Yamaha T7 Tenere Concept. Is This the New Big Thing in the Middleweight Class?

Yamaha T7 Tenere might be the next big thing in the middleweight adventure market due to a great engine and low weight

Yamaha T7 Tenere previews Yamaha’s replacement for the old XTZ 660 Tenere. It should hit the market as a series model in 2018, and the judging by the concept it’s going to be a player in the middleweight adventure class. 

Watch our Yamaha T7 Tenere First View Video 

Yamaha might do the same thing in the middleweight adventure category as Honda did last year when revealing the new Africa Twin. Yamaha is bringing up to life a big name in the adventure world: the Tenere. 

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The trick is that this middleweight bike could be lighter than today’s middleweight adventure bikes. Some people say it will weight around 180 kg. We don’t have the details yet. 

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The engine comes from the well known MT-07 naked – the 700 cc parallel twin capable of 75 hp. 

Looking at the concept, we notice the Dakar-inspired fairings, the 21 front, and the rally seat. Of course, this one is just a nice-looking concept. But it seems to be a very promising one.

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