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2018 Ténéré 700 World Raid Prototype And New Xt1200ze Super Ténéré Raid EditionCommitment to Adventure

Having pioneered the development of rugged, lightweight dual-purpose motorcycles back in the 1970s, Yamaha has always had a close relationship with the Adventure segment.

Developed from the legendary Dakar Rally winning race bikes, models like the original Yamaha XT600Z Ténéré opened up the possibilities of long distance exploration to every rider. With their durable designs, long range fuel tanks and unrivalled reliability, the first generation Ténéré models became Yamaha’s best-selling motorcycles in Europe, and helped to ignite worldwide interest in a whole new movement.

Following the outstanding success of the original air-cooled adventure bikes, the Yamaha Adventure line up continued with models like the XTZ750 Super Ténéré, as well as the XTZ660 Ténéré – both of which became recognised as the definitive adventure bikes of choice for long distance riders who wanted performance, quality, durability and reliability.

The original Ténéré spirit has never gone away, and Yamaha’s commitment to the Adventure world remains as strong as ever.

Since the T7 broke cover a year ago, it has experienced unprecedented levels of attention all over the world. Wherever the bike has been displayed, there have been crowds of eager riders waiting to see it and touch it. Videos of the T7 concept have attracted millions of views, and journalists have been lining up to get a feel of this new generation adventure bike.

Those riders that have been offered a chance to test the T7 have been extremely impressed with its strong torque and lightweight agility, and these highly complementary press reports – supported by a number of action-packed journalist videos – have reinforced the intense interest in this new Adventure bike.

Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype. Chasing the Next Horizon

Inspired by the remarkable levels of worldwide interest generated by the T7 concept – together with the positive feedback and encouraging reviews from those who have ridden it – Yamaha has created Ténéré 700 World Raid, a prototype model which is being used to develop the final specification of the production model.

Featuring the rugged rally-inspired character of the original T7 concept bike, and developed using the information gained from intensive testing of the T7 during 2017, this lightweight adventure bike is unlike anything else on offer in the market place.

In contrast to many models available today from other brands, the Ténéré 700 World Raid’s low weight and slim chassis give excellent off road performance for more extreme riding in a wide variety of terrain – and its compact 689cc, CP2 engine delivers a wide band of tractable and easy to use power that make it ideal for on and off road adventure riding.

This motorcycle knows no bounds, and is designed for riders with an active attitude who yearn for the feeling of total freedom associated with adventures on two wheels. Designed with Yamaha’s rally winning DNA, the motorcycle that captures the genuine Ténéré spirit is just over the next horizon.

Ténéré 700 World Raid. The real spirit of adventure

At the very heart of the Ténéré 700 World Raid prototype is the same highly acclaimed 689cc, 2-cylinder crossplane engine that has been used in the best-selling MT-07.

With its compact design and linear torque delivery, this specially developed version of our highly acclaimed CP2 engine gives plenty of power for strong performance on the tarmac and dirt, while its mass centralised layout and low weight contributes towards the bike’s agile handling characteristics. The prototype also features a custom-made rally-style Akrapovič exhaust that reinforces the bike’s rugged looks and delivers a deep and powerful tone.

The steel chassis has been reworked and improved in key areas in order to achieve optimised on road and off road handling, and features capable upside down front forks and a monoshock rear that are designed to perform well in all conditions.

The Ténéré 700 World Raid features the same rugged looking rally bike silhouette as the T7, with a number of fine tunings such as a lower seat height, that make the future production model accessible to a wide range of adventure riders.

The fuel tank has been developed to give a useful range between refills, while at the same offering excellent ergonomics and contributing towards the machine’s low weight.

Carbon is used for the side panels, front fender and the one-piece rear tail, and the cowl is equipped with a Dakar Rally machine inspired 4-projector headlight assembly.

The cockpit area is designed to accommodate additional equipment such as navigation devices, and this exciting adventure bike features the T7-inspired colour scheme, with Racing Blue and carbon fibre bodywork.

2018 Ténéré 700 World Raid

Inspired by the huge levels of interest generated during the last 12 months, Yamaha will be taking theTénéré 700 World Raid prototype on a challenging trip around the world throughout 2018.

During this special World Raid, a team of Yamaha riders will take on a number of tough adventure stages across the globe, enabling Yamaha fans in America, Australia, Africa and Europe to see, feel and hear the future of adventure riding.

2018 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Raid Edition

For 2018 Yamaha introduce the XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Raid Edition, the latest model in the Adventure segment, and regarded as one of the most durable and capable large capacity models in this competitive category. The high specification of this latest model is inspired by the development of the Ténéré 700 World Raid, and it comes fully prepared for serious long distance exploration.

