With an unrivalled reputation for durability, strong on and off road performance, high levels of long-distance comfort, and the ability to handle hostile off road terrain, the machine was one of Yamaha’s best-selling models and a favourite for tackling harsh conditions.
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Such was its ‘go-anywhere, do-anything’ reputation, that it became the machine of choice for numerous round-the-world travellers, and to this day the original Ténéré and its successors have probably clocked up more orbits of the earth than any other single-cylinder motorcycle. And at the same time as being the number one choice with adventure-seekers, the original Ténéré also became a favourite with riders looking for a tough, reliable and stylish all-rounder that could perform well in almost any environment.
The XTZ660 Tenere is designed to offer a new generation of adventure-seeking riders the opportunity to explore a new world of possibilities. True to the original ‘go-anywhere’ design philosophy.
High-torque 660cc liquid-cooled engine
Yamaha has more experience in the design of rugged and reliable large-capacity 4-stroke single-cylinder engines than any other leading manufacturer. The famous Dakar Rally was inspired by the original XT500 model way back in the 1970s, and since then Yamaha has been at the forefront of big-single design. Powering the new XTZ660 Ténéré is a 660cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke single cylinder SOHC engine tuned to deliver strong low to midrange power. This gutsy powerplant makes the Ténéré 660 a strong performer in a wide range of riding situations, from urban commuting through to highway touring and off road exploring. Equipped with a highly efficient 4-valve cylinder head with a 10:1 compression ratio, and featuring bore x stroke dimensions of 100mm x 84mm, the new fuel-injected Ténéré engine delivers excellent throttle response for lively off-the-line and roll-on acceleration. The smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission is equipped with carefully chosen gear ratios that are designed to optimise the bike’s strong low to mid-range torque output, and the 2.9 litre transmission oil capacity ensures efficient engine operation even under severe conditions.
Long-range fuel tank
Underlining the machine’s serious long-distance potential is a largecapacity 23-litre fuel tank which blends seamlessly with the beautifully sculpted front cowl. Despite its generous capacity, the width and height of the fuel tank is kept to a minimum by extending the fuel tank beneath the rider’s seat, which has the added advantage of helping to centralise mass for neutral handling characteristics.
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC|
|Bore x Stroke||100.0 x 84.0 mm|
|Compression Ratio||10.0 : 1|
|Lubrication System||Dry sump|
|Fuel Management||Fuel injection|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||23.0 L|
|Oil Capacity||2.90 L|
|Final Transmission||Chain drive|
|Transmission||Constant mesh, 5-speed|
|Seat Height||896 mm|
|Ground Clearance||260 mm|
|Dry Weight||190 kg|
|Wet Weight||209 kg with 23.0 litres of fuel|
|Frame Type||Steel tube diamond shaped|
|Suspension Front||Telescopic forks|
|Suspension Rear||Swingarm (monocross)|
|Brakes Front||Dual discs, 298|
|Brakes Rear||Single disc, 245|
|Tyres Front||90/90-21 M/C|
|Tyres Rear||130/80-17 M/C|