Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is perhaps light-weight for an journey bike, however seeing it in famous anti-gravity skilled and enduro rider Pol Tarrés’ succesful palms makes it appear downright chunky. In spite of everything, we’ve grown totally used to seeing his gravity-defying antics on a lot slimmer, lighter enduro machines. How does the dimensions and weight distinction have an effect on his driving?
Though it’s a extra meditative expertise than 2019’s “Dominicana” brief movie, Tarrés teamed up with the Echevarria Brothers (who collectively name themselves the Who) as soon as extra to make this new brief movie, known as “The Seeker.” He works loads of magic with the Ten7, even when he can’t fairly make it develop wings.
As a substitute of feeling like a carefree mountain goat, Tarrés driving the Ten7 feels extra like a bull digging on the floor a bit earlier than it fees ahead, leaving a path of mud in its wake. Don’t get me flawed; he’s nonetheless doing loads of issues most individuals can’t do, and making the bike transfer in methods most individuals wouldn’t attempt. This Ténéré 700 is totally put by way of its paces, and no mistake—one has to surprise if Yamaha’s personal in-house testing was this rigorous.
As we’re all little doubt conscious, the driving expertise you construct up over time go along with you to no matter bike you journey. It’d look completely different resulting from numerous circumstances, not the least of which goes from a considerably smaller bike to a bigger one. What’s fascinating is seeing how these expertise translate, and the way once you’re as gifted as Tarrés, you possibly can handle to bend nearly any bike to your will, and appear to be an entire badass whereas doing it.
At one level, after a gas cease, we see a close-up the place he’s transferring a boulder with a flat facet. Is he anxious about going over it? No, he’s making a makeshift ramp to launch himself up over a fence that’s in the best way. Is that an allegory for all times, and utilizing what you discover on the bottom to propel your self over obstacles? Perhaps it’s, and possibly it’s an excellent bike brief, as nicely. Why not each?