40 years on, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is capturing the imagination of a new generation of riders who want to discover what’s over the next horizon. And for 2020 the exclusive new Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition comes with heritage rally colours and an even higher standard specification.
Featuring blue/yellow racing livery, speedblock graphics and gold rims, the Ténéré 700 Rally Edition pays tribute to the factory bikes raced by Dakar heroes Jean-Claude Olivier and Serge Bacou. With its premium components and pure Ténéré DNA, this is Yamaha’s ultimate middleweight adventure bike.
When the first Dakar Rally took place back in 1979 it gave the Yamaha XT a chance to prove itself in the world’s toughest race. XT riders won this legendary event in ’79 and ’80, and inspired the development of the original Ténéré in 1983 – Yamaha’s iconic adventure bike that changed the world of motorcycling.
The original Ténéré helped to make Yamaha the most successful brand in the Dakar, with XT models taking 18 podiums in the first 6 editions of the world’s toughest race. The pure race-bred DNA that conquered the desert has been passed through the generations to the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition. And it shows.