Is the Yamaha Ténéré 700 Really So Special?

  • Am 28 Jun 2020 veröffentlicht
  • Too portly, too big, too gimmicky, too…well, everything. Adventure bikes have gotten out of hand. Yamaha wants to change that by offering something just right - nothing more, nothing less.
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  • coops66
    coops66 Vor 45 Minuten

    Ryan has that quirky Tarantino look which is ironic as I believe the quality, content, wit and skill of these videos is up there with the big screen genius. I kinda think DEchannel is a stepping stone for FortNine so make the most of it guys.

  • Suraj Sarode
    Suraj Sarode Vor 3 Stunden

    Bro can you do a review on Royal Enfield Himalayan 411 cc Royal Enfield has confirmed the machine will sell in the States for a reasonable $4,499

  • Edward Kong
    Edward Kong Vor 6 Stunden

    beautiful shot

  • Pascal Olli
    Pascal Olli Vor 10 Stunden

    If you still not sure about the bike capabilities check this rider, that will answer all your questions! Have fun

  • Jeff
    Jeff Vor 16 Stunden

    Ryan - when are we going to see a review on the moto guzzi v85tt?

  • Santiago Morales Garcia
    Santiago Morales Garcia Vor 19 Stunden

    I have a MT 07 2014 and hate how the distance between the engine and the ground is so small (the only thing I hate about mu bike). I want this bike, but here in colombia, yamaha doesn't sell it.

  • Tucker Custom Shop

    3 years? I think its hideous. And yes, I am interested in a used GS.

  • Ramsgate Rider
    Ramsgate Rider Vor Tag

    Possibly the best review I ever have seen

  • Randy Bunn
    Randy Bunn Vor Tag

    For motorcycle journalism you have the best video making by far.

  • Tonto Gonzales
    Tonto Gonzales Vor Tag

    DID YO SAY 14GRAND????? for a 700cc motorcycle! you sure Harley Davidson CEO isn't running Yamaha now?

  • Matt Cero
    Matt Cero Vor Tag

    Did you ever sell your GS sir? I'm in love with my R1200GSA, though I've had to lay it on it's side, controlled, a few times. Freakin' heavy hunk o' metal.

  • Eka Rally
    Eka Rally Vor 2 Tage

    Yamaha should give away that T7 for you simply because of the review. This review will sold a lot of that Ténéré.

  • Youmaar Ludwig
    Youmaar Ludwig Vor 2 Tage

    the best video presentation in all of DEchannel......all media included

  • mafric750
    mafric750 Vor 2 Tage

    Another brilliant video and review! Can't thank you enough for the effort you put into these. I'm swapping my 1190 Adv R now... :-)

  • Carbon Fiber Weiner
    Carbon Fiber Weiner Vor 2 Tage

    I have no interest in adventure bikes but I'm still here because it's F9

  • Mojo
    Mojo Vor 2 Tage

    the seat looks as comfortable as a barb wire enema

  • guy wolff
    guy wolff Vor 2 Tage

    One free T7 with every half a million views .Congratulations Ryan .I have enjoyed watching the numbers on this video climb and climb since the hour you published it .. I does go to show the world needs more simple bikes that do a real job at a realistic price and presented with clarity ..

  • DylanRabbit
    DylanRabbit Vor 2 Tage

    What do you think of the Honda Transalp 650 with the rally conversion? I'm thinking of doing that

  • elrontube09
    elrontube09 Vor 2 Tage

    If it it wasn't so fugly in comparison, and becauses he really likes the motorn & it's rep, I'm gleaning he's ok with KTM 790. But the T7 is so much better looking and the 790 motor, no real rep yet.

  • Willy's Performance Cycle Center, Since 1969

    Excellent review that’s rarely found online. Beautiful scenery too boot. Thanks and ride safe my friend.