Equipped with an outstandingly rugged and reliable 1199cc, 2-cylinder engine featuring a 270-degree crank layout that delivers strong torque for effortless riding, the Super Ténéré is the bike that professional long distance adventurers like Nick Sanders choose to ride.

Its specification tells the serious adventure rider everything they need to know: shaft drive; electronically adjustable suspension; 23-litre fuel tank; adjustable seat and screen; unified braking – and advanced electronic control technology including TCS, Cruise Control and D-MODE.

Exclusive specification

For 2018 Yamaha is able to offer the most complete package with the XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Raid Edition -Yamaha’s ultimate large capacity adventure model.

Aimed at those long distance riders who want the highest specification motorcycle that’s built to load up and go, the Super Ténéré Raid Edition is equipped with new 37-litre aluminium side cases, giving a total luggage capacity of 74 litres.

These sturdy yet lightweight new side cases are designed to accommodate additional luggage that can be strapped on top, increasing the carrying capacity. For extreme durability, this high quality aluminium luggage has all corner points reinforced in techno polymer.

For high levels of wind and weather protection the exclusive Super Ténéré Raid Edition is equipped with a high screen and wind deflectors – plus fog lamps fitted as standard meaning the XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Raid Edition has the same 4-lamp face design as theTénéré 700 World Raid.

To give added peace of mind when riding off road, the Raid Edition is fitted with a rugged skid plate featuring side extensions that help prevent damage to engine cases over rough or rocky terrain. The Super Ténéré Raid Edition is also equipped with exclusive carbon side panels, while the newly designed graphics reinforce its rugged go-getting spirit, and underline its position as the ultimate large capacity Yamaha Adventure model.

XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Raid Edition – Technical Highlights

  • Newly designed dual 37-litre aluminium side cases for 74 litres total carrying capacity
  • High screen and wind deflectors
  • Skid plate with side extensions
  • Fog lamps
  • Carbon side panels
  • Exclusive new Raid Edition graphics
  • 1199cc, liquid-cooled, inline, 2-cylinder engine
  • 270-degree crank for strong torque
  • Shaft drive with clutch dampers and shaft dampers
  • Electronically adjustable suspension
  • Intelligent unified braking system and ABS
  • Traction control, cruise control and Yamaha D-mode
  • Tough spoked aluminium wheels with tubeless tyres
  • Tapered aluminium handlebars and adjustable screen
  • LCD instruments with gear position indicator
  • 190mm travel, adjustable front and rear suspension
  • Adjustable seat height from 845mm-870mm
  • 23 litre fuel tank and stitch less dual seat


  • National Distributor Information


  • Yamaha Blue with Raid Edition Graphics
  • Tech Black with Raid Edition Graphics


  • The 2018 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Raid Edition will be available at Yamaha dealers starting in March 2018.

Destination Yamaha Motor

Yamaha has created a whole new adventure riding experience where everyone has the chance to explore new places, make new memories and discover their potential. Destination Yamaha Motor operates in every continent with carefully selected professional partners who offers riding experience to suit most requirements. Riders can choose the length of the adventure, the date, and the type of riding – and can ride their own bike or rent a Yamaha machine.

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TénéréSpirit returns to the Dakar Rally

To pay homage to the comeback of one of the most successful motorcycles ever, Yamaha’s Official Dakar WR450F will proudly wear the Ténéré 700 World Raid. name and graphics during the 2018 event that starts on Saturday 6th January.

Yamaha Genuine Accessories

Yamaha has developed a range of high quality Genuine Accessories for the Super Ténéré models, enabling every customer to build their very own unique Adventure motorcycle.

The line-up includes Akrapovič slip on mufflers, as well as hard and soft luggage, plus a choice of seats and screens – and a range of stylistic bolt on accessories, protectors and billet levers are also available.

My Garage: Building bikes to believe in

Yamaha owners or potential customers can now create their dream bike by either using the online model configurator on the Yamaha Adventure product pages – or, even cooler, with a mobile App showing the chosen Genuine Accessories directly on the motorcycle in stunning 360 3D views.

The Yamaha My Garage App can be easily downloaded with a mobile device from the Apple App store or the Android Google play store.

Yamaha Genuine Apparel

The Genuine Apparel line-up includes riding gear designed for Yamaha owners, including an Adventure Jacket and gloves, plus a selection of casual wear including T-shirts, caps, sweaters, and jackets.

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