UPDATE 03/11/22: Yamaha Motor Australia has today told media that its 2023 Tenere 700 will not adopt European-spec upgrades like the TFT dash and three-way ABS as “a move aimed at keeping the cost affordable for Australian ADV riders”.
Australia-bound 2023 Yamaha Tenere 700 units will be specified as before albeit with the new colourway ‘Tech Kamo’. Timing and pricing has yet to locked in.
02/11/22: Yamaha has announced a handful of updates for its highly popular Tenere 700 middleweight adventure bike, with the 2023 model expected to arrive in Australia sometime next year.
Most notably, the updated Tenere 700 sees a 5.0-inch colour TFT dash to replace the ageing black-and-white LCD setup, offering two screen modes to suit varying riding conditions. This upgrade also enables smartphone connectivity and data tracking features via Yamaha’s MyRide app.
While the current Tenere 700’s anti-lock braking system (ABS) can be toggled on or off, the upcoming model update offers a third option to have the front ABS on, and rear ABS off.
Other updates include a more resilient front brake lever, a new USB socket to replace the previous 12-volt setup, new LED indicators and ‘pre-wired’ electronics to accept an optional up/down quickshifter. Two new graphics options include Icon Blue and Tech Kamo colourways.
No changes have been made to the bike’s 689cc parallel-twin engine which continues to generate 54kW and 68Nm.
While availability has yet to be confirmed by Yamaha’s local wing, INFO MOTO expects that the 2023 Tenere 700 should follow the release of the top-spec Tenere 700 World Raid variant that is expected to hit Australian showrooms in the first quarter of 2023.
For reference, the current Yamaha Tenere 700 is available from $19,399 rideaway, while World Raid pricing has yet to be announced. The Tenere 700 ‘Rally Edition’ remains unavailable in Australia.
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.
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.
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