2012 Yamaha XT660X
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.
Find out more about the Yamaha XT660X after the jump.
2012 Yamaha XT660X
Transmission:Constant Mesh, 5-speed
Horsepower @ RPM:26 @ 6000
Torque @ RPM:60 @ 5250
Energy:Electronic Fuel Injection
Top Speed:105 mph
Whatever your adventure, you can trust the XT660R. This tough all-rounder lets you embark on adventures from the concrete jungle through to dirt roads and forest tracks. And its new graphics ensure you’ll always be turning heads too.
Tall, light and slim, with a fuel-injected 660cc single-cylinder engine, the XT660R is built to explore the roughest terrain and to survive whatever the world throws at it. It’s a highly evolved member of the legendary XT family, which thrives on long or short journeys - from once-in-a-lifetime adventures to the everyday commute.
So whether your riding life is all about living in the city or crossing continents, the XT660R is up to the job.
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The XT660R is built to impress - with the ability to dominate the roughest terrain on the weekends, while offering great weekday performance for the commuter. A true all-rounder, it takes the best from both dirt and road bikes.
Smooth, strong engine
The fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 660cc single-cylinder engine is light, compact and full of easy-riding torque. The engine provides an instant surge of smooth and strong power - perfect for dirt roads, forest tracks and the concrete jungle.
Built for toughness
Featuring a steel tube, diamond-shaped frame, this off road version of Yamaha’s XT660R is built for toughness. Complete with long-travel telescopic front forks, monocross rear suspension and knobbly tyres, this all-rounder lets you pit yourself against the most inhospitable terrain.
The diamond frame, sturdy 43 mm forks and large 21-inch front wheel combine to provide confidence-inspiring handling both on paved surfaces and off-road. Stop with ease wherever you are with 298 mm front and 245 mm rear brakes.
Style and strength
This is a practical motorcycle, which allows you to tackle the harshest terrain or the longest adventures in comfort, thanks to a back-friendly riding position. But with its rugged motocross styling and high-level, upswept exhaust mufflers, it’s got the potential to turn a few heads on the street too.
Tough yet refined
It may be built to perform in the dirt, but a host of refinements add to the pleasure of owning this machine. Incorporated are electric starting, an immobiliser, and trick LCD instrumentation to keep you in the know.
|Engine type||Single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves|
|Bore x stroke||100.0 mm x 84.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.0 : 1|
|Maximum Power||35.3 kW (48PS) @ 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||60.0 Nm (6.4 kg-m) @ 5,250 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Dry sump|
|Carburettor||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Clutch Type||Wet, multiple-disc coil spring|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 5-speed|
|Frame||Steel tube diamond shape|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||225 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment|
|Rear Travel||200 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic single 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||2,240 mm|
|Overall width||845 mm|
|Overall height||1,230 mm|
|Seat height||865 mm|
|Wheel base||1,505 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||210 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||181 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||15 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||2.9 litres|
Visordown ---- "While stressing the Yamaha XT660X is no competition machine, the men at Yamaha are also at pains to portray it as an urban weapon of the highest order"
Motorcyclenews ---- "The new XT660 comes in two guises – the Yamaha XT660X (supermoto-style with 17-inch rims) and the Yamaha XT660R (taller, with an off-road friendly 21-inch front hoop)"