2023 has a lot going for it, but the headline is the 40th anniversary of the original Yamaha Tenere. Starting with the 1983 Yamaha XT600Z, it’s hard to tell if Yamaha engineers back then knew what the future held when they built their first motorcycle. Still, the fact that the Tenere-line is still thriving decades later should feel special to those involved.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, Yamaha Europe will host the 40th Anniversary Tenere Tour across Europe during the 2023 summer season. From historic Tenere production machines to true classic Dakar racing his bike, these stations have plenty to see and do for fans, regular viewers and everyone in between.
With the Tenere line still having a strong presence in 2023, Yamaha Europe will of course also have new bikes available for attendees to test drive at these events. This tour is also the premiere of the new Tenere 700 World Rally. The rally was created to commemorate his 40th anniversary on the line and features a special livery to commemorate six-time Dakar winner (still undefeated) Stéphane Peterhansel. His nickname is apparently “Monsieur Dakar”, but not without reason..
From 22-25 June 2023, the Yamaha Tenere 40th Anniversary Tour made its first stop at the UK’s Adventure Bike Riders Festival, the region’s largest annual ADV gathering. From there, it landed at Tenere Spirit Aguilar de Campu in Spain over the weekend of 31 June to 1 July.
Upcoming events include the MaxlRide Motofestival in Germany from August 25-27 and the Alpes Aventure Motofestival in France from September 8-10. Yamaha adds that more events may be added to the calendar throughout the year. Be sure to check with your local retailer. Please consult your Yamaha dealer for the latest information.
The MaxlRide Moto Festival takes place in the Bavarian Alps. Camping, glamping and hotel options are also available for those who want to participate. The Alpes Adventure Moto Festival takes place at Sapiniere Park in Barcelona, France. We’ve included links to the official websites for both festivals, so if you’re interested, get more information..