Now, Yamaha EU’s product management lead for racing has been questioned on the possibility of factory bolt-on rally-raiding extras for the Ténéré 700 following the success of Yamaha’s all-new R1 GYTR/GYTR Pro; and mates, there’s a possibility we might have her for the future seasons.
“It could be interesting. We are looking into if that could be an option,” admits Yamaha’s Leon Oosterhof (via MCN).
“[Last year’s Ténéré 700 World Raid concept] had a lot of interest, so that was very motivational for us…sometimes you make a concept and then show it and see how the market reacts and if there’s enough curiosity and interest.”
“We are looking into whether that could be an option.”
Yamaha herself is quite active in the off-roading sector; her motocross series sports nearly as much coverage as the iconic full-fairinged ‘R’ range, and both efforts supply the production lines for hooners worldwide.