  • mud hustle
    mud hustle Vor 2 Tage

    Favorite youtube channel, just want to say that I dont really think this bike can do anymore than my dr650 that I have in supermoto form. Plus I get the added street performance and better turn-in. Would love to try it out though. Great bike but I'd have to ride it for my opinion to change. I would have definetly made it up that hill that you were meer inches from climbing although , i think that was a cleverly planned drop at the top. It's all about the rider folks. Buying this bike wont make you any better than any other bike without the shnazzy engine or drivetrain figuration.

  • Chris Miller
    Chris Miller Vor 2 Tage

    Best videos

  • James Excell
    James Excell Vor 2 Tage +1

    I knew I would get a phenomenal review on this bike from an actual Adventure Rider. Amazing stuff!

  • Fabrice C
    Fabrice C Vor 2 Tage

    As usual very neat and nice video. And if you wanna know what you can do on a T700 (sorry in French):

  • architectofdarkness
    architectofdarkness Vor 3 Tage

    Why would a higher countershaft sharpen the swing arm angle? Makes no sense.
    What you're demonstrating is the line between the rear axle, and instant center (pivot point for the swing arm).
    A lower countershaft would create more anti-squat, because the chain tension would create more torque between the rear axle, and swing arm pivot.

  • Charming nowhere to hide

    5:06 -- Watch those rear-indicators dance their way up that hill. 😅

  • YuriIsMyWaifu
    YuriIsMyWaifu Vor 3 Tage

    So they made a chain drive bike with shaft jacking?

  • Moto migos
    Moto migos Vor 3 Tage +1

    The Tenere is an awesome bike. Now make a version for 5 foot 7 people

    • Moto migos
      Moto migos Vor Tag

      @FortNine The low seat option is news to me. Thank you so much for the information. Lowering links will be a must. A Performance decrease is better than not being able to ride one at all.

    • FortNine
      FortNine  Vor 2 Tage +1

      Yamaha sells a low seat option, and there are suspension-lowering linkages available as well. Of course you're sacrificing some performance there. ~RF9

  • GunsNGunpla
    GunsNGunpla Vor 3 Tage

    This is a love letter.
    And I'm sold.

    • Charming nowhere to hide
      Charming nowhere to hide Vor 3 Tage

      Brilliant production. I’ve got one on order... the perfect “mid-size” ADV bike to replace my “best ADV bike ever”... 950 Super Enduro. Just 10 years before it’s time.

  • Mech4Life
    Mech4Life Vor 3 Tage

    The production level of these videos are amazing!

  • CFDoherty
    CFDoherty Vor 3 Tage

    How much for the GS?

  • Alberto Rosso
    Alberto Rosso Vor 3 Tage

    We need a vs with the cb500x africatwin is too big

  • bigdmia
    bigdmia Vor 3 Tage

    The production value of this video would rival a Netflix special.

  • jos macouzet
    jos macouzet Vor 3 Tage

    Great video! beautiful images, such a pleasure to watch. Your videos quality increase exponentially every time =)

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss Vor 3 Tage

    on my life so we can all see, more accurately and objectively, where I am going wrong? Cheers.

  • raymond wandell
    raymond wandell Vor 3 Tage

    Is there any situation that it won't be left behind by tiger or 790?

    • Ask to seduce Miss
      Ask to seduce Miss Vor 3 Tage

      zero interest in an adventure bike but watched all of this just for the video content.

  • Sheldon Nicholl
    Sheldon Nicholl Vor 3 Tage

    I have no interest in ADV bikes whatsoever. This was a good video. I watched right to the end.

  • ๖ۣۜRนøгi
    ๖ۣۜRนøгi Vor 4 Tage

    bro what price if its over 250$ your imagining shit bicuse we know what you did to it

  • manofrock07
    manofrock07 Vor 4 Tage

    I want to ride one now ! FortNine delivers another fantastic production . These guys are the best on DEchannel .

  • Ayzill
    Ayzill Vor 4 Tage

    Love your videos! Please, never stop making them.

  • Isabelle Gauthier
    Isabelle Gauthier Vor 4 Tage

    Bravo! Your reviews are always a gem to watch. You're the best on DEchannel. Thank you!!✌️

  • Dalkarl
    Dalkarl Vor 4 Tage

    I don't even ride, but this channel is great! Always looking forward to new videos.

