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Blending Heritage with Modern Adventure

Vagabund Moto’s been at it again, and this time they’ve taken a crack at the Yamaha Tenere 700, turning it into something fresh and unique. Teaming up with Yamaha Austria, they’ve thrown a nod to the Tenere’s 40th birthday by mixing a bit of old-school cool with the bike’s adventure-ready spirit.

Vagabund Moto Yamaha Tenere 700 in all its day-glo glory.

The whole vibe of the bike is a sweet throwback, thanks to a paint job that tips its hat to the Tenere’s rich history, all while sporting a custom disc brake protector that’s not just for looks—it’s crafted from some seriously tough polyamide-12 plastic.

Vagabund’s all about the details and making sure everything’s not just for show. Check out the practical upgrades they’ve tossed in:

  • A neat little custom rear carrier that fits right in with an adapted SW-Motech side carrier.
  • A Carhartt WIP backpack that’s not just any bag; this one comes with its own aluminum plate and easy-to-clip-on kit.
  • A cleverly adapted Peli Case that’s got its own spot for the license plate, complete with turn signals and a light to keep things legit.
  • And to keep the ride smooth, they added Zieger crash bars and a skid plate, all custom-fitted.

But the tweaks don’t stop there. They gave the fairing parts a new look with some paint and foiling, slickly integrated the front turn signals into the crash bars, and played around with the exhaust and bracket to dial in the attitude.

One of the coolest bits? The rear end got a full 3D scan to make room for a new tail light setup, complete with acrylic glass bits. And to sit pretty, there’s a custom Vagabund rally seat decked out in Alcantara.

This latest project from Vagabund Moto isn’t just a tribute to the Tenere’s storied past; it’s a fresh take on what a modern adventure bike can be, all wrapped up in a package that’s just plain fun.

Vagabund Moto Yamaha Tenere 700

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Photography: Stefan Leitner

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.