Handguards are one of the most popular modifications for the Yamaha Tenere 700. The bike comes stock with flimsy plastic "deflectors" that are not real handguards and offer very little protection. Proper protective handguards will protect your hands and the bikes controls from tree branches and other trail hazards, plus they can help prevent damage if you crash or drop your bike. Another side benefit is that they offer a bit of wind protection in cooler weather.
We recently installed a set of Zeta's new Adventure Armor handguards for the Tenere 700 on our Tenere 700 Project Bike, and here are our thoughts...
The Tenere 700's stock handlebars have threaded ends to accommodate the stock hand protectors, so if you want to install proper handguards, you will need them to have threaded inserts to fit the handlebars. Zeta Racing has their solution with the new Adventure Armor Handguard designed specifically for the Tenere 700. These utilize a special U-clamp handlebar mounting kit to attach the handguards to the in-board part of the handlebars, and also threaded inserts to fit into the ends of the stock handlebars.
You can optionally add Zeta's XC or XC PRO plastic protectors, which screw to the front of the handguard (for the Tenere 700, the slightly larger XC PRO protectors seem to be more popular). Integrated LED flashers/turn signals are also available that mount to the XC/XC PRO protectors. Additionally, if you want the LED's to work both as running lights and turn signals, running light adapters can be added.
Installation is very easy since these handguards are designed specifically for this bike and the stock threaded handlebars.
WHERE TO BUY:
• Zeta Adventure Armor Handguards for Tenere 700 at SRmoto
** NOTE: If you have installed aftermarket handlebars with hollow ends on your Tenere 700, you can use Zeta's insert kit for Armor Handguards to mount the Tenere 700 handguards to your hollow end handlebars.