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The 2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype lifts the popular adventure bike's off-road game to the next level

Yamaha has ripped the covers off its new Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype,  which has been built with extensive use of GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) performance parts to lift the performance of the popular Adventure weapon.

Since its introduction, the Ténéré 700 has become a hugely successful model for Yamaha, with its combination of high-torque CP2 engine, compact chassis and long-travel suspension, the Ténéré has proved to be an extremely popular and worthy successor to the original Ténéré that kick-started the Adventure category back in the 1980s.

Tenere 700 Raid Prototype

The Ténéré 700’s off-road abilities have enabled many thousands of riders to satisfy their spirit of adventure by getting involved in long-distance road trips, as well as rallies and extreme adventure rides. Many owners have invested efforts in personalising their Ténéré 700, and their shared stories have inspired a new generation of explorers to push their limits and discover what is beyond the next horizon.

Tenere 700 Raid Prototype

This growing movement has motivated Yamaha to study how to take the Ténéré 700 to the next level, and to re-visit the legendary African desert-scapes where the original Ténéré was born over 40 years ago.

The high-specification Raid bike has been developed in Europe by Yamaha with the help of off-road guns Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrés, with the aim of exploiting the full Raid potential of the Ténéré 700.

There’s no word from Yamaha Australia yet as to when or whether we’ll see the up-spec Ténéré, but we reckon there’d be plenty of takers if it makes it into Australian dealerships

Tenere 700 Raid Prototype

Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype Technical Highlights


  • Full titanium Akrapovič race exhaust
  • High performance airbox and filter
  • 48 teeth final drive sprocket
  • Oversize radiator
  • Dual cooling fans
  • New water pump cover
  • New oil cooler
  • Rekluse heavy duty clutch
  • Two-piece clutch cover
  • New clutch lever


  • 48 mm long travel front forks – 270 mm
  • CNC triple clamps
  • New long travel rear shock – 260 mm
  • New rear suspension linkage


  • High specification single front disc – 300 mm
  • Racing brake pads
  • Upgraded front brake master cylinder
  • New front brake lever
  • Oversize 267 mm diameter rear disc
  • New caliper mounting bracket
  • Steel braided front and rear brake hoses

Tenere 700 Raid Prototype