The Yamaha Ténéré 700 proves to be one of the most adaptable and easily configurable adventure bikes available in many ways. In fact, I’m not sure it’s still appropriate to call it an adventure bike. Racers like Pol Tarres have taken the oversized ADV trials and motocross races. The T7 is really just a big dirt bike cosplaying as an ADV.
The fact that Yamaha has kept the electronics relatively basic, with switchable ABS acting as the bike’s only riding aid, adds to the list of factors that make the Ténéré 700 amazing. As a result, it’s no surprise that riders of all skill levels choose the T7, and it’s also no surprise that a sizable aftermarket for this peach of an ADV bike has sprung up like wildfire. Almost every reputable aftermarket company offers a selection of upgrades and add-ons specifically designed for the Ténéré 700.
The newest comes from WRS, a brand we’ve talked about previously with their headlight protector, also for the T7. This time around it adds a touch of touring capability to the ADV-enduro bike. The brand claims that its new Sport windshield eliminates annoying turbulence caused by the original windshield. This turbulence is mainly felt on the head and shoulders and can be particularly irritating on long journeys.
WRS constructed the Sport Windshield from high quality PMMA plexiglass measuring 4 millimeters thick. This should be tough enough to withstand light impacts with shrubs and branches on the trails, as well as long, high-speed wind blasts while pounding it on the highway. WRS says the windshield can even add comfort for two-up riding because it provides more wind protection for the rider and passenger.
Design-wise, the WRS windshield isn’t excessively tall and doesn’t give the T7 a silly look like other excessively tall windshields do. It is minimalist in style and is available in black, blending perfectly with the style of the T7, whatever its color. However, the manufacturer specifies that the Sport screen is not compatible with the Ténéré 700 World Raid edition. This product is priced at 83 Euros, which equates to around US$86.