2023 Yamaha Tenere 700 First Look
Minor updates announced for Europe
Yamaha Motor Europe announced updates to the Ténéré 700, giving the middleweight ADV bike a TFT display, smartphone connectivity, a new ABS mode and other small updates. As of this writing, the 2023 Ténéré 700 has not been announced for the U.S., though we expect to receive official news soon. The Ténéré 700 Rally Edition variant offered in Europe (pictured below with the Heritage White livery) also received the same updates, but we don’t expect that it will be offered on these shores.
The most noticeable visual change for the 2023 Ténéré 700 is the new five-inch TFT display. The new color dashboard replaces the previous model’s LCD display, but it retains the rally-influenced vertical orientation instead of going horizontal like on most other motorcycles.
The new display offers two modes, “Explorer” and “Street”. In Explorer mode, the display shows a linear digital tachometer to help riders maintain an optimal torque output for off-road riding. In Street mode, the display shows analog-style circular dials.
The Ténéré 700 is equipped with what Yamaha calls a Communication Control Unit (CCU) that allows the motorcycle to connect with smartphones via Bluetooth with Yamaha’s MyRide app. Once connected, the TFT screen can display incoming calls and messages, while the phone can show the bike’s data such as route tracking, distance covered, acceleration, top speed, elevation changes, and more. The app can also notify riders of any technical problems detected, and even email dealers to schedule service.
While the 2022 model only let riders choose to turn on or off ABS, the 2023 model offers three ABS modes: both wheels on, both wheels off, or ABS only to the front wheel.
Other changes include a more durable front brake lever design, a new USB charging socket, and LED turn signals. The 2023 Ténéré 700 also comes pre-wired for a quickshifter, though you would still need to purchase one separately from Yamaha’s accessory catalog.
Beyond these updates, the 2023 model is similar to the 2022 version. The 2023 Ténéré 700 will be available in Icon Blue and Tech Kamo. The 2023 Ténéré 700 Rally Edition will come in Heritage White, and includes an Akrapovič exhaust, a radiator protector, a strong skid plate, off-road hand grips, grip pads, and a taller seat designed for easier transitions between standing and sitting positions.
2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Specifications (European Markets)
|Engine Type||4-stroke, 2-cylinder, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, EURO5|
|Bore x Stroke||80.0 x 68.6 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.5 : 1|
|Horsepower||72.4 hp at 8,750 rpm (claimed)|
|Torque||49.4 lb-ft. at 6,500 rpm (claimed)|
|Lubrication System||Wet sump|
|Clutch||Wet, Multiple Disc|
|Transmission||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Fuel Consumption||54.7 mpg (claimed)|
|Fuel system||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Frame||Double cradle, Steel tube backbone|
|Front Suspension||Upside-down telescopic fork; 8.3 inches of travel|
|Rear Suspension||Link suspension, swingarm; 7.9 inches of travel|
|Front Brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 282 mm|
|Rear Brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245mm|
|Front Tire||90/90 – 21 M/C 54V|
|Rear Tire||150/70 R 18 M/C 70V|
|Seat Height||34.4 inches|
|Ground Clearance||9.4 inches|
|Wet Weight||449.7 pounds (claimed)|
|Fuel tank capacity||4.2 gallons|
|Oil tank capacity||0.7 gallons|
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