XT660Z Ténéré 2009 Reviews and Specification




XT660Z Ténéré - Follow your imagination
The Ténéré 660 is a rugged, functional and stylish dual-purpose bike that has the capability to take you on an adventure whenever and wherever the mood takes you. With over 30 years’ experience in the manufacture of single-cylinder 4-stroke adventure bikes, Yamaha knows exactly what it takes to build a machine that can handle everything from Europe’s streets and highways through to the dust and rocks of deepest Africa. At the heart of this tough intercontinental explorer is a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC engine that produces plenty of power across a wide rpm range, allowing the Ténéré to master just about any riding situation. Its 23-litre fuel tank delivers a good range – and the comfortable dual seat and wind-beating rally-raid style nose cowl and high screen take the strain on longer journeys. And with a wide range of accessories available, it’s easy to adapt your Ténéré 660 to suit individual needs.
Despite the relatively heavy weight and tall seat height the Yamaha XT660Z Tenere’s wide bars and good balance gives slow speed confidence. Like most motorcycles with off road abilities the forks dive harshly under braking and the rear squats under acceleration leading the bike wide out of turns. Off road the chassis will cope with all but the severest conditions.
The Yamaha XT660Z Tenere has an impressive blend of on and off road ability with some neat and well thought out design touches which makes it excellent value for money. If you steer clear of Yamaha’s expensive option list and source aftermarket parts it’s possible to have a genuine (if slower) alternative to BMW’s F650/800GS range for £1500 less.

Type Monocylinder four strokes, single oevr head cam, four valves
Liquid cooled
Displacement 660 cm³
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 84.0 mm
Compression Ratio 10 : 1
Max Power NC
Max Torque NC
Lubrication Wet Sump
Fuel system Electronic Injection
Clutch Multiplate in oil bath
Ignition TCI
Starting Electric Starting
Gear Box Five speed
Final Drive Chain
Fuel Tank 22 liters
Oil Tank 2,9 Liters

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