2012 XT660Z Tenere ADV BIKE–MINI Super!

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2012 XT660Z Tenere adventure bike

2012 XT660Z Tenere adventure bike


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2012 Yamaha XT660Z Ténéré

Follow your imagination

Prepare for adventure with the XT660Z Ténéré – a rugged, functional and stylish dual-purpose bike. It will take you anywhere you desire – from Europe’s streets and highways through to the dust and rocks of deepest Africa.

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 across a wide rpm range, allowing you to master just about any riding situation.

While its 23-litre fuel tank delivers a good range, new graphics for 2011 turn heads. The comfortable dual seat, wind-beating rally-raid style nose cowl and high screen take the strain on longer journeys.

Rugged adventure enduro bike
Fuel-injected 660cc 4-stroke single
Rally Raid bodywork
Long-range 23 litre fuel tank
Bash protectors
Tough steel chassis
ABS version available


Engine type     Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valve
Displacement     660cc
Bore x stroke     100.0 mm x 84.0 mm
Compression ratio     10.0 : 1
Maximum Power     35.0 kW (48.0PS) @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque     58.0 Nm (5.92 kg-m) @ 5,500 rpm
Lubrication system     Dry sump
Carburettor     Electronic Fuel Injection
Clutch Type     Wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition system     TCI
Starter system     Electric
Transmission system     Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Final transmission     Chain

Frame     Steel tube diamond shape
Front suspension system     Telescopic forks
Front travel     210 mm
Caster Angle     28º
Trail     113 mm
Rear suspension system     Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Rear Travel     200 mm
Front brake     Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brake     Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre     90/90-21 M/C
Rear tyre     130/80-17 M/C

Overall length     2,246 mm
Overall width     865 mm
Overall height     1,477 mm
Seat height     895 mm
Wheel base     1,500 mm
Minimum ground clearance     260 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)     206 kg
Fuel tank capacity     23 litres
Oil tank capacity     2.9 litres

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

10 thoughts on “2012 XT660Z Tenere ADV BIKE–MINI Super!”

      1. yep…which goes back to the question…Are we all fooled into thinking we need ALL this versus the simplicity of the KLR? Personally, I like the new bikes and what they have to offer…not so much the pricing but convenience and comfort of the newer DS ADV bikes. But then again I am a consumer…which probably = wasting our money! 😉

  1. OUCH! Near 14k? I am really looking at a new KLR once I pay off my current bike for more of a commuter back roads fun bike. I’m just trying to figure out what this bike provides that a KLR doesn’t…

  2. Garth above quoted $13.999. This site: http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/uk/products/motorcycles/adventure/xt660z.aspx says 7,000 Sterling Pounds (roughly $11,000). US Yamaha does not have the 660 listed. On this other site: http://www.kawasaki.co.uk/motorcycles searched to compare the pricing on the same Country, you will not find the KLR. The closest one is the Versys 650, listed at 6,900 Sterling Pounds. So, if the information on UK Kawasaki site is accurate, the simpler and cheaper KLR is no longer available. Would be interesting to confirm if perhaps due to emissions laws or some other nonsense the carbureted KLR will no longer be available to the British market, because that may mean the same fate in a not too distant future for the US. Let us hope not.

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