Yamaha launched a harder off- version of the Yamaha Tenere 700 middleweight adventure bike at EICMA 2021.

Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid Prototype is the hardcore off-road version of Tenere 700

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Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid Prototype is the hardcore off- version of Tenere 700

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Yamaha introduced a more radical and off--focused prototype concept based on the Yamaha Tenere 700, a middleweight adventure bike. Although not on sale in India, the Yamaha Tenere 700 is a very successful bicycle for Yamaha in the European market and North America. It is said that Tenere 700 provides the perfect combination of attractive engine, light and flexible packaging and competitive price. Inspired by Yamaha drivers such as Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarres driving the Tenere 700, and consulting Yamaha’s top drivers, Yamaha has created a more extreme, off-road-focused concept aimed at direct pull raids!

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Tenere 700 Raid Prototype gets more suspension travel and several other upgrades to make it more suitable for off-road.

According to Yamaha, the Tenere 700 Raid Prototype is manufactured with extensive use of GYTR (original Yamaha Technical Race Car) performance parts. The most change is in the suspension, the front and rear units are replaced by Kayaba units. With more adjustability, the new device also provides an additional suspension travel of 60 mm. The Tenere 700 Raid Prototype has a travel of 270 mm at the front and 260 mm at the rear. Front forks and shock absorbers are also mounted on custom yokes and connecting rods.

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Tenere 700 Raid Prototype has a new suspension with more travel, Akrapovic racing exhaust, high-performance air box and filter, and other upgrades.

The exhaust is all titanium Akrapovic racing exhaust, and the engine is equipped with a high-performance air box and filter. Also added an oversized radiator, dual cooling fans, a new water pump cover, new oil cooler and a Rekluse heavy duty clutch with a two-piece clutch cover and a new clutch lever. The brakes have been changed to a high-spec 300mm single front disc with racing brake pads, and an upgraded front brake master cylinder. There is also a new front brake lever and an oversized rear brake disc with a diameter of 267 mm, as well as a new caliper mounting bracket. Steel braided front and rear brake hoses have also been added.

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Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid Prototype may be used in competitive rallying in 2022.

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The transmission has been lowered by the 48-tooth rear sprocket, and the rear is now thinner to fit 140/80 tires specifically designed for rally riding. The bicycle is also equipped with two front and rear fuel tanks, a carbon fiber baffle, a pull seat, a Scotts damper and a full set of pull navigation device from RNS. According to Yamaha, this bike will “fight for the next horizon soon”, so it is likely to be launched primarily as a racing machine and make its debut in some international rally events in 2022.

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