According to these documents, the new Tenere 700 Rally could be just a limited-edition version, featuring new colours or a Rally-theme. But we’re still wondering why Yamaha chose to change the name without coming with a higher spec version to join the already successful Tenere 700.
For example, there could be a basic Tenere 700, with a low price tag, and an “SP” version with higher-spec suspension and some goodies for those who want to push the bike a bit harder. At the moment there’s also a Rally pack, that features a small-sized engine guard, radiator protection, an Akrapovič exhaust system, power black paint scheme and an Explorer pack that features aluminium side cases, engine guard, a large-seized skid plate and two paint options – ceramic ice and competition white colour schemes. You can watch this comparison we've made with the KTM 790 Adventure vs. Yamaha Tenere 700 vs. BMW F850GS Adventure.