Southern African Adventure Motorcycling Routes — Yamaha XT660R Bike Review…

2 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Southern African Adventure Motorcycling Routes — Yamaha XT660R Bike Review… отключены
Yamaha XT 660 R

Fuel Economy:

It’s that the bike can do an average of per litre, I did 190km and the petrol light did not come on, going on the stats it would be safe to say with a 15 Litre tank you get 345km. But that’s only if you are along the tarmac conservatively 80 — 100km/h. Get of the dirt and pull a few wheelies and drift the and you may see 18km per Litre before the light comes on.

The digital meter will initiate and counting…. Reserve is 5 litres so you do another 60-70km if you ride

The standard fuel injection can be with a little programming. press and hold both buttons as you turn on the ignition and the will read diag about 6 seconds. Then the select button once for co, press and hold both for co1 and then again for the co1 number about 10 as standard). Then select to increase the number to 15-20.

Turn off the ignition to the new setting. Repeat the whole to try each number 15-20 and see you like best.


Seat Comfort is always a issue, if you’re like me and up for 90% of all off road riding, then never a big issue. But I did find the relatively comfortable remaining in the for over 100km along the R62 I never once felt the to stand up and let the blood circulate. Yamaha do not bring in any other compatible for the bike.

So if you have a soft … and comfort is the reason behind a certain bike, then I you gonna have to sit on it and find

It’s rated a 181kg fuel however if you need to shove the bike over and a nasty pothole, it reacts quickly and it a pleasure to move in tight spots when you to execute a 3 point turn on a path. Most riders be able to pick the bike up if In soft sand even the road bias tyres, the skipped across the surface little tendency to snake or in.

Wind Protection:

The stock XT660R fairing is too small, so you need to add the after market shield from Yamaha (As on the Right), and then if you can add an extension of 6cm you be able to sit upright and not have the buffer your helmet. As it (As seen on the Right) with the wind shield, you still get unless you hunch below the Of course body height is a to consider

Yamaha XT 660 R

Yes it does vibrate, so does with an engine. Jokes being a single cylinder, the is not vibration free, but has much than some of its competitors. At up to 115km/h it’s not noticeable, 140km/h and 160km/h you know not on a V-Twin 1200 cruiser.

Off Handling:

This is where I was impressed. I have spent years on Moto-X style and this was one of the first Dualsport that I have ridden handles like a 650 Enduro That’s not to say it will take the flag, but for a Dualsport bike, extremely nimble in the dirt and out perform many similar in the 650cc and 700cc range.

The bike has the power to wheelie in 3rd if traction allows, although the has been designed for road – if you were to fit a bigger rear and knobbly tyres the XT660R be in a class of its own.


The 5 speed gear box has been for predominately rod usage, but that is changed with a bigger sprocket to give more Its 60nm of torque are more adequate both on road and off There were times I like a sixth gear be nice, but it’s rare to a 6 speed in the 650cc single class.

The XT660R sticks to the tar and is wonderfully in corners, some of the characteristics in the XT660X (Motard) version. The could do with a little up as in the XT660Z Tenere with front Discs.

Yamaha XT 660 R
Yamaha XT 660 R
Yamaha XT 660 R
Yamaha XT 660 R
Yamaha XT 660 R
Yamaha XT 660 R


Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Yamaha":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts

Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.