If you love two wheels adventures then you’ll certainly like Yamaha’s XT660R model. This versatile off roader comes with Yamaha’s legendary reliability which is combined with the latest technologies in the business and a strong engine.
Talking about the engine the XT660 is equipped with a modern fuel injected 660cc single cylinder unit that rewards you with a maximum output of 35.0 kW (48PS) @ 6,000 rpm and 60.0 Nm (6.4 kg-m) of torque at 5,250 rpm.
The engine is mounted on a compact steel diamond frame especially developed to offer perfect ergonomics and to maximize the motorcycle’s agility.
You also get a set of capable suspensions especially tuned for off road riding. They consist of long-travel telescopic front forks and a monocross rear suspension.
We also need to send a shout at the rugged 90/90-21 M/C front and 130/80-17 M/C rear tyres that further enhance the motorcycle’s off road capabilities.
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The Yamaha XT660X puts versatility on the first place. It sports a powerful engine, an ergonomic construction and a modern design language, so what more could you want from a street bike?
The motorcycle was especially developed to be a capable city bike. At its core lies the tough DNA of the XT off roaders and due to its unstoppable character is able to tackle anything you’ll throw at it.
The Yamaha XT660X is equipped with a fuel-injected, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that delivers a maximum output of 35.0 kW (48PS) at 6,000 rpm and 60.0 Nm (6.4 kg-m) of torque at 5,250 rpm. The engine’s power is sent to the rear wheel by means of a constant mesh transmission. Talking about wheels, the 2013 Yamaha XT660X rides on 17 inch rims wrapped in 120/70R 17M/C front and 160/60R 17M/C rear tires.
The machine’s speed is kept in check by massive full-floating discs that measure 320 mm at the front and 245 mm out back.
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The dual sport character of the Yamaha XT250 has conquered a lot of fans. To keep its fans loyal, Yamaha came up with a series of small upgrades for the 2013 model year. The biggest change is represented by the new fuel injection system which replaces the earlier model’s 33mm Teikei carburetor. Yamaha claims that thanks to the new fuel injection system the bike offers an improved fuel economy of 76 mpg - a 3 mph improvement when compared to the old 73 mpg rating.
The bike is propelled by a 249cc air-cooled SOHC engine married to a five speed transmission. The engine remained unchanged, but it received a larger gas tank to improve the bike’s range (2.6 gallons versus 2.4 gallons on last year’s model). Another important modification was the replacement of the old CDI (Capacitive Discharge Ignition) ignition system with a new TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition) technology.
The suspensions remained unchanged and the bike continues to sit on a 35mm telescopic fork with 8.9-inches of travel and a swingarm with rebound-adjustable monoshock with 7.1-inches of travel.
As far as breaking power goes, the 2013 Yamaha XT250 is equipped with 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes.
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The Yamaha XT660X has a history very few bikes in its range can boast. Inspired by the legendary XT bikes that ran the Paris-Dakar desert rally, the street version XT660X offers the kind of performance that lets you conquer the urban jungle like no other bike.
The XT660 has been fitted with Supermotard technology, complete with a 660cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine that offers throaty performance. With the performance theme, the new bike benefits from a changed cylinder head. The strengthening measures include a new anodized forged aluminum piston which dropped in a ceramic composite plated cylinder.
Furthermore, the fuel injection system derives its supply from a 15 liter tank while a pair of stainless steel mufflers expels the gases.
More than just being a road warrior, the Yamaha XT660X was built with a new diamond style frame that offers reduced trail. Moreover, a stiffer swingarm helps cope with the side loadings and can be achieved with the fitment of the sticky Pirelli 160/60-17 rear hoop.
All told, the Yamaha XT660X is a true Yamaha street fighter, one that boasts enough power and performance capabilities to make it worth buying.
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Trail-riding and off-road biking doesn’t have to come with a bike that’s exclusively suited for those kind of surfaces. If you’re looking for a bike that can provide everything you need for your off-road travels at a fraction of the cost that some other models would charge, the Yamaha XT250 is a worthy choice.
