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Old 03-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #391
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:23 PM   #392
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Sorry, but the XT660Z was made just for looks. It's a thumper and just 6kg lighter than a V-Strom 650
"Made just for looks" might be a little harsh, but Süsser Tod is right. The problem with Yamaha bringing the Tenere to the US is that it would compete against the KLR650. It will be even heavier, it will not be substantially more powerful, but it will be far more expensive. So will US buyers spend an extra $2-3000 for a better looking KLR? History says no. Yamaha has done their homework.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:25 PM   #393
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number 662 here! bring it now dang-it i want to buy a mid sized dualsport, this thing would be great.
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #394
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This past Sunday, I asked a Yammie rep at their Bike Week show when they were bringing in the T660.. All he said is 'I hope so; I'll be the first in line to get one!'. Never did really answer the question though..
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:19 PM   #395
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This past Sunday, I asked a Yammie rep at their Bike Week show when they were bringing in the T660.. All he said is 'I hope so; I'll be the first in line to get one!'. Never did really answer the question though..
I got the same answer too. I am here in the frozen northeast!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:56 PM   #396
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Even though they are 30 yrs old if Yamaha started up production again they would sell
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:59 AM   #397
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They probably would. Can't be any less modern then a Honda XR650L.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #398
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They probably would. Can't be any less modern then a Honda XR650L.
They actually are... Heck, the XR650L has better suspension than the 2013 XT660Z.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:44 AM   #399
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Hey, y'all!

Once again I'll say: you got to ride one, before you can judge one! I've done more then 90.000km's on my '08 Tenere, without any major problems. I ride the bike as much as I can(mostly short roadtrips and longer travels, no commuting), I prefer twisty backroads and mountainroads, but highway ridin' is also very doable(stretches around 800km's a day, no sweat!). It's a smooth ride(for a thumper!), hardly any vibes, weight is no issue(as long as you don't do any hardcore offroad, offroad can be done with the right tyres and attitude&skills!), power is sufficient, good fuel economy(very good EFI), low maintenance costs(I do around 20.000km's with a set of tyres and chain&sprockets), lotsa choice in aftermarket stuff, reliable and most important...fun to ride! This all as long you keep in mind it's designed as a allround allroad travel bike and not as an offroad bike! Imho it can do everything I want a bike to do and then some, I don't need a big hightech bike with electronic gadgets, which also costs big bucks: I'm totally happy with my little Tenere!!
Hope y'all get the chance to ride one or at least get the oppurtunity to choose by YamahaUSA......
Greetz, Hans.

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #400
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They actually are... Heck, the XR650L has better suspension than the 2013 XT660Z.
Hey Tod.

I like the looks of the XT660R, but the Z not so much. I'd love to see another middleweight dual sport in the US.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #401
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That´s my ´08 Tenere:

Greetings from Leopoldsburg, Belgium! Home of the Belgian Armoured Forces(I don't live there, but frequently ride in that region, it's just a few km's across the Dutch border).
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:43 PM   #402
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I've taken my ball and going home -I think we know Yamaha isn't intrested in brining the little Ten over state side any time soon - so I . . . . . . . .

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:50 PM   #403
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I've taken my ball and going home -I think we know Yamaha isn't intrested in brining the little Ten over state side any time soon - so I . . . . . . . .

Good choice!!!

I have a TE630.........and LOVE IT!!!!


As for Yamaha, looks like if we get anything new in this line it wont be until about 2015ith from what I heard.....
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:10 AM   #404
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I wandered through the Yamaha display area at C.O.T.A. during the Moto GP and bent the ear of a couple of reps. I said , Here you have this great big bike the Super Ten and a great little bike in the WR 250 , now how about something for the rest of us, something in the middle? How about bringing in a replacement for my tired old KLR, why not bring in the 660 ?

Yamaha is not intrested in bringing in a bike that will sell 2000 units per year.Is what he said.


Oh, so you bring us another version of the cruiser, the Bolt?

Yeah, that's what sells.

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