2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Buyer’s Guide [Specs, Price, 30 Photos]

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Buyer's Guide: ADV Motorcycle

The 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 is unchanged this year (other than a modest $200 price bump), which means it’s still a highly versatile motorcycle at an attractive price. Although it focuses on being an adventure motorcycle—note the 21-/18-inch wire-spoke wheel combination shod with Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires—the Ténéré is also a capable sport-touring motorcycle and commuter with a wind-diverting fairing.

To further its off-road bona fides, the Ténéré 700 features almost fully adjustable KYB suspension (there’s no compression-damping adjustment for the linkage-assisted shock) with around eight inches of wheel travel at both ends. With the 4.2-gallon fuel tank filled, the Ténéré hits the scales at a manageable 452 pounds, and 9.5 inches of ground clearance comes in handy during off-road excursions.

Associate Editor Neil Wyenn has been building the Ultimate Motorcycling Yamaha Ténéré 700 Project Bike, so you can see how personalized the motorcycle can be. In our tests of the Ténéré, we have been impressed with its easy handling, spirited crossplane-crankshaft parallel-twin motor, capable suspension, and Brembo braking with fully defeatable ABS.

 Since its US introduction just two short model years ago, the 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 has established itself as a leader in the mid-size ADV motorcycle genre. 

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Specs


  • Type: Crossplane crankshaft parallel twin
  • Displacement: 689cc
  • Bore x stroke: 80.0 x 68.6mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.5:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4vpc
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Clutch: Wet multiplate
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Frame: Double-cradle steel-tube
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable KYB 43mm inverted fork; 8.3 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel; Link-assisted spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable KYB shock; 7.9 inches
  • Wheels: Wire-spoke
  • Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR
  • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 150/70 x 18
  • Front brakes: 282mm discs w/ Brembo calipers
  • Rear brake: 245mm disc w/ Brembo caliper
  • ABS: Standard (defeatable)


  • Wheelbase: 62.8 inches
  • Rake: 27 degrees
  • Trail: 4.1 inches
  • Seat height: 34.5 inches
  • Ground clearance: 9.5 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.2 gallons
  • Curb weight: 452 pounds
  • Color: Icon Blue; Shadow Gray

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Price: $10,499 MSRP

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