Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2010, 07:44 AM   #1
yusuf OP
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Italy - Sicily
Oddometer: 53
XTZ 660 Tenere or Ktm 640 ADV? Suggestions

Dear friends,
I own a BMW 650 XChallenge. I'm happy with her but my gf, after a trip of 1500 km, had a lot of problems related with the small saddle. I provided to modify the saddle, putting a gel layer, but it was not enough to improve the comfort. The result, after the use and trying, is to think about a new purchase.
SInce that I not like heavy and big bikes, I think a good option could be the 2008 Yamaha Tenere. To be honest I have to tell that I dont like japanese bikes, I think they are very boring. Anyway the Tenere seems to be a good bike as a dual purpose. A bit bigger than an enduro and a bit smaller than a big GS or Ktm 990 adv.
I would like also to compare the Tenere with the KTM 640 ADV, for riding two up and some bag.
Many thanks to all for the suggestions.

yusuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
I did that.
GodSilla's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Downtown S.E. NSW
Oddometer: 8,005
I can't really comment on the pillion accommodation of either bike. There is a marked difference in their ability though.
I assume since you are carrying a pillion that you are not doing rough, steep and rugged riding, more roads and open trails. Either bike will do the job.
Best idea is to find an example of each, and sit the girlfriend on the back.
GodSilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
Gnarly Adventurer
Fantuzzi's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Germany, Niederrhein
Oddometer: 188
Originally Posted by yusuf
To be honest I have to tell that I dont like japanese bikes, I think they are very boring.
Isn't the new Tenere a Belgarda? So it has an Italian heart.

I would go for the Tenere rather than the 640 KTM. Your girlfriend will appreciate the smoother engine compared to the rattling KTM.
Belgarda Yamaha TTR600
Yamaha XT660Z Tenere
Fantuzzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2010, 12:59 PM   #4
Beastly Adventurer
john_aero's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Ireland
Oddometer: 1,174
i would go for ktm for performance but xtz for relability and long lasting.
women are like clouds.......
once they fuck off it is a really nice day.......
john_aero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
DoubleTapper's Avatar
Joined: May 2008
Location: Israel
Oddometer: 9
XTZ660 or XT660Z ??

Are you looking at the new XT660Z Tenere or the original XTZ660 Tenere?
DoubleTapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 12:07 AM   #6
KTM 640 Adventure
erdsh's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: GY
Oddometer: 104
XTZ660Tenere or 640ADV

I've been riding both, on and offroad.
the XTZ is much more comfortable and is better on road
the ADV is much better offroad
BUT (a big but) since one of your parameters is your spouse comfort, I would suggest the XTZ. the ADV is not comfortable for long rides.
Cagiva Elefant 750
and many other...
erdsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 12:17 AM   #7
Dude?! Seriously??
Pcfly's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: SF. Bay Area
Oddometer: 1,135
Besides the comfort you'll get much netter range on the 660.
2011 Husqvarna TE-630 The Red Raptor
2012 Yamaha 50th Anniversary Badass-Sounding R1
2008 BMW 1200GS The Blue Rhino (SOLD)
Pcfly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2010, 01:46 AM   #8
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2006
Oddometer: 1,603
Keep the XChallenge and get a new GF.

dlh62c is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015