In 1979, Cyril Neveu took first place in the inaugural Paris-Dakar Rally on a Yamaha XT and repeated the feat a year later. In 1983, Yamaha introduced the XT 700 Tenere, named after the desert in the south-central area of the Sahara. For 2020, Yamaha is releasing a special edition Tenere 700 Rally Edition with a vintage livery and the same go-anywhere toughness that made the original a legend. A CP2 parallel-twin makes 72 horsepower 50 lb-ft of torque and features an Akrapovič slip-on muffler. A heavy-duty skidplate protects the engine, while a larger radiator keeps everything cool on the trail. The Rally Edition is painted with Yamaha's classic speedblock graphics in yellow and blue with gold spoked wheels and a taller rally-style seat. The bike will make its way to dealers in Europe starting in July.