It appears Yamaha is looking to introduce a new motorcycle that can take on long desert rallies. Called the T7 Tenere, the concept motorcycle features a Dakar Rally-inspired finish and design that sits on a very tall frame.

Immediately apparent on the T7 is the Dakar-inspired exterior. The concept heavily draws from the Yamaha WR450F Dakar-spec bike with its carbon fiber fairing and skid plate. It also features a large capacity aluminum fuel tank, eye-catching quad-projector LED headlight and staggered wheels: 21-inches at the front and 18-inches at the rear.

Rear quarter of the Yamaha T7 Tenere concept

At the heart of the T7 Tenere concept is the 700cc parallel-twin engine derived from the MT-07 naked motorcycle. For its application in the T7, Yamaha expects the concept to have an output of 75 PS and a curb weight of 180 kg.

The Yamaha T7 Tenere concept in action

If the concept bike does go into production, it will likely become the successor of the Yamaha XT660 Tenere dual-sport. The production version of the T7 could arrive in 2018.