2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 ‘Ultimate Overland Motorcycle’ by Overland Expo

Originally unveiled half a decade ago in prototype form, Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 – or “T7” – is a Dakar-inspired mid-size adventure motorcycle that was first launched in 2019. As one of the most capable stock ADV models currently on the market, the Ténéré 700 was a logical choice of donor bike for the second iteration of Overland Expo’s Ultimate Overland Motorcycle – a well-equipped hardcore off-roader, equipped with some of the newest and best aftermarket parts and upgrades.

Upper and lower crash bars, a 4.0mm aluminum skid plate, side pannier frames and passenger grab handles from Outback Motortek, as well as upgraded stainless steel lines, a brake system DualControl, RUBY give the Ténéré even more off-road prowess. Auxiliary LED lights housed in machined aluminum housings, Backcountry panniers, Mosko Moto 30L Backcountry bag fitted using a ‘Speed-Pin’ locking system and high fender kit, protective laser cut 14 gauge aluminum radiator guard, machined aluminum water pump guard, Adventure II footpegs and 30mm risers, all from AltRider. Yamaha’s stock suspension has also been replaced with TracTive X-TREME long-travel components that provide over 9 inches of travel front and rear.

As well as carrying a COMBAR Pro Titanium Survival Multi-Tool, the bike also comes equipped with a Mosko Moto Greasy Tool Roll containing an SBVTools Kit, 2.0 liter hydration reservoir, ZOLEO Satellite Communicator and a RAM Mounts phone holder. Other upgrades include Doubletake mirrors and Bridgestone Battlax ADVENTURECROSS AX41 tires. The finishing touch to the project came in the form of a topography-themed vinyl livery, courtesy of Taco Moto.

Once Overland Expo’s T7 completes its tour of this year’s four events, the 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 “Ultimate Overland Motorcycle” will be auctioned off on Bring a Trailer, with 100% of proceeds going to charity. Overland Expo Foundation.

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Photo: Land Expedition
Photo: Land Expedition
Photo: Land Expedition

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