2023 Tenere 700 and Tenere 700 Rally Edition Features

POSTED: 02/11/2022

Instrument upgrades, smartphone connectivity and ABS refinements
Since its launch in 2019, the Tenere 700 has achieved outstanding success throughout Europe. With over 40.000 units sold, its special combination of a high torque 690cc CP2 engine with a rugged dual purpose chassis has rearmed Yamaha’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of Adventure bikes – and the legendary Tenere is once again the definitive motorcycle for every explorer and adventure seeker.


The line has been further strengthened with the Tenere 700 Rally Edition featuring an additional range of premium upgrades that equip it for the toughest terrain – and the recent introduction of the long range Tenere 700 World Raid has given every rider the possibility to go even further beyond the Next Horizon.


The incredible potential of the Tenere 700 models has been demonstrated by factory rider and brand ambassador Pol Tarrés who became the first person to ride a 2-cylinder machine in the Erzbergrodeo, outperforming many riders on lightweight enduro machinery.
Pol was joined by Tunisia Desert Challenge winner Alessandro Botturi in the Tenere World Raid Rally Team for the Africa Eco Race in October. And while the race team blasted through Africa, Nick Sanders has once again demonstrated his remarkable spirit of adventure as well as the class leading performance, durability, and reliability of Yamaha’s adventure bike by completing the first circumnavigation of the globe on a Tenere 700.


For 2023 the Tenere 700 and Tenere 700 Rally Edition feature a number of important upgrades and refinements that add value to the overall package and reinforce their position as the world’s leading Adventure machines.

World Raid style 5-inch TFT meter
Both the Tenere 700 and Tenere 700 Rally Edition are equipped with new 5-inch TFT meters. This high quality dashboard features a choice of two screen themes to suit different riding situations.


In “Explorer” screen mode the focus is on the RPM scale, enabling the rider to concentrate on maintaining the strongest torque output for effective dirt riding performance. The “Street” screen is a more conventional look with analogue style circular dials. Both screen styles feature a clearly designed layout with easy to read icons and warning lights that enable the rider to stay focused on the road or track in front of them.
Smartphone connectivity
Staying in touch is now even easier for Tenere riders because the 2023 models are equipped with a Communication Control Unit (CCU) that enables smartphone connectivity. To activate the connectivity, the rider’s smartphone firstly needs to be linked to the machine via Bluetooth® using Yamaha’s free MyRide app. As soon as the owner has linked their smartphone, they can see notifications of incoming calls, emails, and text messages on the new 5-inch TFT screen, as well as monitor key parameters of the bike via the app.


If set up accordingly, the system can also notify the rider of any technical issue that may be detected on the Tenere and can transmit a notification via email to a motorcycle dealer or any other contact that has been designated by the rider.


MyRide app also offers many other useful functions including monitoring all key parameters of the bike, tracking the route taken, as well as recording the distance covered, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes and much more. Data can be shared on social media, compared, and discussed with other Yamaha Adventure riders on some of the many internet forums and dedicated social media groups.
Enhanced ABS modes
The previous model’s ABS system offered a choice of ON or OFF modes, and for 2023 both the Tenere 700 and Tenere 700 Rally Edition are equipped with an enhanced 3-mode ABS. Already featured on the World Raid model, this improved system enables the rider to select Full ON; Front wheel ON rear wheel OFF; and Full OFF.


Full ON is mandatory when riding on the street, Front wheel ON rear wheel OFF is designed for use in moderate o road riding where grip is not constant, while Full OFF is suitable for more extreme o road riding.
Pre-wired for quickshifter
Tenere 700 and Tenere 700 Rally Edition are pre-wired for the fitment of an optional quick shifter system that is now available as a Yamaha Genuine Accessory.
Redesigned front brake lever, new USB socket, LED flashers
For improved durability, the front brake lever has been redesigned to withstand accidental damage if the machine falls down. Other upgrades include a new USB socket in place of the previous 12V design, as well as LED flashers.
Updates for Tenere 700 & Tenere 700 Rally Edition
  • 5-inch dual-theme TFT meter
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • 3-mode ABS
  • New colours and graphics for Tenere 700 – Icon Blue and Tech Kamo
  • USB socket
  • LED flashers
  • New front brake lever design
  • Quick shifter pre-wiring

Icon Blue

Tech Kamo

Heritage White

Rally Edition

For 2023, Tenere 700 receives updated graphics and new colours: Icon Blue and Tech Kamo. Tenere 700 Rally Edition will continue to be available in Heritage White.  
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