  • Kyle Bradshaw
    Kyle Bradshaw Vor 4 Tage

    Brilliant production. I’ve got one on order... the perfect “mid-size” ADV bike to replace my “best ADV bike ever”... 950 Super Enduro. Just 10 years before it’s time.

    • Richard Golonka
      Richard Golonka Vor Tag

      The 950 super enduro is insane. What a bike. Oooof!

    K9ADVCRU Vor 4 Tage

    Waiting patiently in hope.

  • Jeremy Hise
    Jeremy Hise Vor 4 Tage

    Big words dood

  • Stephen Sullivan
    Stephen Sullivan Vor 4 Tage

    i don't know who scouts locations for your videos but you do a hell of a job showcasing the beauty of your country

  • Machine Head 68
    Machine Head 68 Vor 4 Tage

    Hey Ryan you do allot of riding around Kamloops, if you want to ride something really nice come up around Sun Peaks, my back yard for some amazing scenery and back roads riding.

  • Pork Chop
    Pork Chop Vor 4 Tage

    Well done

  • Esat'ın Maceraları

    So, since nobody talked about these, didnt Yamaha advertise this? Doesnt it sell?

  • skunkapunka
    skunkapunka Vor 4 Tage

    Watching FT vids is becoming harder and harder. Is a decision that has to take some consideration. Do i need this kind of commitment right now? do I have the time? attention span? brain power? You already know you have to hit the like button, read a few comments and perhaps leave one yourself praising the quality of the vid. And then think about everything you just learned in a 8 min vid.

  • Tim Van Leemput
    Tim Van Leemput Vor 4 Tage


  • steve lam
    steve lam Vor 4 Tage

    zero interest in an adventure bike but watched all of this just for the video content.

  • benny doutsh
    benny doutsh Vor 4 Tage

    great video mate! well done! you r a bright star in the motorcycle contact creatures and i really enjoy your creativity!

  • Kosmonooit
    Kosmonooit Vor 4 Tage

    What makes the engine tick?

  • Douglas Linton
    Douglas Linton Vor 4 Tage

    So when are you guys going to make a feature length documentary?

  • robert o'keefe
    robert o'keefe Vor 4 Tage

    How does one even begin to imagine a Goldilocks striptease? 🤣

    • elrontube09
      elrontube09 Vor 2 Tage

      Think curls, golden ones slightly drapped over her........

  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell Vor 4 Tage


  • Scott Campbell
    Scott Campbell Vor 4 Tage

    I buy things over another with a TFT and leds!

  • Sir M
    Sir M Vor 4 Tage

    Thank you for this test don't you wanna test the Moto Guzzi V85tt. I really love this bike 'cause my feet can reach the ground compare to the T700. Rally like you're channel even if i'm living quite far from your country

  • living2 Day
    living2 Day Vor 4 Tage

    The new Africa Twin blows that away all day long......

  • Kim Cruz
    Kim Cruz Vor 4 Tage

    Thanks for the review Ryan and Aneesh! You guys have to check our the ktm 790 as well I think we are all dying to see how the two bikes compare from a reliable source!!

  • Alex Gibson
    Alex Gibson Vor 4 Tage


  • kyndryd spyryt
    kyndryd spyryt Vor 4 Tage

    What about the fact if you crack the subframe its a complete write off because its not a seperate part..

  • kyndryd spyryt
    kyndryd spyryt Vor 4 Tage

    But is it actually better than the 790 though??...

  • TommyNitro
    TommyNitro Vor 4 Tage

    Here in the states I think this this has the best bang for the buck in the mid weight market. The ktm 790 msrp starts around $13k compared to the T7’s $10k.

  • Tyler Gatsby
    Tyler Gatsby Vor 4 Tage

    Please do a video on the new 2020 DR650. I know you got your license riding the Drz400; such great bikes. Your video quality is Netflix worthy

  • MrBudzini
    MrBudzini Vor 4 Tage

    Why no CB500X review treacle bunny?

