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It’s been 40 years for the reason that first Ténéré, the 1983 XT600Z, and Yamaha Australia is intent on celebrating the milestone by inviting Ténéré house owners to affix them on two particular two-day occasions – to be held in NSW and Victoria this October and November, respectively. Right here’s an excerpt from Yamaha Motor Australia (YMA) about these rallies…

This yr marks the 40-year anniversary of the long-lasting Ténéré. Since its inception in 1983 with the XT600Z, the Ténéré has captivated the hearts and minds of journey fans across the globe.

Over the previous 4 many years, the Yamaha Ténéré has cast its legacy as a logo of the journey spirit, exploration and resilience. From conquering the treacherous terrains of the Paris-Dakar Rally to inspiring riders to push the boundaries of what’s potential, the Ténéré has change into a real legend within the motorbike world.

Within the many years since Cyril Neveu claimed a historic double victory within the first and second Paris-Dakar rallies in 1979-80 on the XT500, Workforce Yamaha has achieved some unbelievable rallying achievements. Ténéré icons reminiscent of Jean-Claude Olivier, Serge Bacou, and ‘Monsieur Dakar’, Stéphane Peterhansel, whose document of six Yamaha victories that started in 1991 stays unbeaten to at the present time, took their machines throughout a number of the world’s most demanding terrain.

Most not too long ago, legendary adventurer and Yamaha ambassador Nick Sanders completed his newest journey across the globe on his Ténéré 700, whereas manufacturing unit riders Pol Tarrés, Rodney Faggotter and Alessandro Botturi proceed to make rally racing historical past on their the GYTR-kitted Ténéré 700 World Raids.

To assist have fun this 40-year milestone for the long-lasting Yamaha, Ténéré 700 house owners are invited to affix upcoming Australian rallies. The ultimate two, two-day Ténéré Rallies are scheduled to happen on:

  • October 13-15 (Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally – Orange, NSW)
  • November 3-5 (Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally – Merrijig, Vic).

Click on right here for more information and a full listing of Yamaha occasions for the remainder of 2023.