A special preview of the 2023 Yamaha Tenere 700 for the Malaysia market, priced at RM69,988 excluding road tax, insurance and registration. The preview took place at the Yamaha GEN BLU Carnival at Stadium Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Bookings for the Tenere 700 – in Malaysia as a CKD unit – are are being taken now at all authorised Hong Leong Yamaha Big Bike dealers. Delivery of the Tenere 700 for Malaysian buyers is slated for year’s end.
The Malaysian price for the Tenere 700 compares against Malaysia’s ASEAN neighbours Thailand and the Philippines with pricing set at RM58,394 and RM51,912 in 2021, respectively. The Tenere 700 was initially slated for introduction to Malaysia in 2022.
Carrying Yamaha’s Crossplane 2 liquid-cooled parallel-twin displacing 689 cc, the Tenere 700 produces 72.4 hp at 9,000 rpm and 68 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Fed by EFI, the Tenere 700 gets power to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive.
The 2023 version of the Tenere 700 gets a TFT-LCD screen along with a full suite of riding aids oriented towards off-road use, including switchable ABS. Wheel sizing is also biased to dirt riding with a 21-inch wheel wearing 90/90 rubber and a 150/70 tyre on an 18-inch wheel at the rear.
Further pushing the Tenere 700 towards the dual-purpose market is the long travel suspension,43 mm diameter upside-down front forks with 210 mm of travel and 200 mm travel adjustable monoshock at the back. For those riders wanting a more touring oriented off-road rig, Yamaha has the Tracer 9 GT in Malaysia, identically priced to the Tenere 700 at RM69,988.
The Tenere 700 weighs in at 205 kg and fuel is carried in a 16-litre tank which gives a claimed 350 km range. A double-cradle tubular steel frame ties everything together and seat height places the rider 880 mm off the ground.
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