The minimalist design of the XT250 belies the impressive performance and handling characteristics of the bike considering it comes with an affordable price tag. The bike carries big, fat tires that deliver great traction and rider comfort over a wide range of terrain, making it one of the most all-purpose and user-friendly bikes on the market.
Unless you’re into the really extreme stuff, off-road riding doesn’t require a specialized bike that will cost you the moon-and-a-quarter. Though its not as flashy as some people would prefer, the dual-purpose XT250 is the perfect bike for the every-other-weekend off-road runs.
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When Honda invented the modern Japanese 250 four stroke single dual purpose, the proverbial floodgates opened for every manufacturer to provide their own iteration. One of the best ones to come out of the market is the Yamaha XT250, which really has been the model for one of the best utilitarian motorcycles around. Sure, it’s dated, but it still works so well you won’t even notice!
The 2011 Yamaha XT250 has become the total all-condition transportation solution for bike enthusiasts. There is literally nowhere that any other reasonable motorcycle can go that the XT250 can’t. If you’re looking for one affordable bike that does everything for you without having to worry about running up your credit, then the XT250 is your ride.
The 2011 Yamaha XT250 is one of those motorcycles that most riders disregard as a teenager’s paper route bike. But that’s completely missing out on the onus of the bike: a reasonable, affordable bike that will do 99% of everything you want without having to burn through your funds.
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It’s a little strange, but true. Yamaha has announced the addition of a new color to their XT1200Z Super Tenere: Competition White. It’s not a new cycle by any means, but we guess purists will love the idea. This new snowy motorcycle will go on sale later this spring, but potential buyers can check it and other Yamaha bikes in Yamaha dealership right now. It seems the bike manufacturer has taken customers’ requests to heart and sent out a number of demonstrator XT1200Z Super Ténérés to dealerships for the customers’ review. This will enable riders to experience the versatile and exciting 1200cc parallel twin Adventure motorcycle for themselves.
Using the evocative Yamaha racing livery on the most contemporary motorcycle in the Yamaha stable, this model’s graphic treatment clearly celebrates the company’s 50 years in racing. The company’s adventure heritage was recently underpinned by Helder Rodregez, who secured a very brave 3rd position in the 2011 Dakar rally on his WR450F.
The 2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere comes with traction control, ABS, and a linked braking system. For the 2011 model year, customers will not have to place a reservation on the internet as they have had to do in the past, making the purchase of this bike that much more pleasant.
Italian motorcycle designer Oberdan Bezzi clearly has a soft spot for classic enduro motorcycles and his latest supposition, the Yamaha 660 XT Spirit, is yet another proof from the many. Although Yamaha sells the XT660R adventure bike with success in Europe, Obiboi has created this as a return to the roots of Yamaha’s enduro motorcycles and we’re not far off when saying this could easily compete with models such as the Triumph Scrambler and Moto Morini Scrambler, which occupy a rather subtle but profitable niche on the market today.
In order to be entirely successful, the Japanese bike would have to combine the classic looks with the benefits of a 660cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine that would have to be powerful enough for decent street use, economic and reliable. In what the chassis is concerned, it looks like Bezzi has it all figured out from this rendering right here. A light and narrow frame, decent ground clearance, long-travel suspension and disc brakes should do the job just fine.
Given that Yamaha has recently introduced their all-new XT1200Z Super Ténéré, we can’t see a shiny future for the middleweight concept, but this doesn’t make it a bad one.
Yamaha keeps on writing history with the XT250 as the bike carries on to 2010 with no significant changes. Even tough situated in the dual sport arena, the XT250 stands as many people’s idea of a trail bike and that says much about its off-road capabilities. A headlight and the mirrors make it street legal. Let’s see what more.
The XT250 is new for ’08, but the XT mission remains the same: to get you as far out of town and into nature as you want to go. The newest XT’s bigger engine and extensive upgrades, take the XT to the next level of fun and all-around function.