It looks like a spider.
The new Ténéré 700 comes equipped with a distinctive looking headlight assembly that is a direct spin-oﬀ from Yamaha's latest factory rally bikes and the T7 concept machine. A total of four LED headlights project powerful beams of light that can illuminate the darkest wilderness. Stacked in a two-plus-two layout and protected by a clear nacelle, along with two LED position lights at the base, this strong face gives a purposeful look that matches this new Adventure Touring bike's imposing character.
It has super cool, rally-inspired, multi-function instruments.
Another example of how the new Ténéré 700 has been developed using rally-bred technology can be seen with the compact rally style instruments. Located centrally behind the screen for great visibility, this lightweight instrument panel displays a wide range of information that can be absorbed by the rider without having to take their eyes oﬀ the road or trail. The multi-function LCD display features two trip meters and comprehensive information including gear position, fuel level, estimated fuel range, average and instant fuel consumption, and more.
The cockpit is designed to accommodate the ﬁtment of aftermarket navigation devices, enabling riders to add extra equipment to suit their requirements, including GPS, road book readers and smartphones.
A ton of thought went into the ergonomics.
The ability of a rider to shift their weight and position on the bike is crucial for maintaining full control in oﬀ-road riding situations, so the Ténéré 700 is equipped with a ﬂat seat and slim body that allows maximum rider agility. The compact bodywork and narrow fuel tank also enable the rider to grip the tank with their knees whether sitting or standing, giving added conﬁdence and control in every situation, whether riding on dirt or asphalt.
On long journeys, the screen and front cowl provide protection from the wind and weather, and thanks to the bike's slim and compact body design, the rider can tuck in tightly to the chassis and keep out of the main airﬂow. As well as deﬂecting wind and rain, the tough plastic handguards offer added protection from branches and foliage when riding in the wilderness, and help to protect the levers and throttle from accidental damage.
The 698cc crossplane engine has special Adventure Touring settings.
Yamaha has revolutionized the motorcycle world with the development of the crossplane concept engines that power a range of the company's best-selling models, and the new Ténéré 700 is equipped with the highly respected 689cc parallel-twin engine.
The key characteristic of this compact CP2 engine is its strong and linear torque output that gives instant throttle response together with outstanding acceleration—attributes that make it a capable and versatile performer on and oﬀ the road. Producing maximum torque at 6,500 rpm, this engine provides the ideal balance of performance and controllability, and its excellent fuel economy contributes to the Ténéré 700's ability to cover long distances between fuel stops.
To cater to the unique requirements of Adventure Touring riders, the ﬁnal transmission ratio is optimized for both road and off-road operating conditions. Together with a range of model-speciﬁc fuel injection settings, these features contribute to the bike's outstanding versatility and remarkable performance in different riding environments.
It has legs from here to tomorrow.
Throughout the development of this new generation Adventure Touring bike, Yamaha's principal goal was to ensure that the Ténéré 700 would deliver class-leading oﬀ-road performance together with outstanding on-road capabilities and provide genuine long-range potential.
The slim design of the fuel tank belies its 4.2-gallon capacity, and its narrow rear section oﬀers plenty of rider mobility and excellent knee grip. Whether sitting down or standing up, the compact dimensions of this long-range fuel tank enable the rider to shift their weight around eﬀortlessly. Thanks to the excellent economy of the twin-cylinder engine, 4.2-gallons of fuel provides an approximate average 217-mile fuel range which gives the new Ténéré 700 a high level of all-terrain versatility.