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Yamaha: New Ténéré World Raid Supertanker Gets a Makeover for 2022

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown
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Yamaha has just gone back to adventure bike basics with their long-distance, off-roading variant of the beloved Ténéré 700 – and the new Ténéré World Raid has fuel capacity increase and suspension at the top of the list of tweaks, among other improvement perks. 

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown

For starters, Yammie gave the World Raid an increase in front-wheel stability compared to the 700 – an Öhlins steering damper, with a full 18 clicks of adjustment. 

This is accompanied by the new (also fully-adjustable) piggyback shock, complete with a rubber bump stop to keep the surprise of sharp bumps to a minimum. 

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown

Suspension at the front (43mm KYBs, adjustable for preload, rebound, and compression damping) creates a total travel increase to 230mm, with the KYBs boasting a neat coating that claims to reduce internal friction, increasing longevity of performance. 

For ABS, Yammie’s supertanker now features a new three-mode ABS set up, with access to three modes: On, Rear Wheel Off, and Fully Off.

The whole kit-and-caboodle now runs on a sweet set of dual side-mounted juice cans capable of increasing capacity from 700’s previous size of 16 liters to 23 liters. That means a potential range of 300 miles isn’t impossible, though that would obviously be dependent on how hard the bike is ridden. 

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown

The bodywork is also fresh-off-the-belt, with the sleek fairings complementing the machine’s evolution to a new-but-still-purely-functional 5in colour TFT dash – to be paired with smart devices for notifications (though music and nav aren’t included). 

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown

As for the bike’s center of gravity, ergonomics, and weight distribution, the report tells us that Yamaha’s kept everything the same for ease of handling.

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown

The report from MCN gives us a few more features included in the World Raid model – “a large windscreen, comfier seat, side wind deflectors, large footrests, improved radiator grille, better engine guard and a new airbox that is claimed to work better than before in dusty conditions” – along with the souped-up price of £11,600. 

“The new model…is £1900 more than the stocker, and feels expensive for a 72bhp adventure bike,” comments the report. 

“An up-specced F850GS is about £100 more and comes with a lot more gadgetry and an extra 20 horses on tap, albeit with an extra 10kg of mass. Nonetheless, the World Raid may prove to be the rugged globe-trotter many desire…to go a long way without too much of a fuss.”

Yamaha Ténéré World Raid: media connected to the reveal and subsequent spec breakdown

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*All media sourced from Motorcyle.com*

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  1. A couple of points. “Suspension at the front … travel increase to 43mm” — pretty sure the number is 230 mm up front.

    The quoted portion of the MCN article comparing the T7 World Raid to an F850GS is off the mark, I think, given the Raid’s larger fuel tank and longer-travel suspension. The proper comparison would be to the F850GS Adventure, which is some 24 kg heavier and commensurately more expensive.

    1. Hello ADStryker,

      Great of you to drop in – I’ll go take a gander and do some tweaking. Off the top of my head you’re right, 230mm is the total given the 43mm KYBs are on there. Thanks for catching that.

      Regarding the F850 GS Adventure, I very much agree, though from what I recall, the main difference between the F850 GS and the Adventure is also the exterior; adjustable levers, an adjustable windshield, enduro-style footrests, a tougher engine guard, hand protectors, and a stainless-steel luggage rack as standard.

      Price-wise, the Adventure would certainly be slightly more compatible, though you’re getting far more in the way of electronics when it comes to BMW, that’s for sure.

      Thanks for stopping by and lending your thoughts!

      Cheers,
      Amanda

  2. Bad ass Yamaha…Bad ass BMW F850GS… I still like my already paid for 2012 BMW F650GS as it cost less in personal property tax and after all my mods, performs just as well if not better without having another chunk taken out of my bank account. Seems to me all of the bikes of this style are patterned after the 2012 F650GS, Awesome Bike.