2022 Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid Announced for Europe

Yamaha Motor Europe announced the production version of the 2022 Ténéré 700 World Raid, a new Ténéré variant with a larger fuel tank and longer travel suspension. It joins Yamaha’s European lineup alongside the regular Ténéré 700, plus a Rally Edition version which we don’t get in the U.S.

We first saw the World Raid at EICMA as a prototype equipped with a number of Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing (GYTR) performance parts. Last month, designs for the production model popped up on the European Union Intellectual Property Office, so we figured an official announcement was imminent.

Today’s announcement confirmed some of the upgrades we expected for the World Raid to separate it from the base model Ténéré 700. The most notable change was swapping out the T-700’s 4.2 gallon fuel tank with two side-mounted tanks that combine for a 6.1-gallon capacity.

The Ténéré 700 World Raid comes with an Öhlins steering damper offering 18 different damping settings.

The twin side-mounted design allowed Yamaha to increase the range to a claimed 311 miles, while keeping the center of gravity the same as the regular Ténéré. The highest point of the new fuel tanks is actually lower than the top of the regular Ténéré 700’s single tank, which allowed Yamaha to give the World Raid a flatter profile to improve rider mobility. The dual tank design also helps limit the movement of fuel sloshing from side to side while cornering.

With the tank keeping its flat profile, Yamaha was also able to do the same with the saddle, giving the World Raid a flat, rally-inspired design. According to Yamaha, the new seat is designed to make it easier for riders to shift their weight backwards and forwards. The seat material is made of two kinds of leather that provide different levels of grip.

The seat is 35.0 inches from the ground, an increase of 0.6 inches compared to the base Ténéré 700 and the Rally Edition. This is due to the longer-travel fully-adjustable 43mm KYB forks. The new fork offers 9.0 inches of travel (compared to 8.3 inches for the regular Ténéré 700) and features a low-friction Kashima coating on the outer tube and lighter internals. The rear suspension was also upgraded with a revised linkage design. The fully-adjustable single-shock offers 8.7 inches of travel (0.8 inches more than the other Ténéré 700 variants) and has revised damping and spring rate settings to improve off-road capability.

The engine is the same 689cc liquid-cooled CP2 Parallel-Twin used on the entire Ténéré 700 range. The World Raid gets the same updated airbox as its siblings, as well as a new radiator grill to improve cooling efficiency, and it inherits vertical louvres from Yamaha’s motocross models to protect the radiator from debris. A beefier three-piece aluminum bash plate also helps to protect the engine from debris.

The Ténéré 700 World Raid receives a new five-inch color TFT display with three different screen layouts and smartphone connectivity. A USB type-A socket is positioned to the right of the display to power phones or navigation devices.

The Brembo brakes are the same as the other Ténéré 700 models, but the World Raid gains a three-mode anti-lock brake system. Mode 1 is designed for street use with ABS on both wheels. Mode 2 is specially designed for the World Raid, offering ABS just the front wheel. Mode 3 turns ABS off completely.

Other features specific to the Ténéré 700 World Raid include a high windscreen with removable side deflectors, a new front cowling, and larger footrests with removable rubber inserts.

As of this writing, the 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid has not been announced for the U.S. In the U.K., the 2022 Ténéré 700 World Raid is available in Midnight Black or Icon Blue for a price of £11,600 (about US$15,910).


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