Is Malaysia getting the 2022 Yamaha Tenere 700?

Is Malaysia getting the 2022 Yamaha Tenere 700?

After asking the question almost a year ago, an unnamed source in Hong Leong Yamaha Motor management told the 2022 Yamaha Tenere 700 is coming to Malaysia. At the previous instance, we were told the Tenere 700 would be coming to the local dual-purpose motorcycle market “perhaps by the second quarter of 2022.”

As we are well past that date, our source told us on condition of anonymity, “we have done our market study and the information we have received is this (off-road) is a booming market.” “It will be a new direction for Hong Leong Yamaha and expand our offerings in the big bike segment,” our source added.

Is Malaysia getting the 2022 Yamaha Tenere 700?

So, while the actual release of the Tenere 700 is yet to be officially confirmed, our source, whose credentials are 100% gold inside Yamaha Malaysia, has said it will be so. The question is one of price, which we think will be around the mid-RM50,000 price point based on pricing in the Philippines and Thailand at RM51,912 and RM58,394, respectively.

Considering the absolute success of the Thai contingent in the recent Rimba Raid jungle enduro rally recently where five of the overall top 20 finishers were on Tenere 700s, it really isn’t a surprise local off-road riders are clamouring for it and it appears Yamaha Malaysia has heard the call. What do you think? Is it time for a proper middleweight dual-purpose machine to be available locally instead of the usual adventure-touring rigs?

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Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.



  • KTM - Ready to Brake, ready to CHARGE! on Oct 14, 2022 at 2:37 am

    Hong Leong and The day after the day, after Tomorrow…

    There is the Tuareg 660 at 75k, but beside tubeless wheels and some extra electronics, overall finish looks flimsy, motor far not as reliable as the T7 and moreover that ugly “pope hat windscreen” headlight design, the ugly colors, shit signal lights (?!!) Soft cheap saddle WTF. Fake plastic vent, exhaust that heat up on the leg, cheap motor gaskets (oil leaking)… No way to drop 75k on that bike.

    Duccati Desert X is very top heavy and simply heavy at 223kg and expensive (ugly fancy too with its stupid black dot printing on the windscreen lol)

    KTM 890 R? With NEW extra cost after purchase, to unlock electronically its existing equipment package already included in the initial price ? ->>> Fuxk KTM Swindlers business.

    They are not Ready to Race but ready to cheat !!! And specialists of program obsolescence…

    What we need, they don’t want to build and sell, because it will affect their overall sell’s volume… That’s why we have so many, many, many uncomplete bikes, overlaping each others instead of the best for each real motorcycing categories.

    Best exemples? Where are the 350-500cc true dual-sport machines? Honda CRF Rally should be 450, not 250 or 300…

    KTM 690 Enduro should be 450-500 etc…

    Yamaha with the T700 has created a new legend, exactly like BMW did with the GS 40 years ago… Both in their specific categorie.

    Instead of a WR450R, Yamaha went for the T700, and will replace the Super Tenerer with their 900cc platform… Honda will follow end of this year..

    (The Tenere 700 would be perfect with tubeless wheel option indeed)

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    • I thought T700 is the Yamaha replacement for T660.

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      • KTM - Ready to Brake, ready to CHARGE! on Oct 20, 2022 at 3:26 pm

        Correct. What I mean is, they focused on the mid-adv segment (2 cylinders) rather than the dual-sport/rally lighter machines (single)

        The discontinued WR250R was usualy customized to be a lightweight adv style machine (like 690 Enduro R, more relaible but underpowered for asphalt segment) excelent bike (except the very tall seat height similar to dirt bike…)

        Honda tried to take this category with its 450 dual-sport, but with servicing close to a dirt-bike… KTM is simply not as relaible as japanese bike, tricky marketing, poor quality spare parts, shit seat, false neutral, rocker-arms scandalous design, etc, etc…

        Back to T700 and Hong Leong :

        -They may bring it the next century LOL

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  • Ji Kao on Oct 14, 2022 at 7:38 am

    I saw some units being towed by pick up trucks last month on plus highway

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  • Jonn Dol on Oct 14, 2022 at 11:37 am

    Any news when the Yamaha R7 will arrive?..

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    • Not so soon, but there is a display unit at sepang MotoGP this weekend

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  • motoxx on Oct 14, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    when… tenere 700 launching.. 2023 ??

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    • Gold Chicken Fingers on Oct 15, 2022 at 7:37 am

      Just relax bros… My exclusive super secret golden contact at Hong Leong has garanteed me that – for sure – maybe somewhere between 2023 and 2046, or 2057…

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  • Michael wong on Oct 15, 2022 at 11:23 am

    I think Malaysia should have other company to distributes Yamaha Bike. Current company is in sun set.

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    • Ramesh Nair on Oct 16, 2022 at 11:54 pm

      Yamaha have poor pricing strategy across the board for cubic-capacity, horsepower and MYR/kW ratio OTR. Their marketing strategy is quite bad.

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      • Monkeys see, monkeys want... on Oct 18, 2022 at 1:49 am

        …They should ask advises to Pfizer’s marketing department, the jew Bourla and his (((network))) are very-very efficient to “sell” their latest trendy “products” to a large public looking for always more “safety features” …

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