Unlike the Husqvarna Norden 901 or KTM 890 Adventure, Yamaha Tenere 700 doesn't have threaded inserts on the tail, designed to carry a top luggage rack. So we had to design brackets that will carry a top rack plate.
We opted for 4 mm stainless steel, because of the material properties that allow these rails to withstand constant use and abuse. For additional strength, we bend them, using the special tooling and precisely calculated bend radii.
To fully use the rails, we incorporated two slots at each rail. And to make this slots really useful on longer trips, we mill this stainless steel brackets, so we were able to chamfer all edges.
One of the main goals was to achieve low profile of the top luggage plate.
The look was one of the reasons, but more important reason was that low profile makes the top luggage rack plate flush with the stock seat ("standard" and Rally version). This is very beneficial for rack-less luggage systems.
Top plate is milled out of 6 mm aluminum alloy. This makes it strong and light.
All edges are chamfered and smooth, easy on the straps even on very long trips.
5. Top case ready
Rack is designed to accept Givi/Kappa Monokey and SW-Motech top cases, with appropriate hardware. More details in the Instructions.
Due to the fact that rack is primarily designed for soft luggage and rack-less systems, top cases are carried more towards the rider than usual. This is good for mass centralization, but doesn't leave much room for a pillion. Also, top cases can be used only with stock seats ("standard" and Rally version).
Mind that top cases are to be used on roads only (no off-road).