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Motorcycle News (UK) - - This Week -

Yamaha say they’ve been so over­whelmed by the in­ter­est gen­er­ated by the T7 con­cept they re­leased last year that they’ve gone and pro­duced an­other con­cept – this time called the World Raid. Pow­ered by the 689cc par­al­lel twin from the MT-07 but mated with a steel cra­dle frame, the Ténéré 700 is much closer to the pro­duc­tion bike than the pre­vi­ous model. We know this be­cause we’ve seen spy pics of a nearly bike in test­ing, which begs the ques­tion: where’s the pro­duc­tion model? We’re all for get­ting peo­ple ramped up with con­cepts but what we needed here was not an­other con­cept. We needed an awe­some mid­dleweight. Let’s just hope that when it does fi­nally ar­rive, it’s per­fect – heaven knows they’ve had enough time…

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