Fri, 20 Dec 2019

MCN's “best adventure of the year 2019” - Yamaha Ténéré 700

The Next Horizon is Yours.


Driven by a high-torque, 689cc, 2-cylinder engine, equipped with a special optimised transmission that gives you the ideal balance of power and control, this rally-bred long distance adventure bike is built to master a wide range of riding conditions on the dirt of asphalt.

The compact tubular chassis and slim bodywork offer maximum agility during stand up or sit-down riding – and long travel suspension and spoke wheels give you the ability to get to anywhere you want. Just fill up and go! The Next Horizon is Yours.

“The Ténéré proves less is more… it’s clear the Ténéré has all the manners, obedience and predictability of a good-natured, novice-ready roadster. It’s as fruity or a friendly as you want… There are no riding modes, traction control, cruise control, ride-by-wire or Bluetooth to bamboozle. And the Ténéré’s stark simplicity makes perfect sense when it comes to off-roading. Spot a byway you want to explore? Just disable the ABS with one button and crack on, leaving behind adventure riders who’ve stopped to configure their ‘Off-Road Gravel Executive Pro’ modes. And you will want to head off-piste because the Ténéré’s so encouraging. The riding position is commanding; the suspension’s long travel absorbs lumps, bumps and jumps, the large wheels roll over obstacles easily while Pirelli Scorpion tyres bite into sketchy surfaces. And all of this still leaves change from nine grand. The Ténéré 700 is the reality check the adventure class so desperately needed.”– Martin Fitz-Gibbons, Deputy Editor, MCN, October 2019.