It made its debut as a prototype at EICMA with Botturi’s blessing and a great success with the public. Now Yamaha is at a crossroads: to produce it or not?
October 7, 2022
There Ténéré 700 is a much loved model, in the past and also in its most recent version. At EICMA, last year, it received yet another applause when the Raid GYTR edition was unveiled. A prototype built using i GYTR components (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing). It is the result of the experience of two champions like Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrés highlights all the sportiness and aggressiveness of the Ténéré 700.
The Raid also made a fine show of itself at the Motor Bike Expo where our editorial staff awarded it as the most beautiful special of the Verona Motor Show
In short, this Ténéré 700 Raid is a success and Yamaha is planning to produce it in series. Or so we read between the lines in the statements of Leon Oosterhof, Yamaha Europe product manager. “Sometimes – told MCN colleagues – you create a prototype, then you show it and see how the market reacts, if there is enough curiosity and interest “. Speaking of manufacturing, he cautiously stated that “could be an option. We are considering”.
All that remains is to wait then and maybe we will know something more after EICMA.
Characteristics of the Ténéré 700 Raid
- Akrapovič titanium racing exhaust
- GYTR ECU
- High performance airbox and filter
- 48 tooth crown
- Oversized radiator
- Double cooling fans
- New water pump cover
- New oil cooler
- Heavy duty Rekluse clutch
- Two-part clutch cover
- New clutch lever
- 48mm fork travel – 270mm
- Triple clamp CNC triple clamp
- New long travel shock absorber – 260 mm
- Single 300mm front disc
- Competition brake pads
- New front brake pump.
- New front brake lever
- 267mm oversize rear disc
- New caliper fixing bracket
- Braided brake hoses