There’s a brand new Yamaha Ténéré 700 on the town, with a brand new 2023 mannequin known as the World Rally arriving to have fun 40 years for the reason that unique Ténéré was launched.
The brand new World Rally will are available an unique livery based mostly off Stéphane Peterhansel’s 1993 manufacturing facility bike that he raced to victory in that yr’s Dakar Rally, together with a brand new two-piece seat and an unique Akrapovič slip-on muffler.
Together with the slick new paint job, muffler, and seat, the World Rally retains the premium KYB long-travel suspension (now in black!), the 23-litre facet mounted gasoline tanks, and Öhlins adjustable steering damper from the 2022 World Raid, and sits on the prime of Yamaha’s journey bike vary which additionally contains the usual Ténéré 700, the Ténéré Rally Version, and the Ténéré World Raid.
There’s additionally the 5-inch TFT show with smartphone connectivity for all of your navigation wants, and three ABS modes: each wheels on, entrance wheel on and rear wheel off, and each wheels off.
Over 40 years of Dakar heritage
Journey bike producers are all the time eager to flaunt their Dakar heritage, however Yamaha’s rally success actually stretches furthest again, profitable the very first Dakar Rally in 1979 with the Yamaha XT500.
The XT badge continued on all through the a long time, showing on the 1983 Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré, the long-lasting 1989 XTZ750 Tremendous Ténéré, and eventually the XT660Z, which was changed by the present era Ténéré 700 in 2019.
So, with nearly steady manufacturing of bikes based mostly off Dakar-winning designs over 40 years, the brand new Ténéré 700 World Rally has all of the credentials to be a very globe-busting journey bike.