2022 yamaha Ténéré 700
Today’s adventure motorcyclists are spoiled for choice. Not only are there countless brands offering smart, lightweight, and durable adventure moto accessories, making adventure moto travel safer, easier, and more fun, the bikes themselves are more advanced and capable than ever before.
But knowing where to start, which pieces of kit to choose, and which brands to trust isn’t easy in such a wide and varying market. Keen to get more adventure motorcyclists outfitted, inspired, and out on their own overland journeys, Overland Expo is building its own Ultimate Overland Motorcycle in 2022.
THE BUILD STORY
Why we chose the Ténéré 700, build gear chronicles and stories from the road.
Riding safely in the dirt and other low-traction environments on a bike like the Ténéré 700 — or any off-road motorcycle — is all about balance, fine braking control and speed control.
Overland Expo reveals its Ultimate Overland Motorcycle 2022 at Overland Expo West.
OUTFITTING THE MOTORCYCLE
Read about the gear we’ve chosen for the Ultimate Overland Motorcycle build.
Only ZOLEO connects with one’s smartphone or tablet to provide messaging that follows them in and out of cell coverage, plus safety features they can count on worldwide. When outside cell coverage, ZOLEO uses the Iridium satellite network to send or receive messages.
Adventure riding requires a tire that can go the distance and stand up to a variety of terrains, from tarmac to rugged trails and everything in between. Bridgestone’s Battlax Adventurecross AX41 is ideal for the Ultimate Overland Motorcycle Build.
Suspension: TracTive X-TREME-PA Long Travel Rally Shock & Fork Cartridge Kit by Ted Porter’s BeemerShop
To ensure the Tenere 700 is ready for even the gnarliest off-road adventures, we upgraded the suspension with TracTive X-TREME long travel components. Based on decades of experience, TracTive shocks and fork cartridges are the ultimate choice for maximum off-road performance and durability.
Traveling with all the tools necessary to complete roadside repairs is essential for adventure riding. The SBVTools kit is chock-full of essential tools for the road or trail. Each tool is lightweight, high quality, and compact and the kit contains virtually everything you need to tighten the chain on the Tenere 700 or repair damages on the fly.
The Ultimate Overland Motorcycle gets the ultimate adventure mirrors from Doubletake Mirror. With housing guaranteed against breakage forever, Doubletake mirrors are made from indestructible, reinforced Zytel. The four-inch diameter SAE spec convex lens lends itself to excellent visibility, making it easy to keep an eye on your surroundings.
Winner of the Red Dot 2019, is a patented elite tool for chopping, splitting, digging, hammering, and sawing. It combines age-old tools with cutting-edge technology, allowing outdoor explorers—overlanders, ADVers, hunters, anglers, campers, survivalists—to acclimate seamlessly to their environment.
We’re beginning to look for partners for our next Ultimate Overland Build! Want to get involved? Let us know!
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