Yamaha XT660

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Yamaha XT660
Also called XT660 Ténéré, XT 660 Ténéré, XT660X Supermotard, XT 660 X Supermotard, XT660R Supermotard, XT 660 R Supermotard, XT 660R, XT 660X, XT660Z Tenere ABS, XT660Z Tenere, XT660Z, XT660R, XT 660 X, XT 660 R, XT 660, XT660X
Production 1994 - 2018
Class Enduro
Predecessor Yamaha XT600
single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 100.0mm x 84.0mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Horsepower 46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 6000RPM
Torque 42.78 ft/lbs (58.0 Nm) @ 5920RPM
Ignition tci
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, multiple-disc coil spring
Suspension Front: telescopic forks
Rear: linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment
Brakes Front: double disc. hydraulic
Rear: single disc. hydraulic
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Wheelbase 59.06 inches (1500 mm)
Length 88.43 inches (2246 mm)
Width 35.28 inches (896 mm)
Height 58.15 inches (1477 mm)
Seat Height 35.28 inches (896 mm)
Weight 363.76 pounds (165.0 Kg) (dry), 208.5 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.77 Gallon (2.90 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-145[1]
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 6.08 Gallon (23.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha XT 660 is a series of dual purpose on/off road motorcycles released by Yamaha as a replacement for the old XT 600, a motorcycle very popular with the off-road and traveling crowd. Max torque was 42.78 ft/lbs (58.0 Nm) @ 5920 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 46.0 HP (34.3 KW) @ 6000 RPM.

It's an evolution of the original XT series ('X' stands for 4-stroke, 'T' for monocylindric), a line of motorcycles inspired on those used on the Paris-Dakar rally, and designed to withstand extreme conditions of terrain while retaining features specific to urban use.

It has a 660cc water cooled engine with 35 kilowatt, disk brakes on both wheels, electronic fuel injection and catalysators.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 100.0mm bore x 84.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 660.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multiple-disc coil spring.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. hydraulic in the front and a single disc. hydraulic in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a linked monoshock with spring preload adjustment. The XT660Z was fitted with a 6.08 Gallon (23.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 363.76 pounds (165.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.06 inches (1500 mm) long.

2004 Yamaha XT 660 R[edit | edit source]

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My XT 660 R is a mixture of mainly new and a bit of old. The number 660 sounds familiar to some then its because in the 90` Yamaha has build a Super XT just for European market, with five valve, water-cooled engine. Both the Yamaha XT 660 R and Yamaha XT 660 X share a neat digital dash, smart plastics and the same monkey metal, easy-bend bars Yamaha fits to all its off-road bikes.

2005 Yamaha XT 660 X[edit | edit source]

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The Yamaha XT 660 X handles just fine on its gorgeous Excel rims, right up to about 145 Km (90 mph) when the bars start to weave. The Yamaha XT 660 X is less impressive, the brakes are especially woeful and probably some of the least convincing fitted to a road motorcycle.

2006 Yamaha XT 660 X[edit | edit source]

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But first, the rush-hour ride home. Use the XT’s punchy four-stroke motor and motocross-style handlebars to cut through the city traffic like it’s barely there. Then load up and chase some new horizons.

2013 Yamaha XT660X[edit | edit source]

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In case Yamaha would ever crown a king of the urban jungle, then the XT660X would be the noble bike to receive the honor. Engineered to provide a crisp response to both throttle movement and steering, the 2012 Yamaha XT660X is the ultimate machine to go anywhere. Derived from the acclaimed older XT bikes, this one takes performance to the street level, in a revised, modern attire, with design cues screaming supermotard aggression and uncompromised road stance.

The razor-sharp handling works great with the nimble liquid-cooled thumper engine, while the powerful brakes are a nice complement for the lightweight approach to two-wheeled fun. Stick some dual-sport tires on the 2012 Yamaha XT660X and you can also hit the trail and have some serious off-road fun.

2013 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere ABS[edit | edit source]

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For the riders who value the increased road safety ABS systems add to their bikes, Yamaha has prepared a special version of the acclaimed Tenere: the 2012 XT660Z Tenere ABS, a machine which retains the full rideability and off-road capabilities of the base model, but which brings anti-lock brakes to the two-wheeled game.

The sat of the 2012 XT660Z Tenere ABS is also a bit lower, making the bike even more easy to handle at low speed and minimizing the effort when a helping foot on the ground is needed to surmount obstacles.

2013 Yamaha XT660R[edit | edit source]

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Built for the riders in search of a more enduro-capable machine, the 2012 Yamaha XT660R is bringing a more nimble, tougher character to the off-road game. Still an exceptional all-rounder which can be ridden to work daily, this middleweight machine is great for the urban traffic with its slender build and exceptional maneuverability, while offering a rewarding experience on the forest trails or pathways out in the wild.

A true dual-sport machine, the 2012 Yamaha XT660R can expand functionality with countless accessories which endow it with extended capabilities to provide real solution for both short or longer trips, and even cross-continent adventures.

2013 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere[edit | edit source]

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The middleweight Tenere is an iconic bike which has already covered millions of miles of the world's toughest roads and trails during it's lengthy history. The 2013 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere carries on the acclaimed heritage and takes things to the next level, now benefiting from the latest technology tricks available up Yamaha's sleeve.

A rigged cross-country exploration machine, the 2013 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere comes with a revised design and rally-raid bodywork, all ready to accommodate touring optional accessories and your luggage. With a generous fuel tank delivering an impressive range, this bike is equally suitable for daily commuting thanks to its slender profile and exceptional maneuverability.

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See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.