Since T7 broke cover a year ago, it has experienced unprecedented levels of attention all over the world. Wherever the bike has been displayed, there have been crowds of eager riders waiting to see it and touch it. Videos of the T7 concept have attracted millions of views, and journalists have been lining up to get a feel of this new generation adventure bike.
Those riders that have been offered a chance to test the T7 have been extremely impressed with its strong torque and lightweight agility, and these highly complimentary press reports – supported by a number of action-packed journalist videos – have reinforced the intense interest in this new Adventure bike.
Inspired by the remarkable levels of worldwide interest generated by the T7 concept – together with the positive feedback and encouraging reviews from those who have ridden it – Yamaha has created Ténéré 700 World Raid, a prototype model which is being used to develop the final specification of the production model.
Yamaha's original Ténéré spirit comes alive in the new Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype. With its strong torque and off road agility, this lightweight adventure bike shows what's over the next horizon.
Now the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype is here to show Yamaha's vision of its next lightweight adventure bike. We chose the best selling 689cc 2-cylinder engine for this new generation adventure bike because of its linear torque delivery and compact dimensions, making it the ideal on and off road powerplant.
The durable steel frame is equipped with state of the art suspension to soak up extreme off road terrain – and special features like the aluminium fuel tank and custom-made Akrapovič exhaust show that this is no ordinary motorcycle.
Dakar winning DNA is clear to see in its rally silhouette, so you can be sure that this new lightweight adventure bike is the real deal. The Ténéré spirit of adventure has returned. So get ready to chase the next horizon.
2018 Ténéré 700 World Raid
Inspired by the huge levels of interest generated during the last 12 months, Yamaha will be taking the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype on a challenging trip across the world throughout 2018.
During this special World Raid Tour, a team of Yamaha riders will take on a number of tough adventure stages across the globe, enabling Yamaha fans in North and South America, Australia, Africa and Europe to see, feel and hear the future of adventure riding. More information will be released on this page beginning of 2018.