- Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
- Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
So the T7 concept is still a concept, but it has also spawned a ‘Tenere 700’ prototype called the Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid.
The Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid uses a steel cradle frame and Yamaha states ‘Featuring the rugged rally-inspired character of the original T7 concept bike, and developed using the information gained from intensive testing of the T7 during 2017, this lightweight adventure bike is unlike anything else on offer in the market place.’.
Most of the bodywork on the Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid is carbon fibre with 4 small LED lights in the Dakar rally styled front fairing, combined with a Akropovic exhaust and Brembo brakes this bike has the goods to make a serious lightweight machine.
Over the next year a group of Yamaha test riders will take the Tenere 700 World Raid on a challenging world circumnavigation which will enable fans in America, Australia, Africa and Europe to see, feel and hear the future of adventure riding’.