The 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 gets a five-inch TFT dash. The dash will have two screen modes—Explorer and Street. The Street display mimics the appearance of two analog dials for velocity and rev count. Put the dash into Explorer screen mode, and the tachometer takes center stage.
The new dash connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Load up your smartphone with the no-cost MyRide app from Yamaha. The app allows you to monitor emails, text messages, and incoming phone calls on the dash. The app also stores critical operational data for the Ténéré 700. Should there be a problem, the app will alert your dealer, or send an email to any address you choose. Also, ride data is collected, and you can share it with others via social media.
ABS is upgraded and has three modes, with two designed for ADVing. On and Off are still available, joined this year by a middle-ground setting—front-wheel On and rear-wheel Off. Yamaha suggests On for street riding, On/Off for normal off-pavement excursions, and Off for use during the most demanding off-road adventures.
There is a new, more-durable front brake lever. It’s designed to prevent breaking in a fall.
The 12-volt socket is replaced by a modern powered USB port.
Yamaha is making it easier to add a quickshifter to the Ténéré 700 by pre-wiring it for that accessory.
The Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition continues to be available in Europe. We are getting less patient about its arrival in the United States.
We don’t have the prices or arrival dates for anywhere in the world. We can tell you that the standard 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 is available in Icon Blue and Tech Kama, with the Rally Edition getting the Rally White treatment.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the much anticipated Yamaha MT-10 SP. That’s the model with the Ohlins semi-active suspension. It’s only been available in Europe for the last couple of years, but finally the good news is, that it’s coming to America. The big question is, whether the extra 3k you’re going to have to pony up for the Ohlins is actually worth it, or perhaps there’s just not that much improvement over the stock KYB suspension that has suited the Yamaha MT-10 so well until now?
In the second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with Val Collins. Val grew up on motorcycles and learned to love speed, however her real love is Formula 1 tunnel-boat racing. These are the guys and gals that are strapped into a tiny cockpit and then hurtle down the straights at 120 mile per hour and pull 5G in the corners. We attended the recent season finale in Lake Havasu and watched our friend Mike Quindazzi try to take the win. Val chats with Teejay about her love for two-wheels and tunnel-boats. Yeah, it’s crazy stuff.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode and have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!