New Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally

POSTED: 02/06/2023

The new Ténéré 700 World Rally represents the ultimate version of Yamaha’s long distance adventure bike and can trace its heritage back to the very beginning of the world’s toughest race.

Introduced in 1983, the original Ténéré is recognised as one of the most influential and iconic motorcycles of the 20th century - Yamaha’s first ever Adventure bike gave thousands of riders the opportunity to go to faraway places and discover new horizons.

To pay tribute to these riders and the machines they rode, Yamaha is launching a special version of the Ténéré that blends true racing heritage with modern day performance.

Ténéré 700 World Rally – the premium desert stormer

Featuring iconic factory racing colours inspired by Stéphane Peterhansel’s 1993 Dakar race bike, the new Ténéré 700 World Rally is the most exclusive model in the 2023 Yamaha Adventure range.

Historic Yamaha Rally Racing colours

With its bold new blue, pink fluo and silver historic rally racing colours based on the design used on Stéphane Peterhansel’s 1993 factory bike, the Ténéré 700 World Rally celebrates Yamaha’s winning Dakar history. The same colours will be used by Yamaha riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrés in their 2023 race programme where they will test their Ténéré factory bikes to the limit.

Lightweight Akrapovič slip-on muffler

Premium components feature throughout this new flagship Adventure bike. The exclusive slip-on Akrapovič muffler accentuates the high torque feeling and distinctive roar coming from the 270-degree crank CP2 engine and highlights this exclusive machine’s best-in-class specification.

23-litre dual side-mounted fuel tanks

Yamaha’s winning Dakar bikes pioneered the company’s use of long range fuel tanks, so the Ténéré 700 World Rally is equipped with the latest race developed 23-litre fuel tanks that give great autonomy for long distance rides.

High specification 43 mm KYB front forks, 230 mm travel

The premium suspension systems on the Ténéré 700 World Rally are designed to offer excellent handling performance when riding off road for long periods of time. The black coloured 43mm KYB front forks are fully adjustable for spring preload, as well as compression and rebound damping.

Aluminium piggyback rear shock, 220 mm travel

The adjustable rear suspension system is matched to the high specification front end and features a competition quality aluminium body with a piggyback reservoir that ensures consistent damping performance. Featuring a special linkage and large bump stop, the World Rally’s shock gives 220 mm rear wheel travel.

Öhlins adjustable steering damper

With 18 different settings, the lightweight Öhlins adjustable steering damper provides added confidence and controllability when the going gets tough and enables the rider to get the most from the premium suspension systems.

Flat rally inspired 2-piece seat

With its 2-piece design - The flat profile ensures easy rider mobility and effortless front/rear weight shifting, while its dual black-grey material construction gives a firm yet comfortable ride. For added exclusivity, the seat also features the World Rally logo.

5-inch colour TFT with mobile connectivity and 3 themes

Ténéré 700 World Rally riders have a choice of three switchable screen styles – digital, analogue or roadbook style – and the connected 5-inch colour TFT display can also be linked to a smartphone with the free MyRide app, enabling the display of text messages and incoming call notifications on the screen.

3-mode switchable ABS

The World Rally’s 3-mode switchable ABS gives the rider total flexibility in choosing how they want the bike to behave on a variety of surfaces.

  1. Mode 1 is fully on, with ABS working on both wheels – a legal requirement on public roads.
  2. Mode 2 is front wheel on and rear wheel off, giving added confidence on loose gravel tracks – and
  3. Mode 3 is fully off, giving the rider ultimate controllability when riding in the dirt.


Ténéré 700 World Rally Highlights

  • Heritage Yamaha Rally Racing colours
  • Lightweight Akrapovič slip-on muffler
  • 23-litre capacity dual side-mounted fuel tanks
  • High specification 43 mm KYB front forks, 230 mm travel
  • Öhlins adjustable steering damper
  • Aluminium piggyback rear shock, long 220mm travel
  • Dedicated 2-piece flat rally seat
  • 5-inch colour TFT meter with smartphone connectivity and 3 themes
  • 3-mode switchable ABS
Contact our Yamaha Team today on 01452 713123 World Rally side grip pads
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