Yamaha has announced two accessory packs for the Tenere 700 adventure bike, as well as an upcoming European demo tour.
The Tenere 700 adventure bike will be based on Yamaha’s liquid-cooled 689 cc parallel twin, as used in the MT-07 naked bike. Adventure riders have been asking for this model years before Yamaha started teasing the prototype; now, it’s due to be sold in Europe this year, but won’t be in North America until late 2020.
Although it’s taking the bike a surprising amount of time to make it to market, we at least have an idea now of what accessories will be available. Yamaha’s announced two different accessory packs available for the European market—the Explorer Pack and the Rally Pack.
The Explorer Pack is focused on travel, with aluminum panniers (37-litre capacity per side), along a beefed-up skid plate, engine crash bars, centre stand, and a rack.
The Rally Pack is aimed at riders who want to hoon about in the dirt, with a one-piece offroad seat (narrow, with grippy side panels), Akrapovic exhaust, tricked-out chain guide and chain guard, a rad guard, LED blinkers, a protective tank pad, and a number plate holder.
Yamaha hasn’t confirmed either accessory pack will be available in North America, and we haven’t seen any pricing for the kits in any market.
Yamaha will also offer other standalone accessories, including the standard go-tos such as heated grips, lowering kit and LED accessory lights.
European owners looking to customize their Tenere 700 can use the MyGarage app to pick colours, choose between Yamaha’s factory accessories, and see what it all looks like ahead of time. From there, they can order whatever specific configuration they choose from a dealership, who can assemble it all for them.
Yamaha’s also going to be doing a Euro demo tour for the Tenere 700. Details of the tour are available at Yamaha’s Tenere 700 website. Yamaha is planning demo stops in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK.