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2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700
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The 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700: A Middleweight ADV Favorite

Late last year, Yamaha announced that the Ténéré 700 would receive notable updates going into 2023. These included a new Communication Control Unit facilitating smartphone connectivity, introducing a TFT display to accommodate all the added info and features, and an updated ABS system. Interestingly, the Yamaha USA or Canada product pages for the 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 don’t seem to include any of these features. It remains to be seen whether an updated model will join the 2023 Yamaha lineup later in the year.

The Ténéré 700 is powered by the 689cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin CP2 engine borrowed from the MT-07. At 74 hp and 50 lb-ft of torque, peak performance figures are not what most people get this Japanese motorcycle for. The real reason that the Ténéré 700 is such a dominant force in the middleweight space is because of its maneuverability and flickability. If you’ve seen Pol Tarrés ride the Ténéré 700, you know exactly what we’re on about.

Yamaha’s design team has equipped the Ténéré 700 with a long-travel 43mm inverted fork with 8.3 inches of travel and a linkage-type rear shock with 7.9 inches of travel. The fork is fully adjustable, and the rear shock comes with a remote preload adjuster to easily fine-tune for changing loads or riding conditions.

The 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 starts at $10,499 USD / $13,499 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 in one place.

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $10,499 USD / $13,499 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Rally-style instrument cluster
    • Lightweight double-cradle frame
    • Refined and powerful CP2 engine

Main Specs

  • Engine: 689cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin
  • Power: 74 hp
  • Torque: 50 lb-ft
  • Weight: 452 lbs (205 kg)
  • Seat Height: 34.4 inches (873.7 mm)

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2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700


2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Specifications

From Yamaha

ENGINE

Engine 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 8 valves
Power 74 HP
Bore x Stroke
80.0mm x 68.6mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System
Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet Multiplate clutch
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front
43mm inverted fork, fully-adjustable; 8.3-in travel
Suspension Rear
Single shock, adjustable preload (w/remote adjuster) and rebound damping; 7.9-in travel
Brakes Front Dual 282mm hydraulic disc; selectable ABS
Brakes Rear
245mm hydraulic disc; selectable ABS
Tires Front
90/90R21 Pirelli® Scorpion® Rally STR
Tires Rear 150/70R18 Pirelli® Scorpion® Rally STR
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.2 gal
Color Ceramic Ice, Intensity White, Matte Black

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
93.3 in
Overall Width 35.6 in
Overall Height 57.3 in
Wheelbase
62.8 in
Ground Clearance
9.4 in
Seat Height
34.4 in
Wet Weight
452 lbs

WARRANTY

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Extension

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700


2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Features

TOP FEATURES

Advanced Twin-Cylinder Engine

The Ténéré 700 features a fuel-injected, 689cc liquid-cooled, inline twin-cylinder engine derived from Yamaha’s award-winning MT-07. This compact powerplant features an ideal power delivery for adventure riding, for tractable and controllable power in every riding condition.

Adventure-Focused Ergonomics

The Ténéré 700 features a narrow body, slim fuel tank, and flat seat allowing maximum agility, enabling the rider to grip the tank whether sitting or standing, giving added confidence on dirt or asphalt. The protective fairing and handguards work with the tapered handlebar to ensure comfort on the longest rides.

Not Afraid To Get Dirty

Highly adjustable, long-travel suspension is mated to dirt-ready spoked wheels mounting 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tires, ensuring that Ténéré 700 doesn’t shy away from aggressive riding when the pavement ends. The triple-disc brakes also feature selectable ABS, which can be disabled when desired for off-road riding.

Refinement Meets Durability

Every aspect of the Ténéré 700 is built to combine Yamaha’s legendary reliability with impressive performance, from the compact LED headlights, to the strong and narrow steel frame, to the smooth counterbalanced motor, and crystal-clear LCD gauges.

ENGINE

Compact Stacked Transmission

The six-speed transmission “stacks” the gearbox and the crankshaft in a triangular layout to keep the overall engine size shorter front-to-back, which optimizes engine placement in the frame for outstanding weight balance. The transmission ratios are designed to bring out the best of the low- to mid-speed torque and excellent response characteristics, letting the rider focus on the road or trail ahead.

