August 8, 2022

The center-weight journey bike section is arguably one of the vital populated and thus thrilling ones for the time being. The Yamaha Tenere 700 has grown to be the most effective choices within the section, exhibiting the world what a hardcore twin-cylinder journey bike is really able to. Now, Yamaha has gone and made it even sweeter by saying the arrival of a higher-spec, extra succesful iteration — the 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype.

One of many few complaints with the usual Ténéré 700 was that its suspension was slightly too mushy for extra demanding off-road use. Yamaha has been listening to its prospects and has addressed this with the brand new mannequin. The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid digs deep into the GYTR (Real Yamaha Know-how Racing) components bin and contains a host of parts from Yamaha’s rally bikes. 

ADV Pulse experiences that the Raid makes use of “bigger 48mm forks with 10.6 inches of suspension journey and mounts them with CNC Machined aluminum triple clamps for further rigidity. The rear shock has additionally been upgraded with 10.2 inches of suspension journey and in addition will get a revised suspension linkage.”

It’s additionally value mentioning that the bike has been developed with enter from off-road riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrés. If these names don’t sound acquainted, you need to undoubtedly take a look at the ‘Seeker’ collection on YouTube; what Pol Tarrés can do with the Ténéré is phenomenal.

There are additionally some efficiency updates on the Raid. A brand new airbox and filter, together with the addition of an oil cooler for the radiator, ought to enhance efficiency. Then there’s a customized ECU and full titanium Akrapovic exhaust that present a bump in energy. Different modifications embrace higher safety for aggressive off-road using and higher braking {hardware}. 

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Contemplating that the Dakar rally remains to be restricted to the 450cc class, we gained’t be seeing the Rallye spec iteration taking part on the planet’s most difficult race anytime quickly. Nonetheless, there are nonetheless quite a few different opponents that the Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid can take part, and it appears like a wonderful bike for us frequent folks as properly.

There’s no phrase on when the Ténéré 700 Raid will go into manufacturing or if the GYTR catalog might be out there to current homeowners of the usual bike. We’ll put up an replace when Yamaha releases extra info.