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Larger-spec Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid proven in patents | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Probably the most distinguished adjustments to the bike will probably be a bigger gas tank, revised bodywork and a brand new seat.

One of many extra fascinating bikes at EICMA final 12 months was the Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid Prototype. Primarily a extra hardcore model of the massively profitable Tenere 700 manufacturing bike, it featured an Akrapovic exhaust system, rally-style map rollers, particular engine covers, uprated suspension, and new brakes.

Latest patent filings present that Yamaha is working to place a Tenere 700 Raid into manufacturing, although it received’t be fairly as radical because the EICMA prototype. From the patent drawings, the powertrain and primary underpinnings appear to be fairly much like the inventory Tenere 700, however we see probably the most substantial distinction, which is a noticeably bigger gas tank than the usual bike’s, with twin fillers. The Raid seems a lot wider than the usual bike from the shoulders right down to the stomach, and with the inventory bike already housing 16 litres of gas, this one ought to be capable of accommodate properly over 20 litres.

On account of the bigger tank, the bodywork on this area has additionally modified, and even appears to function protruding crash bars behind the radiator shroud. If these are rigidly mounted to the chassis relatively than being simply beauty add-ons, they may assist defend the gas tank, radiator and bodywork from harm in a small crash.

Whereas the headlight appears to be the identical as that of the usual bike, the wind deflectors and windscreen round it look like new and supply extra wind safety than inventory. The instrumentation behind the windscreen is new as properly and might be a portrait-mounted TFT unit to go along with the Raid’s higher-spec place within the line-up.

One other large change is to the seat, which now extends a lot additional forwards and even slides upwards onto the rear of the gas tank. This could enable riders to undertake some extra hardcore off-road driving positions, and the skinnier-than-stock tyres ought to assist out with this, too.

Contemplating how production-ready the bike in these drawings seems to be, it’s fairly possible that Yamaha will formally unveil this bike earlier than the tip of this 12 months. However with the inventory Tenere 700 not on sale in India, it appears fairly unlikely that the Raid will make its approach into our showrooms anytime quickly.

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