Yamaha revealed its long awaited Teneré 700 at EICMA. Although the machine won’t be available in North America until mid 2020, it will be available in Europe and Australia/New Zealand in the second half of 2019.

Slim profile

The bike looks narrow with a slim fuel tank and a flat seat to allow riders to easily position themselves for confidence or dirt or asphalt.

The Tenere 700 looking svelte.

Flat and narrow seat allow the rider to move around.

Parallel Twin Engine

The bike appears to be powered by the same or similar 689 cc four stroke parallel twin counter balanced fuel injected engine found in the MT-07 naked bike. If the engine is unchanged, it makes 73 horsepower and 50 ft-lb of torque.

The Tenere’s engine is reportedly derived from the MT-07.

Adjustable Suspension

Yamaha says that the suspension is adjustable with a 43 mm upside down fork providing 8.3 inches of travel. The rear shock provides 7.9 inches of travel and a remote preload adjuster. Ground clearance is 9.5″.

A pair of 21″ and 18″ spoked wheels are shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR knobby tires. With these wheel sizes, a wide selection of rubber to suit the rider’s needs are available.

Braking is handled by a pair of 282 mm wave style disks up front and a 245 mm wave rotor at the rear. ABS is standard and is can be turned off by the rider.

Pirelli Scorpion STR tires are standard.


Fuel capacity is 4.2 gallons. However, Yamaha’s website does not provide fuel economy figures. However, it does say that fuel range extends “over 215 mile per fill-up.”

Seat height is stated to be a fairly tall 34.6″.

Yamaha says the new Teneré 700 uses rally inspired details. A pair of twin stacked LED headlights are housed in a clear nacelle for increased lighting and visibility.

A multi-function LCD display provides a wide range of information including fuel level, two trip meters, estimated fuel range, as well as average and instant fuel consumption. Handguards and a bashplate are standard.

Pricing has yet to be announced.

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