A Yamaha Motor Company press release is announcing that Yamaha has won its seventh successive “iF Design Award.”  The iF Design Award is a worldwide design competition evaluating many different facets of design.

Two Yamaha machines won an award.  Receiving the awards are the Ténéré 700 motorcycle and the YNF-01 (Yamaha Next Field) 4 wheeled low-speed mobility vehicle.

This article will touch on the Yamaha Ténéré 700.  The Ténéré 700 is the company’s newest adventure tourer.  It harkens back to the tradition of the original Ténérés.  Those earlier Ténérés met with much success in the Dakar Rally in the 1980s and 1990s.

Yamaha’s latest Ténéré 700 is powered by a 689cc water-cooled inline twin-cylinder engine running a 270º crankshaft.  According to Yamaha, the new Ténéré 700 provides a high degree of freedom in riding posture.  It also offers durability, ease of maintenance, and high adaptability under load.  As a result, the new Ténéré balances off-road, adventure, and touring performance to a high level.

Yamaha says the Ténéré design concept of “Exciting Adventure Ténéré” results in a high-positioned face that incorporates a three-piece shield on a distinctive headlight and tank, creating a design that expresses a spirit of adventure.

The Ténéré 700 joins other Yamaha iF Design Award Winners.  In the past, Yamaha’s Motoroid Concept, MT-10 SP, TMAX530 DX, XMAV300, XSR900, YZF-R1, MT-07, and MT09 all chalked up iF Design Awards.



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