The Yamaha Tenere 700 was introduced in 2019 and was later joined by the Rally Edition with some original Yamaha options, including the aluminum skid plate, chain guard, radiator cover, which is also one of the most popular bikes among off-road and rally riders.
For 2023, there are no changes for the two models – which share the block and chassis.
The engine remains unchanged, the well-known 689 cc, 73.5 hp CP2 two-cylinder that the MT-07, Tracer 6 and R7 have in common.
The same goes for the chassis, which continues to rely on the double-steel cradle frame, the Kayaba 43mm fork with 210mm travel, and the rear mono which provides 200mm of travel at the rear wheel.
However, some significant enhancements have been added to the equipment, along with improvements to improve usability.
In addition, the Ténéré 700 is available for 2023 with new graphics and new colors: Icon Blue and Tech Kamo. The 700 Rally Edition remains available in Heritage White.
For 2023, both Ténérés will receive the new 5-inch TFT instrumentation, with the choice between the 'Explorer' mode or the more traditional 'Street' mode.
Also arrives the Communication Control Unit (CCU) that allows Bluetooth connectivity to the smartphone.
Once the bike is connected to the smartphone via the free Yamaha MyRide app on the dashboard, you can see notifications of incoming calls, emails and messages.
In addition, the most important parameters of the motorcycle can be monitored via the app.
And perhaps the most important change for the more off-road oriented rider, the ABS on the two enduros with 21-inch front wheel changes: in the previous model it was 2-mode ON or OFF.
For 2023, both the Ténéré 700 and Ténéré 700 Rally Edition will be equipped with 3-mode ABS for intensive off-road use that is already standard on the Ténéré World Raid.
This system allows the rider to activate the ABS in Full mode, or deactivate the ABS only on the front wheel and rear wheel, or disable the ABS completely for off-road use.
A quick shifter is now available as an original Yamaha accessory and all Ténéré 700s are now prepared for its eventual installation.
The brake lever of the front brake is also new to prevent damage in the event of a fall. Other updates include a new USB connection and LED turn signals.