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Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid unveiled | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Yamaha has unveiled the Tenere 700 World Raid which guarantees to be an much more potent off-roader.

The Yamaha Tenere 700 will get a brand-new, extra hardcore model – the Tenere 700 World Raid – whose prototype we first noticed at EICMA final 12 months. It guarantees to be a stronger off-roader by going the additional mile and including important updates over the usual bike.

The brand new Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid will get twin side-mounted gas tanks with a mixed capability of 23 litres, able to giving it a claimed vary of as much as 500km when in comparison with the only 16-litre tank on the usual Tenere 700 that has a claimed vary of 350km. Yamaha claims that not solely does the brand new tank design enhance the bike’s vary but in addition helps with its total agility. Merely put, the brand new tank design is situated low on the chassis, which centralises the mass. Additionally, it being a dual-tank design signifies that gas inside it doesn’t splash about as a lot as it might in a single-tank set-up, thus enhancing its stability. Though the World Raid weighs a whopping 16kg over the usual bike, it additionally will get a 5.0-inch color TFT show with cellular connectivity, in comparison with the usual bike’s LCD show. Nonetheless, even this iteration doesn’t get navigation. 

The  Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid will get new KYB the other way up entrance forks with 230mm of journey, furnished in a relatively handsome-looking bronze Kashima coating, and an adjustable rear monoshock with 220mm journey. The usual bike will get a USD unit on the entrance with 210mm of journey and a monoshock with 200mm of journey on the rear. The brand new suspension parts enhance the World Raid’s floor clearance by 10mm, to 250mm. And this additionally interprets to a seat top of 890mm on Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid when in comparison with the usual bike’s seat top of 875mm. It additionally will get an Ohlins adjustable steering damper and a rally-inspired two-piece seat that enables the rear part to be eliminated for equipment. 

The Tenere 700 World Raid will get three-mode switchable ABS, whereas braking tasks are dealt with by twin 282mm discs on the entrance and a 245mm disc on the rear. It will get the identical 689cc, cross-plane twin cylinder engine that’s current on the usual bike. This engine produces 72hp at 9,000rpm and 68Nm of torque at 6,000rpm, and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

The World Raid is available in the identical color schemes as the usual bike, albeit with totally different graphics. It’s priced at £11,600 (approx. Rs 11.82 lakh) whereas the usual T7 will price you £9,700 (approx. Rs 9.88 lakh). For the additional money, you do get fairly a bit of additional equipment over the usual bike.

Enthusiasm for ADVs is at an all-time excessive, with individuals desirous to go locations, and Yamaha shouldn’t be the one producer seeking to capitalise on this demand. This new variant of the Yamaha Tenere competes with the KTM 890 Journey R and the BMW F 850 GS Journey. The previous makes 103hp and the latter makes 90hp.

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