Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally unveiled

    The Tenere 700 World Rally comes with a larger 23-litre fuel tank, a colour TFT dash and switchable ABS modes.

    Published On Jun 04, 2023 07:00:00 AM


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    Yamaha has taken the wraps off the Tenere 700 World Rally edition and this higher-spec model further adds to the long-distance as well as off-road capability of the base machine. 

    1. Up-spec suspension, larger 23-litre tank, switchable ABS
    2. Comes in special Yamaha Rally Racing colourway

    Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally: details

    The Tenere 700 World Rally gets up-spec suspension units that feature more adjustability. The KYB front fork is fully adjustable and the aluminium piggyback shock both have 20mm more travel than the standard model’s units. The World Rally also comes with an adjustable Ohlins steering damper for added stability off-road. There’s also a road-legal titanium and carbon-fibre Akrapovic slip-on exhaust on this World Rally edition. 

    To make the World Rally even more capable off-road, there are now three levels of ABS intervention on offer and all the data is displayed via a colour TFT dash, which replaces the older bike’s basic digital LCD unit. This TFT dash can also be paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth for navigation and notification alerts. 

    There’s a taller two-piece seat which raises seat height to a towering 890mm, up 15mm from the standard T7. Fuel capacity at 23 litres, is up 7 litres, and at 219 kg, the World Rally weighs 14 kg more than the standard Tenere 700. However, with the fuel tanks located on either side of the engine, it shouldn’t make the bike feel too top-heavy. 

    The Tenere 700 World Rally is powered by the same liquid-cooled, 698cc, parallel-twin engine but it makes slightly higher peak output figures owing to the Akrapovic exhaust. In this bike, the much-loved CP2 mill is rated for 74.8hp at 9,000rpm and 69Nm at 6,500rpm. 

    The Tenere 700 World Rally is only offered in this special Yamaha Rally Racing colourway with a base blue shade overlaid with pink and silver highlights and pays homage to Yamaha’s off-road racers of yore. The factory Yamaha dirt bikes will be finished in the same colour and will be used by Yamaha riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarres in the 2023 season.

    Unfortunately, the Tenere 700 is not going to be making its way to India anytime soon but some of Yamaha’s other premium, large-capacity models are. 

    Do you want to see the Yamaha Tenere 700 brought to India? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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