Yamaha has filed designs that reveal what the manufacturing model of the Ténéré 700 Raid will seem like. The Ténéré 700 Raid was proven at EICMA in prototype type as an much more off-road succesful model of the Ténéré 700. Whereas the prototype was primarily a Ténéré 700 modified with Real Yamaha Know-how Racing (GYTR) efficiency elements, the designed filed with the European Union Mental Property Workplace seems prepared for sequence manufacturing.
The filed design is a mixture of the prototype and the manufacturing Ténéré. The body, suspension, brakes, and tail look an identical to the manufacturing Ténéré 700. The design even loses the prototype’s dirtbike-style fender, utilizing the manufacturing mannequin’s tire-hugging fender as a substitute. Even the tires seem like the identical Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires employed on the manufacturing mannequin as a substitute of the prototype’s extra rugged off-road rubber.
The prototype had machined engine covers, however the engine used within the design seems extra just like the CP2 motor used on manufacturing fashions just like the Ténéré 700 and MT-07. The design’s exhaust additionally seems an identical to the present manufacturing Ténéré. From wanting on the similarities, one might assume that is only a gentle redesign of the Ténéré 700.
However the variations are what earns the design the “Raid” identify. We used the width of the entrance tire and the forks to line up head-on views of the design and the manufacturing Ténéré 700 under. Whereas the angle isn’t fairly excellent, it’s clear that the brand new mannequin is considerably wider than the present T-7.
The additional width might be attributed to a bigger gasoline tank. Just like the prototype, the design reveals two filler caps, suggesting twin gasoline tanks that stretch down the edges of the bike, à la KTM 890 Journey, which mix to carry extra gasoline than the slender manufacturing mannequin’s 4.2-gallon capability whereas holding the load low. The prototype had further tanks on the tail, however they’re absent on the brand new design.
The fairing is a extra refined model of the prototype’s, however with a smaller stomach pan, although it seems bulkier than the stomach pan on the manufacturing Ténéré.
The design’s windscreen additionally seems to be taller, although it retains an identical form to the manufacturing mannequin. Behind the display sits a digital show, presumably a TFT shade display that ought to be an improve over the Ténéré 700’s LCD.
Whereas the design doesn’t appear fairly as aggressive because the prototype, it does appear to be a step up from the Ténéré 700. We suspect the Raid can be provided alongside the Ténéré 700, very similar to how BMW affords a F 850GS and F 850 GS Journey.
When the Raid will enter manufacturing stays unclear. The design was filed on Sept. 30, and formally registered on Oct. 12, greater than a month earlier than EICMA. That Yamaha selected as a substitute to indicate the prototype in Milan suggests it wasn’t fairly prepared on the time. A 2023 mannequin launch appears practical.
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