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Bike of the Day: Yamaha xt660z Tenere
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Bike of the Day: Yamaha xt660z Tenere

When your ethos is near to the ground, when your days appears dark, when your work becomes droning: just shirk all those, mount an off-riding motorcycle, and take-off without a thought to regain your spirit! While hearing this, the one that hurriedly comes to our mind is the Yamaha Tenere XT660Z, which was released halfway back in 2008.

Well, today’s article is all about the splendidly capable escapade, a motorcycle with fantastic on and off-road capability. This super-fast ride is totally a dual-sport motorcycle. Puzzled? Yes, it’s got the real Go-anywhere, do-anything reputation! Hence, no wonder for the Tenere, still being the most favorite choice for those, who are looking for a strong, enduring and stylish all-rounder that could perform well in almost any terrain.

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere - Engine & Specs

The heart of the XTZ660 is fuelled by a liquid-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke SOHC single-cylinder engine, which has been tuned to draw adequate power in all riding situations, ranging from urban through the highway touring to off-road exploring.

In order to deliver high levels of riding, and to handle a variety of off-road terrain, the motorcycle is equipped with long-travel forks, which gives 210mm of the front wheel and 200mm of rear wheel movements, designed specifically to soak up the bumps.

Most Highlighted Specs:

1) Dimensions-2246x896x1477mm

2) Seat height- 896mm

3) Weight- 208.5kg (including oil and fuel tank)

4) Fuel tank capacity- 23 liters

5) Caster Angle- 28 degree

6) Wheelbase- 1500mm

7) Starter system- Electric

8) Color options- Race Blu, Matt Grey

Ride Quality

Ride reports of the Yamaha Tenere induce a glee to just take for a ride. But when we took off on the motorcycle, we found that the machine is a lot more capable of than what everyone has said so far. We can easily climb on it with the help of the foot peg, as a stirrup. Moreover, the panels are lit digitally, so you can even spot it from the corner of your eye. The motorcycle’s information display, clearly shows the fuel level, oil, temperature and the trip meter.

Furthermore, the handlebars are wide apart, we can easily push it against the handlebar, to the direction you want to go. While riding, it is very convenient to throw it around the corners, without even touching the brakes, giving out a lot of surprises.

Suspensions deals by Teknik Motorsport

The Yamaha Tenere suspension upgrades have been running hot recently, and so as in the light of this Teknik Motorsport. Here, the Tenere suspension parts are bought in massive numbers and given out with great deals and packages. Let’s see their exclusive packages, offered to wheel your bike for your ride to be at ease.

1) New Fork Springs, V4s Valves in Forks, Damper Rod Modifications, Revalved Stock Rear Shock, New Shock Spring- For suspension, the price tag holds of $850, while for Ride In & Ride Out it’s $950.

2) New Fork Springs, V4s Valves in Forks, Damper Rod Mods, Ohlins S46PR1C1 Shock (YA817) - For suspension, the price tag holds of $1895, while for Ride In & Ride Out it’s $1995.

With this package, they had offered some upgrade kit, including Forks, shock and some options like frame stresses, Cush Drive Hub problems, Rims, Air Filter, Radiator Hose Issues Accessories and Tyre Selection. 

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