Yamaha Tenere 700 rises from the ashes
Yamaha Tenere 700 rises from the ashes
11 Jul Custom
Sponsored by Moto Animals

Gas & Oil, a custom house in Prague, Czech Republic, has brought a totaled Yamaha Tenere 700 back to life with a retro-inspired makeover. The bike draws its design cues from the Yamaha XT500, which Frenchman Cyril Neveu rode to victory in the first Paris-Dakar rally in 1979. Gas & Oil's founder, Matej Sysel, wanted to create a classic-looking custom bike with modern components and functionality. Rather than using classic parts, the team adapted modern components to achieve the desired vintage aesthetic.


The journey of this bike began when the original owner, who was traveling from the Czech Republic to New Zealand, had an accident with a car in Iran, causing significant damage to the Tenere. The rider continued his journey with a new T7, while the damaged bike was transported back to Prague and eventually ended up at Gas & Oil.


Gas & Oil had to address the damage to the front end of the Yamaha, including the stock wheel, fork, cooling system, electrical system, and gear shift. The frame, engine, and drivetrain were unaffected and in good condition. The custom fabrication department at Gas & Oil started by adapting a WP fork from a KTM and triple clamps from a 690 Duke, which increased suspension travel by 20mm. They also installed a custom hub, a 21-inch D.I.D laced rim, an 18-inch Excel rim, a TFX rear shock, and modified the front brake caliper.


One of the standout features of the rebuilt bike is the hand-built aluminum tank cover, reminiscent of the long-range tank used on Cyril Neveu's Dakar-winning bike. The bike also features custom-molded aluminum side panels, white fenders from Acerbis, and UFO fork guards. The molded plastic headlamp nacelle adds a distinct 70s-style design, and a custom structure holds the nacelle, LSK lights, and electronics, including switches and USB sockets. The bike is equipped with a bench saddle made of waterproof synthetic leather and a vintage tail rack. Custom parts, such as the laser-cut radiator cover, sump guard, and various performance enhancements, including a hydraulic clutch, air box, lithium-ion battery, chain guard, and heavy-duty foot pegs, complete the package.


The finished bike combines retro aesthetics with modern-day performance. Czech motocross star Ervín Krajčovič took the Gas & Oil creation for an off-road ride in a video that showcased the bike's capabilities. The transformation from a wreck to a retro beauty is truly impressive, with Gas & Oil successfully capturing the essence of the past while incorporating modern features.

Photos by Jakub Frey showcase the stunning result of Gas & Oil's resurrection of the Yamaha Tenere 700.

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