EICMA 2018: Yamaha Tenere 700 specifications and details released
The EICMA 2018 has started with a bang as many motorcycle manufacturers have begun showcasing their upcoming models in production-ready guise. Earlier this year, a prototype of the Yamaha Tenere 700 was spotted testing giving a strong hint of the overall ADV design. And now Yamaha has revealed the specifications, features and other details of the production-spec Tenere 700 that will hit international dealerships sometime next year. We can just hope that Yamaha India brings it to our shores by early 2020. Looking at the popularity of the ADVs globally and in India too, this one, if priced right, has the potential to give a stiff competition to the likes of the Triumph Tiger 800, Honda Africa Twin and also the recently launched Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT.
Powering the 2019 Yamaha Tenere 700 is a CP2 689cc parallel-twin engine that is based on Yamaha's popular offerings, MT-07 and XSR700. Yamaha mentions that 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 6,500rpm, this engine offers the ideal balance of performance and controllability. Yamaha claims that the parallel twin will offer a range of 350km.
The 2019 Yamaha Tenere 700 is based on an all-new slim, agile and light chassis that should be equally suited to both road and off-road riding. This was done by designing an all-new lightweight double cradle tubular steel frame that combines low weight with higher strength. The Yamaha Tenere 700 has a wheelbase of 1,590mm and a ground clearance of 240mm. As seen from the images, the 2019 Yamaha Tenere 700 is a reasonably tall motorcycle with a 880mm high seat and slim body that allows maximum rider agility. The compact bodywork and narrow fuel tank also claims to offer better grip of the tank with the knees whether sitting or standing, giving added confidence and control in every situation, whether you're riding on dirt or asphalt.
The Tenere 700 comes with adjustable long-travel 43mm upside down forks with 210mm of suspension travel with full damping adjustment. The Ténéré 700 is equipped with a rally-bred link-type rear suspension system featuring a lightweight aluminium swingarm for low unsprung weight, this high specification rear end offers 200mm of travel. The rear set-up comes with a remote adjuster. The braking system consists of dual 282mm wave front discs and a 245mm wave rear disc.
Similar to the Yamaha's latest factory Rally bikes and the T7 concept machine, the 2019 Yamaha Tenere 700 comes equipped with a total of four LED headlights. Stacked in a 2 + 2 layout and protected by a clear nacelle - and with two LED position lights at the base. It gets a rally-bred cockpit for the Dakar character and multifunction LCD display features comprehensive information including gear position, fuel level, two trip meters and estimated fuel range, as well as average and instant fuel consumption and more. The compact rally screen and nose fairing should offer adequate protection from the wind. The ADV gets Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tyres that are fitted as original equipment on the 21-inch front wheel/18-inch rear wheel combination.
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