One of the additional fascinating cruisers at EICMA last year was the Yamaha Tenere 700 Raid Prototype. Basically a more in-your-face adaptation of the immensely effective Tenere 700 creation bicycle, it highlighted an Akrapovic fumes framework, rally-style map rollers, unique motor covers, uprated suspension, and new brakes.
Ongoing patent filings show that Yamaha is attempting to place a Tenere 700 Raid into creation, however it will not be very pretty much as revolutionary as the EICMA model. From the patent drawings, the powertrain and essential underpinnings appear to be very like the stock Tenere 700, however we see the most considerable distinction, which is a perceptibly bigger gas tank than the standard bicycle’s, with twin fillers. The Raid shows up a lot more extensive than the standard bicycle starting from the shoulders to the tummy, and with the stock bicycle previously lodging 16 liters of fuel, this one ought to have the option to oblige above and beyond 20 liters.
Because of the bigger tank, the bodywork in this locale has likewise changed, and even appears to highlight jutting accident bars behind the radiator cover. In the event that these are unbendingly mounted to the skeleton rather than being simply superficial additional items, they could assist with securing the gas tank, radiator and bodywork from harm in a little accident.
While the front light is by all accounts equivalent to that of the standard bicycle, the breeze redirectors and windscreen around it seem, by all accounts, to be new and offer more wind security than stock. The instrumentation behind the windscreen is new also and could be a picture mounted TFT unit to go with the Raid’s higher-spec position in the line-up.
Another huge change is to the seat, which presently broadens a lot further advances and even slides upwards onto the back of the gas tank. This ought to permit riders to take on some more bad-to-the-bone rough terrain riding positions, and the skinnier-than-stock tires should assist with this, as well.
Taking into account how creation prepared the bicycle in these drawings looks, almost certainly, Yamaha will authoritatively reveal this bicycle before the finish of this current year. Yet, with the stock Tenere 700 not discounted in India, it appears to be very improbable that the Raid will advance into our display areas at any point in the near future.