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We go for a ride on Yamaha’s mildly updated 2024 Ténéré 700.
We go for a ride on Yamaha’s mildly updated 2024 Ténéré 700. (Joseph Agustin/)

Yamaha returns its middleweight adventure bike, the Ténéré 700 ($10,799), to its US model lineup for 2024 with some minor but welcome tweaks. And after spending a day in the saddle it’s clear that the Tuning Fork company has a well-rounded ADV that offers equal parts on and off-road performance.

Compared to other bikes in this ADV class, the Ténéré 700 is a true 50/50 on/off-road bike.
Compared to other bikes in this ADV class, the Ténéré 700 is a true 50/50 on/off-road bike. (Adam Waheed/)

Editor’s note: We’ve reported extensively on the Ténéré 700 during the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 MC Commute Review2022 Yamaha Ténéré 700 World Raid First Look Preview2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 and Rally Edition Preview2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Explore Preview, and 2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700 First Look Preview articles. Get up to speed on all things Ténéré inside those write-ups. Also watch the Yamaha Ténéré 700 PreviewYamaha Ténéré 700 Review, and Yamaha Ténéré 700 T7 Review – Episode 2 videos.

Of course, aside from its competitive price, the standout feature of Yamaha’s 700 is its versatility. It performs well both on and off-road, making it an excellent choice for adventure riders. The design strikes a near perfect 50/50 balance between street and dirt, allowing riders to explore a variety of terrains with ease.

With 4.2 gallons of fuel, the Yamaha weighs 452 pounds. It feels much lighter than its curb weight implies in motion.
With 4.2 gallons of fuel, the Yamaha weighs 452 pounds. It feels much lighter than its curb weight implies in motion. (Joseph Agustin/)

Powered by Yamaha’s tried-and-true 689cc CP2 parallel-twin engine that’s good for nearly 62 hp and 43 lb.-ft. torque at the business end of the 18-inch rear tire. The engine benefits from an uneven firing order which gives it the sound and feel of a V-twin. A hint of engine vibration is felt through the controls but it is the good kind which makes riding motorcycles fun.

The big news for ‘24 is the fitment of a bright and crisp 5-inch color TFT dash display with Bluetooth connectivity.
The big news for ‘24 is the fitment of a bright and crisp 5-inch color TFT dash display with Bluetooth connectivity. (Joseph Agustin/)

The Ténéré provides a good balance of power, efficiency, and pleasing character in a compact package. It’s also easy on fuel with it registering 43 mpg during our mixed on and off-road ride. It puts power back via a cable-actuated wet clutch (no slipper function) and six-speed gearbox. Our Team Yamaha Blue testbike was fitted with its accessory electronic quickshifter ($199.99) which allows for full-throttle clutchless upshifts. Downshifts however have to be made the old-fashioned way.

As usual Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 impresses with how easy it is to ride off-road as well as on.
As usual Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 impresses with how easy it is to ride off-road as well as on. (Joseph Agustin/)

If seeking electronic rider aids however, you better look elsewhere. Although the Tuning Fork brand is an early pioneer of ride-by-wire throttle technology (first employed on the 2006 YZF-R6 sportbike), the Ténéré uses a good old-fashioned mechanical cable setup to manipulate the throttle bodies. But considering how smooth and well-metered engine response is, we certainly don’t miss the electronic doodads that other bikes include in this category, like traction control, adjustable engine power modes, etc.

The Ténéré 700 adopts a multi-wheel

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By: Adam Waheed
Title: 2024 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Review
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/yamaha-tenere-700-review/
Published Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2023 20:45:14 +0000

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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By: Dean Larson
Title: Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/vincent-rapide-bonhams
Published Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 17:00:38 +0000

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.

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GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
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