Yamaha has finally released the revised Tenere 700 to America as part of its 2024 lineup after what seemed like an eternity.
It’s still Team Blue’s dedicated off-road adventure bike, but it’s now stocked with extras to make your ride more enjoyable. To make matters even better, the MSRP hasn’t risen significantly. Let’s get started.
What’s New on the Yamaha Tenere 700 in 2024
The T7 has had a bare-bones cockpit with an LCD instrument cluster since its beginnings. It felt pretty antiquated during the TFT era, and you’ll be relieved to know that Team Blue has finally rectified it.
The LCD on the Tenere has been replaced by a five-inch TFT instrument cluster. The layout remains vertical, but you now have two alternative view modes to choose from: Street and Explore.
The former arranges the data conventionally (with analog-like dials), whereas the latter has a vertical tachometer to aid with powerband monitoring.
Furthermore, the TFT includes Bluetooth connectivity. Simply launch the Yamaha MyRide app on your phone, connect the TFT, and your phone notifications will be shown on the dash.
You can also keep track of the route you’ve taken, the distance you’ve traveled, your acceleration, top speed, and elevation changes. It also allows you to notify your dealership in the event of a breakdown, which we hope you never have to do.
In the name of electronics, Yamaha has endowed the new T7 with three ABS modes in addition to the TFT. The three options are Full ON, Front wheel ON, Rear wheel OFF, and Full OFF, which should be useful for both beginner and experienced cyclists. LED turn signals and a USB port complete the improvements.
What Hasn’t Changed With The 2024 Yamaha Tenere 700
The ADV retains the cycling elements from the previous year under its skin. The main attraction is a 690cc twin-cylinder engine encased in a motocross-style double-cradle chassis.
With 72 horsepower and 49 pound-feet of torque, there’s plenty of grunt for genuine off-roading, and the 452-pound curb weight only adds to the enjoyment. You’ll also love the KYB forks’ 8.3-inch travel and the remote-adjustable monoshock’s 7.9-inch travel.
All of this, as well as the brakes (two 282 mm rotors/245 mm rotor) and wheels (21/18-inch spokes; F/R), are carried over from the previous model.
The 2024 Yamaha Tenere 700 Is Only $300 More Expensive Than the Previous Model
The Tenere 700 will cost you back $10,799 with all of the improvements, which is only $300 more than the ’23 model. In our perspective, that’s a well-justified increase that doesn’t detract from the ADV’s overall value.
However, the price increase brings it closer to rivals with greater equipment and more power, such as the $11,349 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE and the $12,299 Aprilia Tuareg 660.
So, do you believe the improvements are compelling enough to choose the T7 over the Suzuki and Aprilia? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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