One of the longest drawn out campaigns for the sale of a new motorcycle ever. The Yamaha Tenere 700 is finally available for order…but NOT in the US
The Release states –
The bike will go on sale online on 27th of March at 14:00 CET. “The first deliveries are planned in July 2019 and will be allocated to our online customers on a first-come first-served basis”, says Yamaha. The price: €9,299 euro for the standard version. The price is exclusively for online orders and applies until the online system closes on July 31st 2019.
After supplying the initial batch of online orders, Yamaha will commence delivery of the Ténéré 700 to dealerships across Europe from September 2019 at the standard price of €9,699. Yamaha says that these prices are for the standard version only, and the price varies per country.
Nothing in this press release about the USA.
Here are the main figures: 72 hp from the CP2 parallel twin engine, 21 front/ 18 rear, tube-type tires, switchable ABS and a more than 350 km range.
No traction control, no riding modes, no rider aids. Just a simple adventure bike, with a more dirt-road approach than touring capabilities. At least, that seat doesn’t seem to be very comfortable for touring.