2020 Ténéré 700 Rally Edition

When the first Dakar Rally took place back in 1979 it gave the Yamaha XT a chance to prove itself in the world’s toughest race. XT riders won this legendary event in ’79 and ’80, and inspired the development of the original Ténéré in 1983 – Yamaha’s iconic adventure bike that changed the world of motorcycling.



Ride the legend

40 years on, the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is capturing the imagination of a new generation of riders who want to discover what’s over the next horizon. And for 2020 the exclusive new Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition comes with heritage rally colours and an even higher standard specification.

Featuring blue/yellow racing livery, speedblock graphics and gold rims, the Ténéré 700 Rally Edition pays tribute to the factory bikes raced by Dakar heroes Jean-Claude Olivier and Serge Bacou. With its premium components and pure Ténéré DNA, this is Yamaha’s ultimate middleweight adventure bike.

Key Features

Heritage Rally colours

Featuring a modern translation of the legendary and striking blue and yellow combination that was used for early Ténéré models racing the Dakar. The very first production XT 600 Ténéré of 1983 proudly featured this colour combination based on these early Dakar colours. Blue-yellow contrast, gold rims and speedblock design (also inspired by Dakar heritage). Details in finishing such as the black handlebars complement the overall design.

Dedicated Rally seat

The dedicated one-piece Rally Seat offers a slightly higher and straighter riding position for easier body movement and more comfort for those long expeditions. The seat is 20 mm higher than the standard seat; seat height is therefore 895 mm. Dual material finish and white printed YAMAHA logo gives enhanced Rally image.

Akrapovič slip-on muffler

Sporty and lightweight slip on muffler by Akrapovič combines performance with rally looks and a beautiful throaty-rich sound, without being loud. Fully street legal, includes carbon heat shield and silencer clamp and non-removable Db killer.

Heavy-duty skid plate

Heavy duty 4 mm thick aluminium skid plate, offering extra protection for engine and frame during challenging off-road trips. Convenient toolbox can be added optionally using the mounting points on this skid plate.

Radiator protector

Stylish aluminium cover that protects the radiator from small stones and twigs. Compact and lightweight design. Special coating for durability.

Chain guard

Stylish laser cut aluminium chain guard.

LED flashers

Compact flashers front and rear featuring 9 LEDs in each blinker.

Grip pads

Rubber profiled grip pads for maximum knee grip during stand-up riding.

Off-road hand grips

Off-road hand grips give better grip and control in dusty and muddy conditions.

Additional information

Weight 204 kg
Dimensions 2370 × 910 × 1455 mm

2 cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooling

Valve system

DOHC, 4 valves


689 cc

Bore x stroke

80,0 mm x 68,6 mm

Compression ratio

11.5 : 1

Rated output

72,42 Hp (54 kW) @ 9.000 rpm

Max. torque

68,0 Nm (6,9 kg-m) @ 6.500 rpm


Wet sump


wet, multi-disc


Fuel injection



Sistema de arranque



Constant, 6 speeds

Final drive



Diamond, Double cradle in steel

Front wheel suspension

210 mm travel, Inverted telescopic

Rear wheel suspension

200mm travel, Swing arm, (link type suspension)

Brake, front

Double hydraulic disc, Ø 282 mm

Brake, rear

Single hydraulic disc, Ø 245 mm

Tires, front

90/90 R21 M/C 54V M+S, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR

Tires, rear

150/70 R18 M/C 70V M+S, Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR

Seat height

875 mm


1.595 mm

Ground clearance

240 mm

Fuel capacity

16 liters, 4,3 Gal


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