Yamaha XTZ 750

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The Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Ténéré is a motorcycle model of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha, which was built from 1989 to 1996.

The Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Ténéré is a travel enduro and modeled on the competition version YZE 750/850 T, which occupied the first three places in the Dakar Rally in 1991. At the market, the Super Ténéré competed primarily with the Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin.

The water-cooled parallel twin of the XTZ has a displacement of 749 cm ³ and produces a rated power of 51 kW (69 hp). The cylinder head has two overhead camshafts and two balancing shafts. Each cylinder of the two-cylinder engine has three intake and two exhaust valves. The motor runs for a dry sump lubrication. The mixture preparation is carried out by a double downdraft carburetor. The XTZ was the most powerful enduro series production of its launch.

For Switzerland and Austria, there were throttle set to reduce the power to 50 hp ( type 3WV ) and for the limited license in Germany, there are also several throttling options. In addition, the versions for Switzerland and Austria received a different carburetor to make the engine for pass crossing fit. The mixture was less fat, thus, the consumption decreased significantly.

In 1990, the XTZ 750 has been revised. The passenger foot pegs were changed, the battery charge controller was replaced by a component with larger cooling fins and the construction of the brake pedal has been changed.

When the XTZ 750 Super Ténéré 1996 was removed from the program, Honda XRV 750 Africa Twin had continually developed and modified. The XTZ, however, remained virtually unchanged, so that it was no longer on the then state of the art.


" Quite different with the Yamaha. Their wide bulging tank forces the driver knee fully into the wind - and possibly in the rain. Even the handlebar builds exceptionally wide with 820 millimeters. An additional minus collects the Super Ténéré for far too soft rubber mounting of the handlebar. Target Precise steering with the Super Ténéré is made ​​very difficult. "