How Much Power Does the 2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 Make?

Horsepower and torque figures on Yamaha’s middleweight adventure bike

The 2021 Ténéré 700 is Yamaha’s highly anticipated middleweight adventure motorcycle, which shares an engine with the popular MT-07 naked platform. It’s aimed at accessibility and affordability. In fact, the new Ténéré has a relatively low $9,999 MSRP, which is significantly less than the competing KTM 790 Adventure R’s $13,699.

Powered by the same 689cc CP2 parallel-twin engine as the MT-07 and XSR700 models, the Ténéré offers approachable off-road power delivery. To achieve a more dirt-focused engine characteristic with a broader, more usable torque curve, Yamaha tuned the powerplant with dedicated ECU settings, a Ténéré-specific airbox, and new muffler.

2021 Yamaha Ténéré 700 dynoRobert Martin

Ahead of an upcoming comparison test, we ran the Ténéré 700 on our in-house Dynojet 250i dyno, recording 63.78 peak hp at 8,870 rpm and 44.09 pound-feet of torque at 6,640 rpm. For reference, the last time we ran the Yamaha MT-07 on the dyno, it produced slightly higher numbers: 67.60 hp and 46.54 pound-feet of torque, but the Ténéré 700′s torque curve is slightly flatter across the midrange. This offers more flexibility of gear selection needed for tricky off-road sections and romping around the city alike.

The flexibility and usable power delivery of Ténéré's CP2 engine makes it a fun-loving platform with a ton of capability in every scenario.