Compact high-tech engine
Developed from the stellar MT-07 Hyper Naked sportbike, the Ténéré 700 engine combines exceptional reliability and exciting power delivery in a compact, fuel-efficient package. With an overall size similar to some single-cylinder motors, the 689cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin gives the Ténéré 700 exceptional handling, while the counterbalanced two-cylinder design provides smooth, long-legged power ideal for long days in the saddle.
Cross-plane crankshaft concept
The two-cylinder engine features Yamaha’s “Crossplane Crankshaft Concept” 270-degree crank—which traces its lineage directly to the Dakar-dominating XTZ750 race bikes—to provide linear torque development in response to the rider’s throttle input. The CP2 engine is also light, slim and compact, and offers an excellent level of rider/machine communication.
Offset cylinder design
The CP2 engine shifts its cylinder bores slightly forward, towards the exhaust side. This offset reduces piston-to-cylinder wall friction, for enhanced reliability, more power and improved fuel economy.
Compact stacked transmission
The six-speed transmission “stacks” the gearbox and the crankshaft in a triangular layout to keep the overall engine size shorter front-to-back, which optimizes engine placement in the frame for outstanding weight balance. The transmission ratios are designed to bring out the best of the low- to mid-speed torque and excellent response characteristics, letting the rider focus on the road or trail ahead.
Refined fuel injection
Electronic fuel injection settings have been calibrated to deliver a balance between rapid response—perfect for technical riding off-road—and smooth, linear delivery ideally matched for flowing progress when back on pavement. Boasting excellent fuel economy, robust acceleration, and precise controllability on- and off-road, the result is an extremely versatile powerplant.
Lightweight double-cradle frame design
A lightweight, high-strength tubular steel frame provides a tuned rigidity balance for nimble, responsive handling with the strength and durability needed to tackle the harshest terrain with confidence. The chassis utilizes a short 159 cm wheelbase for agility and boasts 24,13 cm of ground clearance to tackle whatever the trail throws at you.
The ability to shift body weight forward and rearward to suit the terrain is crucial in off-road riding situations, so the Ténéré 700 features a flat seat and slim body that allows maximum rider agility. The narrow body and fuel tank also enable the rider to grip the tank whether sitting or standing, giving added confidence whether you're riding on dirt or asphalt.
Aggressive dirt riding requires a capable suspension, so the Ténéré 700 utilizes a long-travel 43 mm inverted fork with 21,08 cm of travel. The beefy inverted layout is highly resistant to flex to maintain precise steering and suspension action, and the fork is fully adjustable to match changing road and trail conditions. The linkage-type rear shock is similarly outfitted for adventure, with 20 cm of travel, and a remote preload adjuster to easily fine-tune for changing loads or riding conditions.
Dirt-ready braking with switchable ABS
The Ténéré 700 features a pair of wave-style 282 mm front discs, with rear braking handled by a 245mm wave-style rotor, for powerful deceleration that isn’t afraid of dirt and dust. ABS comes standard to boost rider confidence and prevent wheel lock-ups in reduced-traction conditions, but the Ténéré 700 gives riders the option of temporarily disabling the system for full manual control—ideal for the unique demands of challenging off-road conditions.
Durable Spoked Wheels
Unlike many so-called adventure bikes which feature cast alloy wheels or road-biased tires, the Ténéré 700 flaunts its serious off-road intentions with tough spoked wheels mounting 53,34 cm front and 45,72 cm rear tires, ideal for both on- and off-road riding. Strong and lightweight, these wheels give riders a range of tire choices, from aggressive pure enduro tires to versatile dual-sport options.
Rally-bred LED lighting
Echoing the focused, purposeful design of rally-built “works” racing machines, the Ténéré 700 utilizes a clear headlight nacelle with quad LED headlights. This vertically-stacked two-plus-two headlight design provides aggressive looks and excellent visibility, while the LEDs themselves are bright, long-lasting and resistant to shock and vibration.
Protective and versatile cockpit
The rally-inspired upper fairing and standard handguards ensure wind and weather protection ideal for long riding days. The taper aluminium handlebar is positioned for a relaxed riding position when sitting or standing on the pegs. The cockpit is also designed to accommodate additional navigation devices, such as a GPS or rally road book.
The lightweight instrument panel displays a wide range of information that can be absorbed without having to take your eyes off the road or track. The multi-function LCD features gear position, fuel level, two trip meters and estimated fuel range, as well as average and instant fuel consumption and more.
Thanks to the fuel-efficient engine and compact 19,9 L fuel tank, the Ténéré 700 is ready for the Next Horizon, with a fuel range extending over 346 km per fill-up.