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The Mercury Cars Guide : February 27th 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 carsguide.com.au ---17 Crossing the boundaries ADVENTURE: The Yamaha XT660Z Tenere can handle any terrain that Australian throws at it. PASS me a map of Aust- ralia; I feel a lap coming on.The name Tenere comes from a Sahara Desert re- gion, but it is is better known to bikers for the Yamaha model that has taken adventurers around the planet. A short ride on the new Yamaha XT660Z Tenere is not sufficient to fully explore the potential of this iconic bike, but it is more than enough to give you an itch for travelling big miles. Yamaha's 1200cc Super Tenere is about to hit our shores, but it will be more of a competitor to the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure that Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode in their ''Long Way'' adventures. This 660cc single-cylinder bike is a totally different animal that will take adventurers to more secluded and hard-to-get-to places. Its low-compression, bullet-proof engine has been around for ages and now in its fuel-injected form which appears in several Yamaha models, it is a lively and economi- cal unit. The robust mill is superbly suited for round-Australia duties with a good spread of useable power but limited vibration that doesn't rattle your teeth and leaves a stable image in the rearview mirrors. As a dual-sport bike, it is a compromise between the road and the dirt. Depending on what you want to do with it, you can bias it more one way or the other. There is already an extensive range of accessories available from Yamaha as well as aftermarket adventure specialists such as Hepco & Becker and Touratech. This will allow owners to tailor the bike for specific needs from commuting to long-range touring to extreme off-road action. While it will happily commute to work with its high position and slimline lane-splitting design, most riders will want it set up for the long haul across tough terrain, packed to the hilt with luggage, spares and camping gear. It's therefore comforting to see a thick rear subframe that appears to be strong enough to support stacks of heavy luggage without sagging or fracturing. First thing most adventurers will change, however, will be the road- biased dual-purpose tyres and the rubber footpegs which are too small. The riding position is ideal for the long haul with one of the most comfortable seats on any dual sport bike. Some may find it too tall and too contoured for their liking, but with its leather-like covering, it is su- premely comfortable. My only complaint about the seated riding position is the wind- screen which is so far forward it creates an enormous amount of tiring wind buffeting. However, the screen is not an issue when standing. From up high the bike feels just right, with plenty of control for quick steering changes. With a quick tilt of the bars, I found the standing position ex- tremely comfortable without the need for bar raisers. The instruments are also high and quite visible in all lighting conditions, although they would be even better if you could slightly tilt them up for improved vision when standing. Information provided includes an analogue tacho, plus a digital screen with odometer, fuel gauge, clock and two trip meters. The long-travel suspension is on the plush side, but it didn't bottom out on a couple of big hits and jumps on a test ride down a rough dirt track. On the bitumen it doesn't wallow or swim around either, probably because it is a fairly lithe 208kg even with 23 litres of fuel on board. It flicks into corners with a light and deft feel and holds its line well at any speed. You could easily cruise all day at Northern Territory maximum highway speeds with plenty of stability and comfort. However, short, sharp hits can cause a flicker through the bars, so a stabiliser is recommended. A highlight feature of its per- formance is the brakes. The twin disc front has brute force with soft initial bite and great progression while the back brake also has good feel, even when the rider is wearing chunky off-road boots. MARK HINCHLIFFE small torque Yamaha XT660Z Tenere Price: $13,999 Engine: fuel-injected, liquid- cooled, 4-stroke, 660cc, 4-valve, single cylinder Bore x stroke:100x84mm Compression: 10:1 Transmission: 5-speed, wet clutch, chain drive Fuel: 23 litres Suspension: telescopic forks, 210mm travel, monocross swingarm, 200mm travel Brake: 298mm dual discs (front), 245mm disc (rear) Tyres: 90/90-21 (front), 130/80-17 (rear) Dimensions (mm): 2246 (l), 900 (w), 1477 (h), 895 (seat), 1500 (wheelbase), 260 (clear- ance) Wet weight: 208.5kg Warranty: 24 months, unlimi- ted kms, parts and labour Colours: blue, black Motor Cycles AAA HONDA RVF400 Exc cond, new tyres, good rego, warranty, 24,000 kms, $8,950. 0408 970 999. 1A TUONO 2005 2008 Street Triple, 1983 CR125, KH100, TE570 Husqvarna $ nego- tiable.. phone 0400 735 726 0 BASKERVILLE 7 MAR 9.30 srct.org.au - 0408 368 149 Discount for L & P platers Thanks to Kennedy Kinchrome 0 BIKE AMBULANCE Motorcycle pick up and delivery. 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