Yamaha has confirmed a local release date for its new Tenere 700 World Raid – a higher-spec variant based on its popular XTZ690 middleweight adventure bike platform – gaining key components like a long-range fuel tank and an increased-travel suspension upgrade.
Pricing for the new Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid has yet to be locked in, however, the uprated variant will join the standard Tenere 700 ($19,399 rideaway) in Australian showrooms in the first quarter of next year.
Distinguishing the World Raid is a new 23-litre dual fuel tank that is said provide a riding range of up to 500 kilometres. For reference, the standard Tenere 700 makes do with a 16-litre capacity.
Also exclusive to the Tenere 700 World Raid is new 43mm KYB forks with an Ohlins steering damper and an aluminium piggyback rear shock, offering 230mm of travel at the front and 220mm at the rear. This translates to a 20mm increase in travel at both ends.
The World Raid also benefits from a two-piece seat designed for better rider mobility in both sitting and standing riding positions, as well as a revised airbox with a forward-facing intake to combat dust thrown up by the rear wheel.
On the tech front, the bike features a 5.0-inch TFT display with a portrait form factor to replace the black-and-white LCD dash of the regular Tenere 700. This screen gives access to three-mode switchable ABS to give more control of the bike’s behaviour in varying conditions.
The 2022 Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid carries over the brand’s 689cc parallel-twin engine that generates 54kW and 68Nm.
Likely due to its significantly increased fuel capacity, the World Raid is 14 kilograms heavier at 220kg (wet), while seat height (890mm) and ground clearance (250mm) dimensions each increase by 10mm.
Yamaha Motor Australia will release the new Tenere 700 range-topper in the first three months of 2023, available in two colour schemes: Icon Blue and Midnight Black.
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