  • aemarques
    aemarques Vor 4 Tage

    I don't even ride a motorcycle, but I can't stop seeing your videos. The production value is Hollywood-level. Keep them coming!

  • goomeister2602
    goomeister2602 Vor 4 Tage

    Dang.... gotta loved just how much effort you put into your reviews!

  • Gregor Babic
    Gregor Babic Vor 5 Tage

    What Yamaha did for dual sports with the WR250R; they just did for middle weight adventure bikes with the T7. Bulletproof engine; off-road capability; a bit of a premium in price; and a whole lot of smiles and fun times.
    I know I will get one at one point. For now as I don’t have the freedom for longer and further rides; the WR is my perfect bike.
    Ryan, you need to do a video on the WR250R like you did for the KLR650!

  • Pjåk Pjåk
    Pjåk Pjåk Vor 5 Tage

    Please do a comparison with the Tiger 900 Rally Pro!! Fantastic video as usual!

  • Ready to Ride Rentals

    you are just absolutely skilled. Phenomenal high-quality videos

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy Vor 5 Tage

      Ryan could you review the new icon raiden adventure suit and compare to your old one would be very interested.

  • McKinnon Erario
    McKinnon Erario Vor 5 Tage

    How would it do on the highway for long periods of time? I'm considering this for my road trip bike! Maybe just change up the sprockets to bring the rpms down at speed?

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy Vor 5 Tage

      seen, none of that sycophantic corporate sponsor magazine tripe, Thank you Ryan

  • Gil Makover
    Gil Makover Vor 5 Tage

    Could be interesting to compare Yamaha’s approach to anti-squat with 2011s’ Husqvarnas - on the 449/511 bikes with their CTS system. Please make a video on that!

  • Joseph Elsave
    Joseph Elsave Vor 5 Tage

    Pls review BMW g 310 gs

  • Gulzar Ahmed
    Gulzar Ahmed Vor 5 Tage

    Please review the Honda CB500X.

  • Kumaressan Suppiah
    Kumaressan Suppiah Vor 5 Tage

    Amazing picturization, cinematography, editing and a well written review! Subscribed

  • AndrewTGreen
    AndrewTGreen Vor 5 Tage +1

    Bravo!! May be your best video I’ve ever seen. Best Regards.

  • prey DEAD951
    prey DEAD951 Vor 5 Tage

    Ryan , could you maybe do a video on enduro/dual sport storage options ? I want to get a tool kit and some other odds and ends on my EXC450 but I cant seem to find any options that dont look tacky. If possible it would be nice to get something almost invisible. If you'd rather not make a video for it , do you have any ideas ? Love the vids man keep em up 🤘

    • zijuiy wttuy
      zijuiy wttuy Vor 5 Tage

      Amazing review Ryan. But don't you think it looks fuck ugly? Like uglier than the Duke 790.

  • Patrick Perdu
    Patrick Perdu Vor 5 Tage +1

    All right, so - I just watched again two of the very best cinematographic motorcycling pieces of youtubing ever including your very own review of the Africa Twin, which you end up saying it sucks on pavement but there is just no competition on the dirt.
    Now with the advent of the Tenere 700 I wold _really_ love if you could give us your opinion on how they compare, on the road, on the twisties, on the dirt, in the city...
    And if you could make it as wonderful to watch as your aforementioned AT review (or your Versys X300 review, the other one I just watched _again_) I would totally venerate you.
    For those of you who understand French there are two French guys who started a trip from the North Cape, northernmost point in Europe, all the way to Cape Town, South Africa on two Tenere700 to rasie $$ for heart surgery on African kids - they had to put it on pause about to reach Congo due to Covid but they did publish nine episodes of their trip, with real adventure, armed checkpoints, good humor, even philosophy and of course landscapes and geography - well worth watching.
    It's (almost) all in French but I believe someone is working on English subtitles.

  • Naveen Kumar
    Naveen Kumar Vor 5 Tage

    Amazing video man.... always a joy to watch your vids....

