VIDEO | 72 hp and 205 kg wet. Unfortunately, we still have to wait a bit
Yamaha just unveiled the Tenere 700 in its final shape. Actually, it’s the prototype we spotted last year at the EICMA, but now we also have the tech specs. Here are the main figures: 72 hp from the CP2 parallel twin engine, 21 front/ 18 rear, tube-type tires, switchable ABS.
No traction control, no riding modes, no rider aids. Just a simple adventure bike, with a more dirt-road approach than touring capabilities. At least, that seat doesn’t seem to be very comfortable for touring.
The new Tenere 700 seems to be ready for adventure – a big and tough aluminium engine shield, radiator protections, hand-guards, high ground clearance and a high seat – 880 mm, so this could be a problem for the short riders.
There’s a bad news also – although this is the final version, we still have to wait a bit until it hits the market. Yamaha says that it will arrive to the European market in the second half of 2019, while the U.S. market will see the bike a bit later.