (blue, fluorescent pink, and silver) that brought Yamaha its first victory in the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1991 after a 10-year absence. The suspension is also tightened with black rims as on the YZE750T.
In Japan, the Tenere 700 is expected to adopt the new meters after the 2024 model year, but there are currently no plans to launch the World Raid. The World Rally, a development of the World Raid, is also unlikely to be introduced in Japan.
Tenere 700 World Rally Main Specifications
Overall Length x Overall Width x Overall Height: 2370 x 905 x 1490mm
Seat height: 890mm
Vehicle weight: 219 kg
Engine: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, in-line 2-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve, 689cc
Maximum output: 74.8 PS at 9000 rpm
Maximum torque: 7.03kg-m/6500rpm
Fuel tank capacity: 23 liters
Transmission: 6-speed return
Brakes: F=W disc, R=disc
Tires: F=90/90-21, R=150/70R18