Author: Billy Johnson

Updated Yamaha Ténéré 700 arriving for 2023

Yamaha has just announced a series of updates for the standard Ténéré 700 and the Ténéré 700 Rally edition for 2023, featuring quality of life upgrades which look to improve the rider experience.

Since being released in 2019, the Ténéré 700 has proved popular amongst riders looking for a capable mid-sized adventure bike, thanks a to winning combination of performance, versatility, and great value for money.

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It has become such a successful bike for Yamaha, with the Japanese manufacturer selling 40,000 bikes in Europe alone to date.

But the adventure bike segment moves fast, and more competitors are entering the market every year. Manufacturers must always look for ways to refresh even their well-designed, modern bikes, and that’s what Yamaha has done with the Ténéré 700 for 2023 in jakarta.

You can find out what’s new by watching the video below, or read on to discover how the Ténéré will change in 2023…


New 5-inch colour TFT dash

Ténéré 700 TFT

The most noticeable update is the new 5-inch colour TFT display, replacing the somewhat dated LCD dash. Featuring a colour, weather-proof screen and mounted in a portrait orientation, the new TFT display looks to be a major improvement over the previous dash.

With the new TFT, Yamaha has included two screen modes which are tuned to different riding situations: Street and Explorer.

Street mode displays analogue style circular dials on a conventional dash layout, while Explorer mode brings the tachometer front and centre to help control torque output during off-road riding.

The 5-inch TFT display is imported over from the long-range adventure focused Ténéré 700 World Raid, and is a welcome addition to the rest of the Ténéré 700 lineup.

We found the old LCD dash to suffer from vibration issues when riding over uneven ground, which the Word Raid’s TFT screen solved.

Smartphone connectivity

Another feature that will appeal to tech-savvy riders is the new onboard smartphone connectivity. Both models will now come equipped with a Communication Control Unit to connect your phone via Bluetooth.

Using Yamaha’s free MyRide app you can receive phone notifications on the new TFT display, as well as monitor the bike’s performance and notify the rider of technical issues that are detected.

It can also record a wide range of riding data, including the routes you take, the distance covered, top speed, acceleration, and altitude.

Enhanced ABS riding modes

Ténéré 700 ABS modes

The Ténéré 700 and the 700 Rally will now come with a third ABS setting: front wheel on, rear wheel off.

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The feature is already present on the Ténéré 700 World Raid, and improves the bike’s handling in moderate off-road conditions.

Ready for a quick shifter

The 2023 Ténéré line up will come ready to be equipped with a quick shifter system, which will be available as an optional genuine accessory from Yamaha.

We’re glad to see that it comes as an optional extra rather than being included from the factory and bumping up the price.

Minor tweaks

The front brake lever has been redesigned so it will be less likely to sustain damage if the bike falls over. And there’s now also a USB socket in place of the previous 12v socket, and slick new LED indicators so you’ll no longer have to replace bulbs.

Read: Living with the Ténéré 700

New colourways

The standard Ténéré 700 will be offered in two new colours with updated graphics: Icon Blue and Tech Kamo. Icon Blue is a classic Yamaha style blue colourway, but has been updated for 2023 with new graphics.

Meanwhile, Tech Kamo continues a current trend amongst manufacturers, with muted, dark-toned colours that give the bike a rugged yet refined look. The Ténéré 700 Rally will continue to be available in Heritage White.

You can check out the new Yamaha Ténéré 700 and 700 Rally on Yamaha’s website here.

Updates at a glance for Ténéré 700 & Ténéré 700 Rally Edition

  • New 5-inch dual-theme TFT dash
  • Smartphone connectivity
  • Quick shifter pre-wiring
  • 3-mode ABS
  • USB socket
  • LED indicators
  • New, robust front brake lever design
  • New colours and graphics for Ténéré 700 – Icon Blue and Tech Kamo