2023 Yamaha Tenere 700 Extreme, Explore Editions unveiled for Europe, Tenere 700 now a five bike lineup

2023 Yamaha Tenere 700 Extreme, Explore Editions unveiled for Europe, Tenere 700 now a five bike lineup

While we wait for the Yamaha Tenere 700 to make its appearance in Malaysia, Europe now gets two additional versions. These are the 2023 Yamaha Tenere Extreme Edition and the Explore Edition, joining the base model Tenere, the Tenere 700 World Raid and Tenere 700 Rally.

As be surmised from the name, the Extreme Edition is designed to be rather more heavy duty than the base Tenere but coming in below the World Raid and Rally Editions which are made with off-road racing in mind. Equipment fit out is similar to the base model but the Extreme Edition gets upgraded suspension that is similar to the units used in the World Raid.

The front of the Extreme Edition gets a Kayaba fork, fully-adjustable with 230 mm of suspension travel – an increase of 20 mm over the base Tenere. Meanwhile, the rear gets a fully-adjustable shock absorber with 220 mm of travel, 20 mm more than stock, while seat height is increased by 35 mm to 910 mm.

The Tenere 700 Extreme Edition also gets a high-mounted front fender in the motocross style. Other special equipment includes titanium footpegs that are 35% wider and 200 grammes lighter as well as the installation of a radiator protector and lightweight aluminium chain.

Moving on to the Explore Edition, this version of the Tenere 700 is designed with long distance journeys in mind. This is done with a taller and wider windshield, special gear shift that allows for quicker shifting and optional side bags.

Seat height on the Explore Edition is 15 mm lower from standard, now set at 860 mm, along with lower riding suspension. The front Kayaba fork is 20 mm lower from stock at 190 mm of suspension travel while the rear Kayaba monoshock is lower by 20 mm, giving 180 mm of travel at the rear wheel, with springs on the Explore Edition softened for a comfortable ride.

2023 Yamaha Tenere 700 Extreme, Explore Editions unveiled for Europe, Tenere 700 now a five bike lineup

Other items on the Extreme and Explore Editions of the Tenere 700 remain the same as the base model, including the 21-inch and 18-inch spoked wheels, along with single 282 mm disc brake in front and 245 mm disc in the back. Standard equipment includes two-channel ABS and three ride modes, both of which are switchable, LED lighting throughout, USB charging socket and a 5-inch TFT-LCD panel with smartphone connectivity.

The Tenere 700 is powered by a liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine displacing 689 cc, with DOHC and driving a six-speed gearbox, producing 73.4 PS at 8,750 rpm and 67 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Weight for the Tenere 700 Explore Edition is 211 kg, while the Extreme Edition weighs the same as the base model, 205 kg.

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  • Malaysia moped boleh :-/ on Mar 01, 2023 at 12:34 am

    Fuck Hong Leong, and fuck Yamaha to send those bike only to Europe.

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    • Engineer on Mar 01, 2023 at 11:05 am

      Most probably will enter malaysian market this year. It’s not hong leong yamaha decision on what models can be assembled locally. Tracer 7 also not come to Malaysia. Maybe not enough demand.

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      • Malaysia moped bolehh on Mar 02, 2023 at 12:22 am

        If they want, they create the demand. It’s called advertising.

        Tracer 7 has too much competitors, the Tenere has ZERO competitors. With the Explorer model and it’s 860mm seat height, no more excuse.
        We are living in such a nonsense world, that it would even be possible that Yamaha Malaysia assembly that bike here but only to sell it to Indonesia and Thailand LOL

        The Tenere is a worldwide bestseller! Waiting list everywhere, but yet not available in Malaysia? Big joke.

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  • Engineer on Mar 01, 2023 at 11:01 am

    The 5 inch tft display was developed partly by Malaysian engineers and produced by local OEM. MADE IN MALAYSIA

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    • Made in Malziaa on Mar 02, 2023 at 12:25 am

      The 5 inch Taft is a 4inch effective screen… The frame is just extra thick like on old tablets.

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  • Super Ten on Apr 20, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    Wait wait wait.. another how many years more.. ppl has been riding it for the pass 4years. How hard to bring over the bike of 700cc. What are they doing at hongleongnyamaha. Such lousy dealership. Award to others. Open up the market.

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