Although the trend is for maxi-trails, Yamaha does not intend to abandon one of the flagship sectors for which it is famous: medium-displacement adventure. In Milan, the T7 concept heralded the revival of an emblematic model of the manufacturer, the legendary XT600Z Ténéré, unveiled 33 years ago at the Paris Motor Show..
The famous XT600Z Ténéré conquered a wide variety of pilots who adored its simplicity, its robustness and its racing pedigree. Derived from the motorcycles developed by Yamaha for the Dakar and then driven by legendary pilots like Stéphane Peterhansel, this trail has become one of the best-selling models in Europe..
During its first 10 years, between 1984 and 1994, this motorcycle sold 61,000 copies. La Ténéré still attracts an unconditional clientele, including many proud owners, members of clubs dedicated to this model..
The original spirit of the Ténéré, which made Yamaha one of the biggest names in rally-raid and adventure with a great "AT", is still well anchored in the DNA of the company today. Adventure represents a unique way for Yamaha to appreciate motorcycles: sensations of total freedom and discovery available to you by exploring exceptional sites not served by road..
Today, few models are able to go looking for ruts and dunes. The world of adventure needs a new type of motorcycle capable of offering real versatility over long distances, reliability identical to that of the original Ténéré and a contemporary look associated with an engine and chassis of point.
A committed team, made up of engineers, designers and product managers from the Yamalube Yamaha Official Rally Team in France, from the R&D in Italy and GK Design in the Netherlands, has developed this new T7 concept. Each member of the team is driven by the desire to create a motorcycle that would adapt to the needs of an adventurer and represent what Yamaha envisions for its next generation Adventure range..
Taking on the DNA that has made Yamaha one of the most iconic names in the rally world, Yamaha’s T7 concept is a fully operational prototype. It has been developed to achieve the perfect balance between performance on roads and dirt tracks.
This lightweight machine features an all-new chassis created from the widely acclaimed twin-cylinder. The CP2 of the MT-07 is designed to deliver an angry torque associated with an easier passage of power to the ground for perfect traction in all situations..
This concept is equipped with an aluminum tank, 4 LED headlights, a fairing and a carbon protection shoe as well as an Akrapovi? tailored. Also with an ultra-sophisticated KYB fork, the T7 represents a vision of the ideal trail. He will play a major role in the development of the new generation of Yamaha Adventure models..
A new chapter in the book of legends will open on the roads – and on the tracks – from 2018.
Info and media credits: Yamaha
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