The middle-weight adventure motorcycle, the Yamaha Tenere 700, has been very popular in international markets. And now, its new World Rally Edition is off the wraps. To commemorate 40 years since the Tenere was introduced in 1983, the new Tenere World Rally Edition has been revealed in Europe. The World Rally Edition has an exclusive livery, drawing inspiration from the 1993 Dakar bike that Stéphane Peterhansel rode to victory (motorcycle class) in the 1993 Dakar Rally. In addition, the new bike will also include a new two-piece seat with a new World Rally logo. It carries a price tag of £13,000 (Rs 13.41 lakh, ex-showroom) in the European market.
Coming to the technical bits, the Tenere World Rally Edition receives a few upgrades in the form of a KYB long-travel suspension system and an Akrapovic titanium exhaust. However, the dual side-mounted fuel tanks remain the same as the 2022 World Raid bike.
Yamaha Tenere World Rally Edition: Features
On the feature front, the new motorcycle is available with a three-mode switchable ABS, a 5-inch TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity for navigation, and Öhlins adjustable steering damper.
Yamaha Tenere World Rally Edition: Engine and Gearbox
The new edition continues to use a 689cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine churning out 72.4bhp at 9,000rpm and 68Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit.
Also Read: Yamaha R15 M vs MT-15: Comparison
The Tenere World Rally Edition is a top-of-the-line adventure bike. Yamaha's adventure bike range also includes the standard Tenere 700, the Tenere Rally Edition, and the Tenere World Raid. To give you a brief background, Yamaha's rally success goes back to the first Dakar Rally in 1979, with Stéphane Peterhansel winning the race onboard the XT500 bike. The XT badge persisted through the years, appearing on the 1983 Yamaha XT600Z Tenere, the 1989 XTZ750 Super Tenere, and the XT660Z that was superseded by the Tenere 700 in 2019.