We love Yamaha’s Ténéré 700. It’s a bloody brilliant bike that’s proved a proper hit for the Japanese factory. And so we’re chuffed to hear that there’s a new one being added to the range.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Ténére and paying homage to six-time Dakar winner Stéphane Peterhansel’s 1993 machine, the new World Rally looks like a serious bit of kit.

Joining the standard Yamaha Ténéré 700, the Rally and World Raid, the new World Rally gets a funky factory makeover inspired by Peterhansel’s Dakar-winning livery from 30 years ago. But there’s more to it than that.

The latest T7 gets a handful of neat upgrades to make it even more capable of tackling tricky terrain – including long travel KYB suspension (with a very usable 230mm of travel up front and 220mm of travel at the rear). There’s also a new flat seat (complete with World Rally logo); an exclusive Akrapovic titanium exhaust; three-mode switchable ABS system; and an Öhlins adjustable steering damper.

The World Rally will get the same 23 -litre, dual side-mounted fuel tank as the World Raid, and will feature a 5-inch colour rally-style TFT screen with smartphone connectivity.

Not a bad bunch of goodies to help build on the solid engine and chassis platform of the World Raid which was released back in 2022. We can’t wait to ride one – and it looks like we won’t have to wait too long for the chance, as the new Yamaha Ténéré World Rally is expected to be available come the middle of June at a price of £13,000.

Source: morebikes.co.uk