The Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally is a new version of the popular adventure bike upgraded for off-road riding. It has uprated suspension, a larger fuel tank, and a more powerful engine. The World Rally is also available in a special Yamaha Rally Racing colourway.
The uprated suspension is one of the most significant changes to the World Rally. The KYB front fork is now fully adjustable, and the aluminium piggyback shock both have 20mm more travel than the standard model’s units. This will make the bike more capable on rough terrain.
The World Rally also comes with an adjustable Ohlins steering damper for added stability off-road. This is a welcome addition as it can help prevent the bike from wandering over uneven surfaces.
The fuel tank has been increased in size from 16 to 23 litres. This gives the World Rally a range of up to 500 kilometres, ideal for long-distance adventures.
The engine has also been upgraded. The 698cc parallel twin now produces 74.8hp at 9,000rpm and 69Nm at 6,500rpm. This is a slight increase over the standard model, but it should make the World Rally more responsive when riding off-road.
The World Rally is available in a particular Yamaha Rally Racing colourway. This is a blue and white livery that is inspired by the Yamaha bikes that competed in the Dakar Rally.
The Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally significantly improves the standard model. It is more capable off-road and has a more extended range. The World Rally is an excellent choice for riders who want an adventure bike that can handle both on- and off-road riding.
However, the Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally is unavailable in India. It is expected to be launched in India sometime in 2024.
Here are some of the pros and cons of the Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally:
- Powerful and versatile engine
- Up-spec suspension
- Adjustable Ohlins steering damper
- Road-legal titanium and carbon-fibre Akrapovic slip-on exhaust
- Three-level ABS
- Colour TFT dash with smartphone connectivity
- Taller two-piece seat
- Increased fuel capacity
- Lighter weight
- Special Yamaha Rally Racing colourway
- Not currently available in India
The Yamaha Tenere 700 World Rally is an excellent choice for riders looking for a powerful and versatile adventure motorcycle capable of long-distance and off-road travel. It is not currently available in India but is expected to be released in other markets in 2023.
Source: Yamaha USA