To all bikers with passion in their blood, we have a very good review: one of the most interesting trail bikes of this 2022. But if you are rather short or not taller than 1.70 m, you may be wondering: is it possible to lower the height of the Yamaha Ténéré 700?
First, let’s take a closer look at what this motorcycle with an adventurous soul has to offer.
Yamaha Ténéré 700 Features
Untamed and capable of driving with a feeling of total freedom. This is the Yamaha Ténéré 700. With some time on the market, the model of the renowned Japanese brand does not disappoint or fail to surprise this 2022. Although many identify it as an affordable trail bike, what stands out are its competitive characteristics thanks to its 689 cc twin-cylinder engine with EU5 homologation equipped with a special gearbox that gives it an ideal balance between power and control.
And the aesthetics of this motorcycle is not far behind, as it looks light and fierce at the same time due to its compact double cradle tubular backbone chassis. It also features long-travel suspension and high-capacity tires to eat up all the miles you can.
It should be noted that, yes, it is a motorcycle with an affordable price(about 10.299€) partly because its equipment is simple. Although lacking state-of-the-art electric gadgets, the Ténéré allows safe riding on rough roads.
As we said, it is a light trail, weighing only 204 kg and with a seat height of 875 mm. It is in this last point that can represent a complication for drivers of short stature. While it is true, height does not make the rider and is not an impediment to becoming a biker, but it will definitely limit your choice of vehicle if you do not take steps to be able to reach the ground with both feet.
What do I need to lower the height of the Yamaha Ténéré 700?
There are several alternatives for lowering the height of the Yamaha Ténéré 700. We will explain a couple of options with their respective pros and cons. You must take into consideration that these roads – as we have already addressed in other publications
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-, especially if they are modifications to the constitution of the vehicle, will have repercussions in terms of safety, not to mention the investment you will have to make.
The first one is the Yamaha Ténéré 700 35 mm rear lowering kit. With this package you will reduce the wheelbase without touching the rear suspension. The cost of this German-made kit is about 120€ and installing it will affect the geometry of the bike, increasing the possibility that it will not react correctly in the curves.
Another kit to lower the height of the Yamaha Ténéré 700 is the one that lowers the seat, lowering 38 mm in total and costing 280€ plus shipping. It is a safe alternative, but definitely more expensive.
Another option for lowering the height of the Yamaha Téneré 700
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