The 2019 Yamaha Ténéré 700 received an iF Design Award bestowed by the iF International Forum Design, the world's longest-established independent design organization based in Hannover, Germany. Every year since 1953, superior designs are selected from industrial products etc. from around the world.

That Ténéré 700 was awarded for its design concept of “Exciting Adventure Ténéré.” is Named after a desert region in the south central Sahara in Africa, this model has a high-positioned face that incorporates a three-piece shield on a distinctive headlight and tank, creating a design which expresses a spirit of adventure.

The design inspires users to impulsively head outdoors through high-quality packaging and styling which evokes a feeling of adventure.


The Ténéré 700 is an adventure tourer that draws on a long history of success in one of the world's toughest rallies - the Dakar - in the 1980s-90s. The Ténéré 700 features a 6.9 liter water-cooled inline 2-cylinder engine mounted on a lightweight body. With a high degree of freedom in riding posture, high durability and ease of maintenance, along with high adaptability under load, this new model balances off-road, adventure, and touring performance to a high level.

This marks the 7th consecutive year that Yamaha has received an iF design award.

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