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2014 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

2014 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré Exterior
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  • Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Transmission:
    6 speed
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    112 @ 7250
  • Torque @ RPM:
    86 @ 6000
  • Displacement:
    1199 cc

At this year’s EICMA motorcycle show, Yamaha revealed the 2014 XT1200ZE - a new endure tourer aimed at the modern riders.

The 2014 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré comes with standard electronically-adjustable suspensions, sport and town mappings, cruise control and a 3-stage traction control system.

The motorcycle weighs 265 kg (wet) and is propelled by an 1199cc, forward-inclined parallel 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 valves engine. The unit puts out a maximum power of 82.4 kW (112PS) at 7,250 rpm and 117.0 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission with wet multidisc clutch.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include a 4-position windscreen, 1 23 litres fuel tank, a height-adjustable seat, new body, heated grips, a top case, center stand and hand protectors.

For the moment Yamaha didn’t released any prices for the new XT1200ZE Super Ténéré.

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2015 - 2018 Yamaha XT250

2015 - 2018 Yamaha XT250

A Scrappy Dual Sport With Double-Dose of Fun

It seems like when God said “Let there be light,” Yamaha was already making the XT250. Okay, maybe not that long ago, but it has been since 1980 and I’ll bet a lot of folks reading this weren’t born yet. In 1982, Rambo rode one inFirst Blood. If it was mean enough to carry Sylvester Stallone, you know it was pretty awesome. With a wide-ratio five-speed and an air-cooled 250 cc engine, the XT250 is a proper little dual-sport machine and with a little more attention to two-up riding than you might expect in an off-road-capable bike.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha XT250.

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Yamaha Issues Recall of XT250 Over Multitude of Problems

Yamaha Issues Recall of XT250 Over Multitude of Problems

Days after Harley-Davidson issued a recall for a handful of its bikes, Japanese motorcycle company Yamaha is following suit with its own recall involving the XT250, the brand’s resident air-cooled single-cylinder bike.

According to Yamaha, the problems with the XT250 were discovered when some bikes experienced a rash of problems when they run in the top revs for prolonged periods of time. Among the most important issues include unforeseen heat that could melt the bike’s air induction hose. In the event this happens, the bike’s fuel injection sub-wiring harness could become exposed to exhaust gases and the harness wires’ plastic insulation could melt after that. Once melted, there’s an increased possibility of a short circuit, which could then stall the engine and cause a crash.

Obviously, that’s a big issue, which is why XT250 models from 2013 to 2015 have already been recalled in Canada with a recall in the US and other markets likely happening any time soon. Yamaha has determined that 732 units of the bike are affected in Canada, but the total in other markets could be a lot bigger

The problem is less of an issue when the bike isn’t riding in the top revs, but in the interest of safety, it might be a good idea for owners of the Yamaha XT250 to have their backs checked regardless. So in the event that you own any of the following models - a 2013 Yamaha XT250D, a 2014 XT250EL, or a 2015 XT250FL, exercise a little caution and have your bikes sent to Yamaha where engineers are waiting to repair the defective models.

The company has already indicated that it already has the tools and the people to fix the problem at no cost to the rider.

Click past the jump to read more about the Yamaha XT250 recall.

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2014 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

2014 Yamaha XT1200ZE Super Ténéré

At this year’s EICMA motorcycle show, Yamaha revealed the 2014 XT1200ZE - a new endure tourer aimed at the modern riders.

The 2014 XT1200ZE Super Ténéré comes with standard electronically-adjustable suspensions, sport and town mappings, cruise control and a 3-stage traction control system.

The motorcycle weighs 265 kg (wet) and is propelled by an 1199cc, forward-inclined parallel 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, 4 stroke, DOHC, 4 valves engine. The unit puts out a maximum power of 82.4 kW (112PS) at 7,250 rpm and 117.0 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. All this power is kept in leash by a six speed transmission with wet multidisc clutch.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include a 4-position windscreen, 1 23 litres fuel tank, a height-adjustable seat, new body, heated grips, a top case, center stand and hand protectors.

For the moment Yamaha didn’t released any prices for the new XT1200ZE Super Ténéré.

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2014 Yamaha XT250

2014 Yamaha XT250

The 2014 Yamaha XT250 has a lot to love. It is versatile and comfortable and at the same time tough and agile.

At its heart sits a 249cc, air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, engine which is mated to a 5-speed; multiple-disc transmission with wet clutch. The engine cranks out more than enough power to help you deal great with dirty tracks and feels pretty comfortable on the city streets too.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in leach by a set of 245mm front and 203mm rear disc brakes which deliver a strong stopping power regardless of what type of road lies under your wheels.

You also get a semi-double-cradle steel frame, electric start, a multifunction digital LCD instrument panel and retractable brake and shift pedals.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the 2014 Yamaha XT 250 is equipped with a front fork that offers 8.9 inches of travel and a rear shock that provides 7.1 inches of wheel travel.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha XT 250.

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2014 Yamaha XT250

2014 Yamaha XT250

The 2014 Yamaha XT250 is a light, fast and compact off road bike that can deal with any type of terrain with poise.

The motorcycle was designed with agility in mind, therefore it features a low seat height, long travel suspensions and a set of grippy 2.75-21 front and 120/80-18 rear tyres.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single cylinder engine with a displacement of 249cc. The unit is kept in leash by a five speed transmission and is fed by a 2.6 gallons fuel tank. It delivers a fuel economy of 76 mpg which is pretty impressive.

The motorcycle’s speed is kept in check by a 245mm front disc paired with a 203mm rear disc brake and the ride quality is assured by a 35mm telescopic fork (8.9-in travel) and a rebound-adjustable single shock (7.1-in travel).

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Yamaha XT250.

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2013 Yamaha XT660R

2013 Yamaha XT660R

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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Yamaha XT660R.

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2013 Yamaha XT660X

2013 Yamaha XT660X

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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha XT660X.

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2013 Yamaha XT250

2013 Yamaha XT250

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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Yamaha XT250

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2012 Yamaha XT660X

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.

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2012 Yamaha XT250

2012 Yamaha XT250

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.

Find out more about the Yamaha XT250 after the jump.

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2011 Yamaha XT250

2011 Yamaha XT250

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.

Find out more about the Yamaha XT250 after the jump.

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2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere

2011 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere

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.

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Yamaha 660 XT Spirit by Oberdan Bezzi

Yamaha 660 XT Spirit by Oberdan Bezzi

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.

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2010 Yamaha XT250

2010 Yamaha XT250

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.

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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.

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A great, single cylinder trail bike created in the 80’s but which still goes strong today. The bike has all the characteristics it needs and a few more.

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This is Yamaha’s first 4-stroke enduro, the bike that started the heritage for the next generations of enduros. A nice, solid bike, with a good power to weight ratio.

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