  • rockstar2934
    rockstar2934 Vor 5 Tage

    Good to know i can now go by one

  • Logan Raj
    Logan Raj Vor 5 Tage

    Waiting for ktm790 review or comparison 😅 great job as always Sir.

  • Roy Syntageros
    Roy Syntageros Vor 5 Tage

    Great video. Awesome editing and shooting! I was looking at one of these in Australia but had to have a reality check on how often I was going to go off road and if I wanted to spend the extra 6 thousand dollars over a V-Strom 650XT which suits me more as I commute everyday to work and having the 19" on the front over the 21" on the T700 made it fantastic for the twisties. Who knows maybe I'll test ride a T700 next year and change over, but I doubt it :)

  • gabriel ybarra
    gabriel ybarra Vor 5 Tage

    Can't believe I've been watching your channel with out being subscribed! Lol I am now!

  • Danny Murphy
    Danny Murphy Vor 5 Tage

    Wish you guys would broaden your range again your still the best moto journalists on youtube if a tad pretentious I love your content just do some content on some older (and newer) bikes from different categories!

  • FunWithAJ
    FunWithAJ Vor 5 Tage

    You and MotoGeo are legit the only reviewers I trust.

  • Christopher Hudson
    Christopher Hudson Vor 5 Tage

    combined with Nick Sanders review as he did his around the world trip (well as far as Aus - thanks to covid19) these have to be the most informative & realistic reviews I have seen, none of that sycophantic corporate sponsor magazine tripe, Thank you Ryan

  • Luke Lane
    Luke Lane Vor 5 Tage

    Ryan could you review the new icon raiden adventure suit and compare to your old one would be very interested.

  • Gregory McCoy
    Gregory McCoy Vor 5 Tage

    Outstanding technical discussion. Amazing writing and cinematic treatment.

  • Yvolve
    Yvolve Vor 5 Tage

    I got to ride the XSR and T700 through my old job, but stuck with the XSR as I had no idea about the capabilities of the T700. Despite picking it up from Yamaha HQ, from their service center. I wish I rode the T700 a lot more now..

  • Blake Ashdown
    Blake Ashdown Vor 5 Tage

    Really enjoy your videos! Learning a lot, could you do a review on the ruroc atlas helmets?

  • Demetri C
    Demetri C Vor 5 Tage

    How do you like the Sidi Armada's? Seems like they get mixed reviews. How well do they vent out heat?

  • Patrick Perdu
    Patrick Perdu Vor 5 Tage

    Wow, Ryan, once again you nailed it.
    Maybe not as cinematographically endearing as your review of the Africa twin or the CRF250L vs. Versys 300 but still a great little review.
    And then there is all this discussion about the suspension and how the angle of the swing-arm causes "anti-squat" (and BTW it's the swing arm angle that drove the position of the counter shaft to avoid too much fluctuation of the chain tension, obviously).
    As Bruno rider stated it a few days ago, I have not seen this comment in any other review.
    Again, thanks.
    Also regarding the suspension springs - you are a tall and healthy guy - you know you need bigger springs :)

  • John Brown
    John Brown Vor 5 Tage

    Can a Klr 650 go up that hill

  • Geeky hawk
    Geeky hawk Vor 5 Tage

    Amazing review Ryan. But don't you think it looks fuck ugly? Like uglier than the Duke 790.

  • Anthony Jaska
    Anthony Jaska Vor 5 Tage

    xsr700 owner: "I'd never take my bike off-road!"
    Yamaha: "hold my beer..."
    Great Review!

    JAIME E BURGOS S Vor 5 Tage

    Nice video my friend as all you have.
    Do you know about the trail tech gps?

  • Mark Bosch
    Mark Bosch Vor 5 Tage

    You are epically good at making these mundane bike reviews outstanding. Great work as always Team F9.

  • Lexx1976
    Lexx1976 Vor 5 Tage

    I wait for the Honda 650 (-800..?) Africa Twin with 175 kg and 95 hp.