Since its introduction in 2019, the Ténéré 700 has proven itself to be Yamaha’s best-selling adventure bike, with over 40,000 units sold around the world as of this writing.
For Model Year (MY) 2023, the T7 – as it is commonly called by enthusiasts – will receive some new updates that will make the T7 World Raid features standard from the Iwata-based manufacturer.
World Raid style 5-inch TFT meter
Both the Ténéré 700 and Ténéré 700 Rally Edition will be equipped with a 5-inch TFT panel similar to the World Raid. This high-quality dashboard features a choice of two screen themes to suit different riding situations.
In “Explorer” screen mode, the focus is on the RPM scale, enabling the rider to concentrate on maintaining the strongest torque output for effective dirt riding performance. The “Street” screen is a more conventional look with analog-style circular dials. Both screen styles feature a clearly designed layout with easy-to-read icons and warning lights that enable the rider to stay focused on the road or track in front of them.
Like the T7 World Raid edition, the Ténéré 700 MY2023 will be equipped with a Communication Control Unit (CCU) that enables smartphone connectivity. To activate the connectivity, the rider’s smartphone first needs to be linked to the machine via Bluetooth using Yamaha’s free MyRide app. As soon as the owner has linked their smartphone, they can see notifications of incoming calls, emails, and text messages on the new 5-inch TFT screen, as well as monitor key parameters of the bike via the app.
Enhanced ABS modes
Also similar to the World Raid edition, the 2023 Ténéré 700 and Ténéré 700 Rally Edition will be equipped with enhanced 3-mode ABS as a standard feature. This improved system enables the rider to select Full ON; Front wheel ON rear wheel OFF; and Full OFF.
Full ON is mandatory when riding on the street, Front wheel ON rear wheel OFF is designed for use in moderate off-road riding where grip is not constant, while Full OFF is suitable for more extreme off-road riding.
Both the Ténéré 700 and Ténéré 700 Rally Edition are now pre-wired for the fitment of an optional quick shifter system that is now available as a Yamaha Genuine Accessory.
Redesigned front brake lever, new USB socket, LED flashers
For improved durability, the front brake lever has been redesigned to withstand falls, especially during off-road riding. Other upgrades include a new USB socket and new LED signal lights.