If you think that the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 is not tough enough for your taste, take a look at this 2020 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition. Inspired and developed from the world of Dakar Rally, this new Japanese adventure bike is regarded to be one of the best hardcore machines in its category.
The 2020 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition is inspired by the bikes ridden by Serge Bacou and Jean-Claude Olivier during the Paris-Dakar rally back in the 80s (1983 & 1984 to be exact). The blue/yellow colour combo is further elevated with Yamaha’s iconic speedblock graphics and we’re digging the whole vibe.
Constructed to be the ultimate dual-purpose machine, the Rally Edition comes with some extra kit to fortify the bike even further such as height-increased rally seat (894mm), fuel tank grip pads, off-road handlebar grips, super-strong skid plate, added guards for the radiator and chain, LED signals, and a sweet-looking Akrapovic slip-on exhaust.
Fitted with a 689cc twin-cylinder engine, the Ténéré 700 punches out a respectable 74hp at 9,000rpm 68Nm of max torque at 6,500rpm. It might not be the most powerful in its class, but its dimension, riding ergonomics, and 196kg kerb weight make it a super worthy contender for some serious off-road fun. WE WANT ONE.