Yamaha Ténéré 900: the designer surpasses the Tracer 900 and 700 Ténéré

Graphics by Nicolas Petit fueling rumors of the Ténéré 900. The French graphic designer passed the Tracer 9 and the Ténéré 700.

Graphic designer Nicolas Petit painted the Yamaha Ténéré 900 exclusively for the French Moto Revue Edition. The 900 Enduro is based on the current Tracer 9 and the highly successful Ténéré with 700 cc. Taking a look at Yamaha’s model history, a larger off-road vehicle makes sense, because that’s been missing since the hapless XTZ 1200 with the big twin was dumped in the line. The potential highlight of the Ténéré 900 is the engine, its power and its performance.

Yamaha Universal 900 Triple

Since Euro 5, the three-cylinder engine has a capacity of 890 cc, generates 93 Nm of torque and a peak power of 119 hp. In other words: 201 cc, 25 Nm and 46 hp more than 700 twin, which in the current Ténéré should lag behind competitors BMW F 850 ​​GS, KTM 890 Adventure and Triumph Tiger 900. And these are exactly three models, with their engines between 853 And 889 cc and between 95 and 105 hp, it will outperform the 900 Ténéré on paper in almost all disciplines. With their notable success, the Triumph shows that the three-cylinder engines are not a disadvantage in this class. In terms of the engine, Yamaha will probably be the class leader.

Tracker 9 with long suspension movement

The structure question will also be answered quickly. The aluminum frame of the current Tracer 9 or Tracer 9 GT with a double-sided aluminum swingarm combines two main advantages: the whole thing weighs relatively little (Tracer 9: 213 kg with a full tank) and offers a high payload of 193 kg. Even the heaviest weights of the true off-road suspension components and tires measuring 21 inches (about 53 cm) in the front and 18 inches (about 46 cm) in the rear wouldn’t make the 1990s heavier than the three BMW competitors, KTM and Triumph, weighing between 210 and 233 kg with a full tank. For comparison: the Ténére 700 weighs only seven kilograms more than its sister Tracer 7. So it’s possible to screw a powerful triplex in a lightweight off-road chassis.

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In terms of performance and weight, the Yamaha Ténéré 900 will not only steal the show from classmates from BMW, KTM or Triumph, but the Yamaha will also come close to the off-road icon Honda Africa Twin with its 1,084 cc, 105 hp and 102 Nm. W: The name Ténéré is at least as attractive as the Honda name.

Yamaha Tracer 9 and Tracer 9 GT driving report (


How much does a Ténéré 900 cost?

The price of the supposed competitors in the 900 class ranges between 12,600 and 13,900 euros, while the Honda starts at 14,300 euros. The current Yamaha Tracer 9 is available from 12,000 euros. If Yamaha brings 900 off-road vehicles, there will be enough headroom and the possibility to start the base Ténéré 900 at a price of 12,500 euros. The mandatory top version, which will look very good with semi-active suspension, will then certainly be 14,500 euros on the price tag. It would still be cheaper than the fully-equipped, fully-equipped BMW F 850 ​​GS.


Concept graphics of the Yamaha Ténéré 900 do the rounds. And off-road with a triple 900 makes a lot of sense on paper, because the chassis and engine will be at least on par with direct competition, and even the more powerful African Twin will have to stretch. 900 Ténéré Unconfirmed, officially there are no reports or comments from Yamaha.

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