First look at the 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid prototype

Ryan nitzen | 23 November 2021

As more and more new bikes are announced at this year’s EICMA, the one that really caught our attention is the Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid 2022 prototype. Before we hope, yes, this bike is still a prototype, but it looks surprisingly like a hopped Tenere 700.

The Yamaha Tenere 700 is a serious contender in the mid-weight adventure bike market. It is certainly more of an off-road-oriented model, comparable to the KTM 890, Honda’s Africa Twin, etc. It’s by far one of the fastest growing segments in the industry, so it’s no surprise to see Big Blue playing an upgraded version of an already popular machine.

If only… How cool would a production version of this thing be ?!

The Raid prototype appears to be equipped with just about every part from the GYTR Accessory Catalog. A full titanium Akrapovič exhaust system, oil cooler, oversized brakes and race-ready suspension are just the tip of the iceberg on the spec sheet. The photos also show a large dashboard with a full display of the road-book navigation. In short, the bike looks like what Yamaha said “Hmm, if we were to race the Dakar on a Ténéré, what would we throw at it?”. This specially designed machine is still only a prototype, but it certainly makes us wonder what the future of adventure driving, or racing, might bring.

Motor

GYTR ECU

Akrapovič full titanium racing exhaust

High performance air box and filter

48 tooth final drive gear

Oversized radiator

Dual cooling fans

New water pump cover

New oil cooler

Heavy-duty Rekluse clutch

Two-part clutch cover

Suspension

48 mm travel front fork – 10.6 in.

CNC triple clamps

New long-travel rear shock – 10.2 inches

New rear suspension linkage

Brakes

Front disc 300 mm

Racing brake pads

Upgraded front brake master cylinder

Oversized 267mm rear disc

Braided steel front and rear brake lines

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If only… How cool would a production version of this thing be ?!

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