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Yamaha Ténéré 700 wins if design award

The MT07 powered Ténéré 700 is the seventh successive time a Yamaha machine has won the prize

Yamaha Ténéré 700 wins if design award

THE Yamaha Ténéré 700 has been awarded the iF Design Award, the seventh successive time Yamaha have taken the prize.

The Ténéré 700 wasn’t the only Yamaha machine to pick up a prize, with the YNF-01 also picking up a prize. The YNF-01 isn’t strictly a motorcycle though, with the design brief for that project being to create a four-wheeled, low-speed mobility vehicle.

Giving the Ténéré the award, iF Design Awards commented on the Ténéré 700’s minimalist styling as one of the reasons for the choice.

“Behind the rally-bred quad-LED headlight, the 16-litre fuel tank provides over 350 km of potential range while the beefy suspension front and rear handily soak up rough terrain. As adventure bike models balloon in size and complexity, the Ténéré remains a simpler, more straightforward partner for the journey.”

The news of the award comes just days after it has been reported that the Ténéré 700 is to gain a new model in the range. Although with the type approval information of the bike quoting almost exactly the same specs as the stock machine, it’s likely this new ‘model’ is more of a restyle or special edition colour scheme rather than a step up in spec.

Yamaha Tenere 700

What is the iF Design Award?

The iF Design Award is a global contest celebrating world-renowned design in the fields of product, packaging, communication, interior design, service design, professional concept and architecture.

Previous motorcycle recipients of the award include the Yamaha MT10 SP, the MOTOROiD concept bike, the CAKE Kalk off road electric bike, the AGV Sport Modular helmet and the BMW Motorrad Concept Link scooter.