Yamaha showcases new T7 Tenere concept adventure motorcycle at the 2016 Milan Motorcycle Show.
Yamaha has taken the wraps off its new T7 Tenere concept adventure motorcycle at the ongoing Milan Motorcycle Show. Just a glimpse of the Yamaha T7 Tenere concept is enough to tell you what this high riding, aggressive looking motorcycle is all about. It has been said that the new T7 Tenere concept could replace Yamaha’s XT660Z Tenere which is currently on sale in the European market. The XT660Z Tenere is powered by a 660cc liquid cooled engine developing 45BHP of max power and 58Nm of peak torque. The new T7 Tenere concept though will be powered by the Yamaha FZ-07’s 698cc engine which will be more powerful. Although Yamaha has not revealed details about the engine at the moment. Expect the FZ-07 engine to be reworked for the T7 Tenere concept in order to suit its markedly different nature.
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The new Yamaha T7 Tenere concept has a flush design which incorporates a sleek fuel tank flanked by a bolted on fairing, a single piece seat, a neat engine guard and an Akrapovic exhaust system. What gives the motorcycle a rather aggressive design though is the exposed instrument cluster with four LEDs placed below with the task of replacing a large and heavy head lamp unit. The adventure motorcycle comes fitted with a 21inch front wheel and an 18 inch rear wheel that are shod with block-tread tyres, all of which give away its rally credentials.
Yamaha states the new T7 Tenere concept has been developed in France by the company’s official rally riders and engineers while its R&D team from Italy and the GK design team in Netherlands have also been part of the final product.
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