Thursday, September 18, 2014

Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré

If Yamaha updates and brings to the US the little brother to the Super Ténéré I will be first in line again with a deposit check like I did with my current Super Ténéré. I will order one no questions asked.

Are you listening Yamaha?



The XT660Z Ténéré has everything, it is simple, unbreakable, practical, light and has a reliable, strong single cylinder engine. At the heart of this tough cross-country explorer is a liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke SOHC single-cylinder engine that produces plenty of power.


The 450 pound 660cc motorcycle would be perfect for travelling from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. The 6 gallon tank gives the Ténéré an impressive reach of over 400 miles. The Ténéré was born to conquer continents.





I will take mine is "Desert" color.   I'm waiting Yamaha, the check has been written.



10 comments:

  1. While I haven't ridden the big brother (yet), I have ridden the 660 and it is pretty sweet for a single. Also, made tough and proven on plenty of RTW trips. Very tall (the one I rode was lowered but was still fairly high) and quite heavy but they get along just fine.

    Still on my list of possibles for replacing my Vee but I would prefer a bigger, more powerful donk for the sealed roads you need to ride before hitting the gravel. I do like the 23L tank - you can never have too much fuel...

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    1. For the roads you have you probable could do with the Super Tenere. What is the price difference between the two?

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  2. I think Yamaha would be stupid not to bring this to the USA. There aren't many adventure bikes in that cc range, just the BMW and V-Strom if memory serves me right.

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    1. There's also the Kawasaki KLR (650) which is what a lot of world travelers use. The problem is this bike compared to the KLR is way more expensive. If Yamaha could make this bike a little cheaper to compete with the KLR I think they would sell lots in the USA.

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  3. The us market as been ready for these bikes and while you at it bring the Africa twin also

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    1. Wouldn't that be nice? The Africa Twin is a great bike. These lighter adventure bikes are perfect for long distance solo rides

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  4. Yamaha....??...Hellooooo?!.....I also would buy if available in USA. Impatiently waiting.....Getting more mad every year.

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  5. Yamaha....??...Hellooooo?!.....I also would buy if available in USA. Impatiently waiting.....Getting more mad every year.

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  6. I so badly wish this bike existed here in the USA. I've heard rumors of a new replacement using the FZ-07/MT-07 twin cylinder which would be phenomenal! But who knows if that one would actually make it to the USA as well. Oh to dream we were as spoiled as Europe!

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    1. Mitchel, I have also heard of Yamaha coming out with a small Tenere with the 700cc twin from the FZ-07. I really hope so, I would be in line to buy one

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