Kiwi Rider Podcast 2022 | E28
In this week's show, Ray talked us through his insurance win, we have another look
Yamaha Tenere 700 world raid model in production.
Big news from Yamaha came out over night, with a new Rally-raid or world-raid model Tenere 700 being revealed.
a few months ago at EICMA we saw the Rally Raid prototype being revealed, with twin fuel tanks up front, auxiliary fuel tanks in the tail and a bunch of other changes, but it's now been revealed a variant of this is currently in production.
Some of the new additions we can expect in this new model are as follows
-Twin front mounted fuel tanks with flush mounted filler caps boosting the total fuel load to 23L giving the bike a theoretical range of around 500 kilometers.
-New flat style 2 piece seat. Now 890mm off the ground, the previous seat was also a 2 piece, but the re-design of the fuel tanks and carrying that load lower means the seat and tank can now be flatter and les "bulbus" in front of the rider
-Higher ride height
-More suspension travel front and rear. High spec 43mm KYB forks with 230mm travel and an aluminium piggyback rear shock with 220mm travel
-a 5" Colour TFT display with inbuilt mobile phone connectivity
-3 level ABS
-a taller screen up front and larger wind deflectors.
-Larger pegs/foot rests
-Ohlins adjustable steering damper
-3 piece alloy bash plate
-and a new air-box with forward facing snorkel apparently to decrease debris making its way in to the air-box and filter.
and a few other niggly wee things which we see as neither here nor there.
We note that same old exhaust hanger was retained, good oh... I guess you cant win them all.