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ADV BikesYamaha Tenere 700: U.S. Pricing, Colors & Availability Announced

Yamaha Tenere 700: U.S. Pricing, Colors & Availability Announced

The much-anticipated Yamaha Tenere 700 coming soon to America!

Published on 11.22.2019

It’s been a long wait for the U.S. but Yamaha has finally announced pricing and expected delivery of the 2021 Tenere 700 for America, along with two more model colors. In addition to the previously announced Ceramic Ice color, Matte Black and Intensity White color schemes will be available, with all three models carrying an MSRP of $9,999 USD.

With this announcement, the Tenere 700 enters the middleweight adventure segment at a very competitive price, a sure point in favor of the new machine before it hits our shores. Just for reference, the KTM 790 Adventure starts at $12,499, the Triumph Tiger 800 starts at $12,000 and the KTM 690 Enduro R sells for $11,699.

Yamaha Tenere 700 in Ceramic Ice
Yamaha Tenere in Ceramic Ice; the only color scheme previously announced for the US.

As far as when we’ll see the new machine in the flesh, Yamaha has confirmed it will hit dealer floors in the early Summer of 2020 (around May/June). To offer riders a more customized experience, Yamaha is also developing a complete lineup of accessories that give customers the freedom to create their very own motorcycle to suit their riding style and personal preferences. The accessories are set to be received by Yamaha dealers at the same time as the Tenere 700.

Yamaha Tenere 700 in Matte Black
Yamaha Tenere 700 in Matte Black with accessories.


Powered by a CP2 689cc parallel-twin engine and equipped with a compact chassis, the rally-bred Tenere 700 is claimed by Yamaha to be one of the most versatile motorcycles in the class. Anyone interested in purchasing the much-anticipated Ténéré 700 can register to receive more information and updates from Yamaha by visiting  

Yamaha Tenere 700 Specs

engine 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 8 valves
Bore x stroke 80.0mm x 68.6mm
fuel deliveryFuel Injection
transmission 6-speed; wet multiplate clutch
final driveChain
Compression ratio 11.5:1
front suspension 43mm inverted fork, fully-adjustable; 8.3-in travel
rear suspension Single shock, adjustable preload (w/remote adjuster) and rebound damping; 7.9-in travel
front brakes Dual 282mm hydraulic disc; selectable ABS
rear brakes 245mm hydraulic disc; selectable ABS
FRONT TIRES 90/90R21 Pirelli® Scorpion® Rally STR
REAR TIRES 150/70R18 Pirelli® Scorpion® Rally STR
ground clearance9.5 in
fuel capacity4.2 gal
wet weight 452 lbs.

You can also check out our Yamaha Tenere 700 Review.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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  1. 12k CAD $ less tax (12%) – shipping + PDI for the early intro offer – easy 14k out the door.
    Great bike for easy as she goes type rider off road – not the same type of nuts and bolts as the KTM 790 that can take a beating by the best. Lots of vids out there to compare the apples to the oranges ! No pun intended !

  2. Looks matter little to me, but that front looks “unfinished”at best.
    Not so sure of a $10k price tag, though. It doesn’t (at least in the article here) mention ride modes, lean sensitive ABS, TC, ride modes, cruise control, heated grips… Its not a Triumph triple, doesn’t have KTM’s off-road pedigree (or history of mechanical problems, I’m realistic here)…
    Unless someone is just really REALLY a Yamaha fan, I’m not sure how many people they ARE going to take from the KTM, BMW and Triumph sales numbers. OTOH, it could very well look like a great deal to some.

    • It has no nothing except ABS. That’s what all the fans was asking for, pure and simple. It does look good, but i wouldn’t buy a bike without safety features like tc and cornering abs anymore.

  3. imo i predict/expect this new bike will go to No1 in Australia (Adv) and dethrone the other basic bikes which are always up there in sales charts the dino-DR650 (still sold here) and it’s buddy the KLR because of price vs performance – as well as dominate the big over-tech whales in sales volume. For me this T700 is a back-to-basics, torquey yet honest ABS equipped bike without any pppft meh features (yep press-fest that you’ll have to turn-off anyway because they overlap in MTC – bikes with an IMU, TC yaw should always be separated from Wheelie control Pitch in the iMU code yaw-vs-pitch (Honda+1 ; KTM-1) to allow a rider to lift the front over diagonal ruts and potholes. In this bike with no IMU you can wheelie anytime. EU riders report the T700 hp/torque is very smooth and predictable, more tractor-like at lower rpm, very manageable not inclined to slip out so easy, and does not need to rev’d up over 4000 rpm like the 790. I’m definitely heading down to Yamaha AU for a test ride as the price here in AU is not “boosted” by 4K$ vis the over-hyped 790.

  4. Just got to see and fondle a couple at the Denver International Motorcycle Show yesterday. Yamaha can’t take my deposit fast enough.

    • Good question. Washington and Oregon have received a few blue and white ones but I was told on September 22 that the matte black MAY be available in January 2021.


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