In some areas of the UK, especially in the North of England there is a current epidemic of illegal motorcycle use. A large part of this is the use of “off-road” only motorcycles on public highways such as the unpaved byways found in rural areas of Yorkshire and the Peak District.
Various stages of my biking history over my 19 year ‘career’ has led me to the Tenere 700 coming from a Thruxton R. Despite the change, I am still a hipster at heart, so I still ride around in my Biltwell Gringo, just it has a peak now.
Back at the start of 2016 Yamaha teased the first pictures of a bike the called the “T7 concept”. The pictures represented a purebred slender dual sport motorcycle with a slender Dakar racer finish and touches of carbon fibre. Yamaha produced the XT660Z Tenere up to 2016