Compact, High-Tech Engine

Developed from the stellar MT-07 Hyper Naked sportbike, the Ténéré 700 engine combines exceptional reliability and exciting power delivery in a compact, fuel-efficient package. With an overall size similar to some single-cylinder motors, the 689cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin gives the Ténéré 700 a slim feel for exceptional off-road confidence, while the counterbalanced two-cylinder design provides smooth, long-legged power ideal for long days in the saddle.

Crossplane Crankshaft Concept

The two-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” 270-degree crank—which traces its lineage directly to the Dakar-dominating XTZ750 race bikes—to provide linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input. The CP2 engine is also light, slim and compact, and offers an excellent level of rider/machine communication.

Offset Cylinder Design

The CP2 engine shifts its cylinder bores slightly forward, towards the exhaust side. This offset reduces piston to cylinder wall friction, for enhanced reliability, more power and improved fuel economy.

Refined Fuel Injection

Electronic fuel injection settings have been calibrated to deliver a balance between rapid response—perfect for technical riding off-road—and smooth, linear delivery ideally matched for flowing progress when back on pavement. Boasting excellent fuel economy, robust acceleration, and precise controllability on- and off-road, the result is an extremely versatile powerplant.

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION

Adventure-Ready Suspension

Aggressive dirt riding requires capable suspension, so the Ténéré 700 utilizes a long-travel 43mm inverted fork with 8.3 inches of travel. The beefy inverted layout is highly resistant to flex to maintain precise steering and suspension action, and the fork is fully adjustable to match changing road and trail conditions. The linkage-type rear shock is similarly outfitted for adventure, with 7.9 inches of travel, and a remote preload adjuster to easily fine tune for changing loads or riding conditions.

Balanced Ergonomics

The ability to shift body weight forward and rearward to suit the terrain is crucial in off-road riding situations, so the Ténéré 700 features a flat seat and slim body that allows maximum rider agility. The narrow body and fuel tank also enable the rider to grip the tank whether sitting or standing, giving added confidence whether you’re riding on dirt or asphalt.

Dirt-Ready Braking With Switchable ABS

The Ténéré 700 features a pair of wave-style 282mm front discs, with rear braking handled by a 245mm wave-style rotor, for powerful deceleration that isn’t afraid of dirt and dust. ABS comes standard to boost rider confidence and prevent wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions, but the Ténéré 700 gives riders the option of temporarily disabling the system for full manual control—ideal for the unique demands of challenging off-road conditions.

Durable Spoked Wheels

Unlike many so-called adventure bikes which feature cast alloy wheels or road-biased tires, the Ténéré 700 flaunts its serious off-road intentions with tough spoked wheels mounting 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tires, ideal for both on- and off-road riding. Strong and lightweight, these wheels give riders a range of tire choices, from aggressive pure enduro tires to versatile dual-sport options.

Lightweight Double Cradle Frame Design

A lightweight, high-strength tubular steel frame provides a tuned rigidity balance for nimble, responsive handling with the strength and durability needed to tackle the harshest terrain with confidence. The chassis utilizes a short 62.6-inch wheelbase for agility and boasts 9.5 inches of ground clearance to tackle whatever the trail throws at you.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Exceptional Range

Thanks to the fuel efficient engine and compact 4.2-gallon fuel tank, the Ténéré 700 is ready for the Next Horizon, with a fuel range extending over 215 miles per fill-up.

Protective, Versatile Cockpit

The rally-inspired upper fairing and standard handguards ensure wind and weather protection ideal for long riding days. The taper aluminum handlebar is positioned for a relaxed riding position when sitting or standing on the pegs. The cockpit is also designed to accommodate additional navigation devices, such as a GPS or rally road book.

Rally-Bred LED Lighting

Echoing the focused, purposeful design of rally-built “works” racing machines, the Ténéré 700 utilizes a clear headlight nacelle with quad LED headlights. This vertically-stacked two-plus-two headlight design provides aggressive looks and excellent visibility, while the LEDs themselves are bright, long-lasting and resistant to shock and vibration.

Rally-Style Instruments

The lightweight instrument panel displays a wide range of information that can be absorbed without having to take your eyes off the road or track. The multi-function LCD display features gear position, fuel level, two trip meters and estimated fuel range, as well as average and instant fuel consumption and more.


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