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Yamaha Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype


THE 2022 YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700 RAID PROTOTYPE HAS BEEN UNVEILED AND it’s a more hardcore version of the standard Ténéré. The bike makes use of a lot of GYTR (Genuine Yamaha Technology Racing) performanc­e parts and has been developed with the experience of off-road riders Alessandro Botturi and Pol Tarrés. For now, Yamaha have revealed that there are changes to the engine, suspension, and brakes. No power figures have been revealed, but what we do know is that the Ténéré 700 Raid Prototype gets a full titanium Akrapovič race exhaust, GYTR ECU, new air-box and filter, larger radiator, 48-tooth final drive sprocket, and Rekluse clutch, apart from other minor changes to the motor.

The upgraded suspension set-up includes 48-mm KYB long-travel front forks with a CNC triple-clamp while the rear shock features a revised linkage. In terms of braking, the Raid Prototype gets a single 300-mm disc at the front and a 267-mm rear disc. Apart from just larger disc brakes, the bike also gets racing brake pads, an upgraded front brake master cylinder, a new brake lever, new caliper mounting bracket, and steel-braided hoses.

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