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Yamaha XT660Z Tenere

The Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré is a dual-sport motorcycle manufactured since 2008 by Yamaha. It features a 660 cc (40 cu in) single-cylinder engine, which is also used in the XT660R, XT660X, MT-03 and Aprilia Pegaso 650 post 2007 models. Though not sold in North America and some 40 kilos heavier than the original air-cooled Ténéré from the early 80s, many fans saw the 660Z as a return to form for Yamaha, following the demise of the air-cooled Teneres and the less popular 5-valve iteration which replaced them. The low-rpm efi glitches present in previously listed machines using the same, 660 engine were ironed out and the 660Z could reliably average 25kpl (72mpg Imperial, 60mpg US) which equated to 600 km or nearly 400 miles on a single tank. Particularly with its strong subframe, large tank and effective fairing, out of the crate the XT660Z is considered one of the best overland-ready motorcycles currently available.

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Top speed 120 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 46 bhp
Max torque 43 ft-lb
Weight 183 kg
Seat height 895 mm
Fuel capacity 22 litres
Average fuel consumption 44 mpg
Tank range 200 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 10 of 17
Engine size 660 cc
Engine specification Liquid cooled 4V single cylinder, SOHC, five gears
Frame Tubular steel, semi-double cradle frame
Front suspension adjustment None
Rear suspension adjustment Preload only
Front brakes 298mm double disc twin piston calipers
Rear brake 245mm disc, single piston calipers
Front tyre size 90/90-21
Rear tyre size 130/80-17

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