Will Yamaha Make a More Extreme Ténéré 700?


Yamaha Tenere 700
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It’s Possible

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 is a bike that’s not yet available in the U.S. but people are seriously pumped for it. The motorcycle retails for under $10,000 and it’s a good adventure bike by most accounts. However, some folks don’t feel it’s as extreme as it should be. Well, it now seems that that could change in the future. There may be a more off-road-focused hardcore model made in the future. 

According to Motociclismo, the Yamaha’s project leader for the bike, Takushiro Shiraishi, said that the company may think about building a Ténéré 700 that’s a little more hardcore. This means there could be a lighter, nimbler, and well-balanced version coming out at a later date.

According to RideApart, the Ténéré 700 is selling like hotcakes in Germany where it is already available, and that means that Yamaha will likely try to make the most of the model with at least one other version of it. It only makes sense for the company. They will get the most bang for their buck out of the design if they can make a couple different versions of the bike. I look forward to seeing what Yamaha does here.

2 Comments

  1. Christopher Haddad
    December 12, 2019
    Reply

    I’d like to see a model with tubeless tires, tft display, cruise control and maybe higher spec suspension in the $12,500 price range

    • December 13, 2019
      Reply

      I like the sound of all those things, Christopher.

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