Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid: Lengthy Vary Rally Raid Machine

Yamaha has made one other variation on the mid-weight ADV by modifying the Tenere 700. Now, we get the Tenere 700 World Raid, a motorcycle that’s prepared for rally raid competitors in addition to long-distance journey.

To be clear: World Raid will not be a fully-fledged Dakar bike (nor wouldn’t it be authorized there, as Dakar laws restrict the machines to 450 cc engines, or smaller). As a substitute, it is meant for lovers who need an up-spec journey bike from the manufacturing facility that may deal with robust offroad using and perhaps even an occasion just like the swanky Sardinia rally or different enthusiast-oriented race occasion.

The up to date T7 World Raid is supposed for extra aggressive using. Photograph: Yamaha

So, what’s upgraded? Maybe the largest replace is the 26-litre break up gasoline tank, which wraps much less across the bike than the usual T7’s tank. Yamaha says that the World Crimson ought to get a gasoline vary of as much as 500 km per tank relying on the using situation, and that the break up design prevents gasoline from transferring round and negatively affecting dealing with.

There’s additionally a brand new fork and shock, with 20mm extra suspension journey on the entrance and rear. The KYB fork provides spring preload adjustment, and Yamaha says it has lightened the inside to enhance dealing with. For shocks, there’s a distant reservoir to stop cavitation and the aluminum physique is meant to dissipate warmth higher.

The World Crimson comes with extra suspension journey than the usual T7. Photograph: Yamaha

The digital options have additionally been up to date to be extra offroad-friendly. Yamaha launched a three-mode ABS system within the World Raid; You’ve gotten your regular normal ABS mode with antilock brakes on the entrance wheel and rear wheel. A second mode affords ABS on the entrance wheel and rear wheel with out antilock brakes. There’s a third mode with no ABS entrance or rear. Yamaha says that with a button gauge it is simple to shift the bike again to straightforward entrance and rear ABS, whether or not the bike is working or not.

There’s additionally a brand new 5-inch TFT display screen with three layouts, together with a rally-style mode that ought to act as a race tripmeter: The ‘Explorer’ display screen structure includes a fashionable digital design that gives all the important thing knowledge on the machine in a up to date and simple to learn model. The ‘Road’ display screen includes a tachometer with a round dial and needle giving a extra conventional look from the analog period, and the ‘Crimson’ display screen is impressed by a typical rally racing roadbook and options two unbiased countdown tripmeters that allow the rider Makes see the gap to the following waypoint,

chilly! There’s additionally a brand new metallic crashbar mounted across the engine, and a brand new radiator grille, which we think about, for higher offroad safety. Yamaha additionally included a brand new set of off-road-style footpegs with detachable rubber inserts for consolation.

So when will it come to Canada? Uh, we do not know; For now, Yamaha has solely confirmed the bike for Europe, with deliveries anticipated in Might. Do not forget that Europe’s T7 pipeline is completely different from ours, so simply because they’re getting a motorcycle this spring, there isn’t any assure we’ll see it right here this yr and even subsequent yr.

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