Good news for Pinoy riders who love to go off-roading: The much-awaited 2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 has finally found its way to local dealerships. This comes more than a month after Yamaha Motor Philippines (YMPH) started accepting reservations.
This midsize adventure bike is priced at P619,000 and is fitted with the same 689cc DOHC liquid-cooled engine as the MT-07 and the XSR700. This powertrain is mated to a six-speed transmission fitted with a cable-actuated clutch system.
The Tenere 700’s stopping power is provided by large, wave-style 282mm front discs and a single 245mm rear disc. This setup comes with switchable ABS, and is attached to 21- and 18-inch spoked wheels. The bike is available in two color schemes: Ceramic Blue and Matte Black.
The T7’s towering 34.4-inch seat height might be an issue for average-size Pinoy riders. Thankfully, YMPH is offering optional lowering kits (P9,600) and lower seats (P4,500). These original Yamaha components can reduce the seat height by as much as 1.4 inches.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopBikes.ph. Minor edits have been made.