Better suspension? Larger fuel tank? Or just a new colour…
The rumoured Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally could be a more high-spec version of the original. But the docs are suggesting just a new colour theme.
The XTZ690D-B name has been type-approved in Europe as a new model, according to bennetts.com. The same source is quoting the documents: same power, same wet weight – 204 kg, same dimensions – length (2370mm), wheelbase (1595mm) and height (1455mm). Which means that it features the same 16-litre fuel tank and same travel for the suspension. This means there’s no significant change in terms of comfort or riding dynamics.
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.