As we eagerly wait for the Yamaha Tenere 700 in India, Europe now gets two additional versions – the 2023 Yamaha Tenere Extreme Edition and the Explore Edition, alongside the base model Tenere, the Tenere 700 World Raid, and Tenere 700 Rally.
The Tenere Extreme Edition is built for heavy-duty use but not as extreme as the World Raid and Rally editions, which are designed for off-road racing. It shares similar equipment with the base model but comes with an upgraded suspension, featuring a Kayaba fork with 230 mm of suspension travel and a fully-adjustable shock absorber with 220 mm of travel. The seat height has been increased by 35 mm to 910 mm. The bike also features a high-mounted front fender in the motocross style, titanium footpegs that are 35% wider and 200 grammes lighter, a radiator protector, and lightweight aluminum chain.
The Explore Edition of the Tenere 700 is intended for long-distance travel, with a taller and wider windshield, a specialized gear shift for quicker shifting, and optional side bags. The suspension is lowered for easier reach with a seat height that is 15 mm lower than standard, set at 860 mm. The Kayaba fork at the front is lowered by 20 mm, with 190 mm of suspension travel, and the Kayaba monoshock at the rear is lowered by 20 mm, providing 180 mm of travel at the rear wheel.
Other features on the Extreme and Explore Editions of the Tenere 700 remain the same as the base model, including the 21-inch and 18-inch spoked wheels, a single 282 mm disc brake in front and 245 mm disc at the back, two-channel ABS, and three ride modes that are switchable. The bike also comes with LED lighting throughout, a USB charging socket, and a 5-inch TFT-LCD panel with smartphone connectivity. The Tenere 700 is powered by a 689 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine with DOHC, a six-speed gearbox, producing 73.4 PS at 8,750 rpm, and 67 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. The Explore Edition weighs 211 kg, while the Extreme Edition has the same weight as the base model at 205 kg.