Once again, we’re here to announce that the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is still not available. Surprise. What is available though, are some rad photos and video of rally racing legend, Stéphane Peterhansel ripping the T7 prototype through the Moroccan desert which once hosted the famous Dakar rally up until 2007. Next stop for the 2018 Ténéré 700 World Raid: Morocco.
Previously, Australian Dakar racer, Rodney Faggotter had his way with the 689cc Parallel Twin prototype in the land down under. Faggotter showed us what the machine is capable of in its current trim with the right man behind the handlebars. From pulling wheelies down Hervey Bay to blasting through the woods with the Ténéré Tragics, Faggotter showcased the versatility the new Yamaha is meant to imbue.
The video begins with Rodney tossing the reins over to Stéphane Peterhansel in the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, a place Peterhansel knows well as is evident by his nine Dakar wins when the race was run in Africa.
“Each leg of this journey is designed to bring people into the world of adventure that Yamaha is building with this powerhouse of freedom, the Ténéré 700 World Raid Prototype.” – Yamaha
With the Moroccan leg complete, the 2018 Ténéré 700 World Raid flies to South America where Adrien van Beveren takes on the T7 in Argentina. For the full Morocco story and all the latest news from the Ténéré 700 World Raid, visit the official website www.world-raid.com.
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