How Much Power Does the 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Make?

Measuring max power output from Yamaha’s middleweight adventure bike on the Cycle World dyno.

The Yamaha Ténéré 700 has been a resounding success in the middleweight adventure bike segment since its inception in 2019. Its CP2 engine is a Cycle World favorite in models such as the MT-07 and XSR700, but is the 689cc parallel twin enough to power a midsize ADV bike? We threw it on our in-house dyno before a three-bike comparison test to find out.

Yamaha’s CP2 engine is a 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin with a 270-degree crossplane crank that produces a beautifully throaty exhaust note. Its agile handling on and off-road is attributed to the fully adjustable 43mm inverted fork and linkage-type shock with remote preload adjustment. Its chassis design is of tubular steel construction. The 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700′s lively engine, off-road-capable suspension, and willing chassis in combination with a competitive MSRP of $10,499 (2023 pricing) has made it one of the most popular middleweight adventure bikes on the market.

2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Dyno Chart.Robert Martin

On our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, the 2023 Yamaha Ténéré 700, weighing 457 pounds on our automotive scales, produced 61.7 hp at 9,000 rpm and 42.5 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,500 rpm. These numbers slot the T7 just below the Aprilia Tuareg 660 in our performance database at 69.9 hp and 44.3 lb-ft. of torque. The Ténéré 700′s extremely flat torque curve and linear power delivery make the bike fun yet manageable off-road while still providing plenty of excitement on road.