Running the whole distance as planned to the final stage in Europe

Attention towards Yamaha for Milan Show, as sale of Tenere 700 will be announced 5th November

At the Milan Show in November 2016, the MT-07 adventure model fitted with an inline-two cylinder engine was announced as the T7 Concept. Then, it was announced the following year that the evolved edition would have a change of name, the Ténéré 700 World Raid. Also, as per the preliminary announcement at the 2016 Milan Show, the bike has been put through its paces on roads throughout the world in 2018, running the whole distance to its final stage in Europe.  

Advance notice in fourth stage video of unveiling in Milan

On 18th October 2018, the fourth stage of the “Find the next horizon” project was made open to the public, which involves the Ténéré 700 World Raid running a long distance, four-stage world tour. As expected, the fourth stage European route involved a mixture of on and off-road riding throughout some diverse scenery. The tour began in the west of Britain, Wales. After passing through hilly country abundant in undulating, zigzagging roads, the ride headed into England and eastward to the Channel port of Dover. The riders, led by the founder of Touratech, Herbert Schwarz, crossed the channel by ferry and then headed south through France and then eastwards into Germany. The bike representative for Touratech has currently been transferred, but we wonder how the Tenere 700 felt from the standpoint of the man who established the largest adventure bike parts manufacturer? There was more after this, with three riders passing batons running throughout the Alps, the Pyrenees and the ever changing European scenery. Finally, the bike was once again packed in a container, as the Ténéré 700 World Raid was sent back to the European laboratory.

(Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid   Prototype) This is the new adventure model based on the MT-07 base, that uses a 688cc inline-two cylinder engine. It conquered trackless paths in Australia, Africa, and South America, finishing off with on-road riding in Europe. Also, this is the first time that it’s been displayed with panniers fitted, which gives a good feel of how it might look for a typical riders’ adventure touring.

The bike was put away into a container at the end, and the advance notice was made visible. It has been made public that the unveiling will take place the day before the Milan Show at a special press conference, at 6pm Italian local time.

(Yamaha Tracer 700GT   2019 European spec model) There is also the addition of the Tracer 700 spec, announced at the Intermot Show. It’s fitted with an engine akin to the Tenere 700, but the concept is being compartmentalised, so we are expecting to see two models introduced for the Japanese domestic market.

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