The Ténéré Spirit lives on
Inspired by the Yamaha XT model that won the inaugural Dakar Rally, the original Ténéré opened up a new world of possibilities when it was introduced 40 years ago. This legendary motorcycle, equipped with a long range fuel tank, high torque engine and rugged chassis was Yamaha’s first Adventure bike that went on to inspire generations of riders to push the limits, explore the globe and discover iconic places that were previously out of reach.
Carrying forward the authentic rugged DNA and go-anywhere attitude of its predecessor, the Ténéré 700 has proved to be one of the company’s most successful models. Built with the very essence of the original bike – that is to open up the world and make long distance travel accessible to every rider – Yamaha’s best-selling Adventure bike has established a loyal following in a very short time.
For 2024 the Ténéré line-up is strengthened with the addition of the Ténéré 700 Explore. Designed to give today’s globetrotters the opportunity to enjoy the journey as much as they look forward to arriving at their destination, this new Adventure model underlines Yamaha’s dedication to offering the most diverse selection of machinery to suit a wide range of lifestyles.
Ténéré 700 Explore – Increased comfort, capability and accessibility
With its lower 860mm seat height and increased levels of comfort and convenience, the Ténéré 700 Explore is designed to make it easier for anyone to discover the Next Horizon.
Revised front and rear KYB suspension systems feature a 20mm reduction in wheel travel to achieve a lower seat height for easier ground access and greater low speed controllability – and the front and rear spring rates are increased slightly for even more confident handling when fully loaded.
The Ténéré 700 Explore’s screen is higher and wider than standard, giving a 50% larger surface area for improved riding comfort during adverse weather conditions – and the quickshifter with CP2-specific settings gives seamless upshifts. With side case stays fitted as standard equipment, customers can choose to fit Yamaha’s Genuine hard or soft luggage at additional cost.
Ténéré 700 Explore: Exclusive features
43mm KYB front forks, 190mm wheel travel (20mm less than Ténéré 700)
Remotely adjustable rear shock absorber, 180mm wheel travel (20mm less than Ténéré 700)
Lower 860mm seat height for improved ground access and controllability (15mm less than Ténéré 700)
50% larger screen area for increased wind protection
Side case stays fitted as original equipment
Choice of Genuine Yamaha hard or soft side cases (additional cost)