The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed

There are 8 comments on the Motorcycle News story from Sep 14, 2007, titled The 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere revealed. In it, Motorcycle News reports that:

Yamaha 's iconic 660 Tenere Paris-Daker replica motorcycle is making a return for 2008 with an all-new design. via Motorcycle News

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Jon Sloan

Paralowie, Australia

#1 Sep 24, 2007
I've just found the XT660Z Tenere. I am dismayed to hear that it is not going to be imported into Australia. I thought OZ would be the prime land for such a bike. Wy not at least have it on show at the Sydney Motorcycle show. What is the problem with it not coming to OZ, I'm sure Yamaha thinks it could compete with the KTM's and the little BMW's. Yamaha make a good product, don't they?
Put it on show and gauge the interest. Give it to a couple of road testers. Better still I know a couple of idiots that could do a really good job of testing it out for Australia.(Not me, I like my R1200GS.) And I have taken it for a good test or two.
Come on Yammie, give us a look.
All the best.
Jon Sloan.
P.S. Has Rossi lost his drive. I wouldn't think he'd have been that easy to beat in the past. Never give up on a champ like Rossi though. Stoner was goo though.

Melbourne, Australia

#2 Jan 4, 2008
A agree - what the hell is Yamaha OZ on? Firts they don't bring in the XT660R which sells in Europe, despite the XT trailies of the past selling well and now we find they haven't got the balls to bring the new Tenere, which also sold well in OZ in the past. Just look at all the BMW 650 Dakars and KTM 640 Adventures around here. The new Tenere looks very good, albeit a bit on the heavy side at 180kg+, but I for one would be very interested in trying one, if not buying one. I'm looking at the KTM 640 Adventure run out specials now BUT if Yamaha OZ had some XT660Z's I would be very interedted indeed!
Falcon Rust

Brisbane, Australia

#3 Jan 22, 2008
Australia is lame, that's why. not many options.

New York, NY

#4 Jun 4, 2008
YAMAHA, bring it to the US please!!!!!

New York, NY

#5 Jun 4, 2008
Please bring the new Tenere to the US, please!!!

Herndon, VA

#6 Dec 21, 2008
Don't make me resort to overpriced German or Austrian products (although the dollar is temporarily strong vis a vis the euro)!

bring the tenere to the US!!

Cupertino, CA

#7 Feb 17, 2009
Yamaha Please give us the Tenere!! Ive got kash naow... and I want to spend it on a new Tenere!!

St. John's, Canada

#8 Jun 2, 2009
The XT660Z Tenere is a dream bike. I currently own a XT600 that has 55,000 kms racked up on it, so i would love to spend my hard earned money on the new XT660Z. Of course Yamaha Canada has no plans to import it here. I've been waiting a long time for Yamaha too make such a bike available to us Canadians. I guess i'll have to break down and purchase one of their competitors bikes.(XR650L or KLR650)

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