Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Featured Bike - Yamaha Tenere 700

I took a run to my local Yamaha dealer (MCS in Kilmarnock) and had a sit on the new Yamaha Tenere 700. 

The Tenere 700 is an adventure bike using the same twin cylinder engines as the MT-07 (FZ-07) naked roadster and the Tracer 700 sports tourer. The bike has received praise for its off-road ability. The bike will go up against the KTM 790 Adventure and the BMW F 850 GS in the middleweight adventure class.

The seat height will be an issue for many. I'm 5' 10" (1.78m) and I was on both tip toes. I could ride one but it's way too tall for me. It is light and slim, however. For me a Tracer 700 would make a lot more sense.  

Down at the dealers

Tenere at speed

Tracer 700

KTM 790 Adventure

BMW F 850 GS


  1. Don't let the height put you off. I'm shorter than you and love my Caponord.

  2. I think that the Tenere is dirt orientated and I don't need that. The Tracer would more fit my needs.