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Saturday, May 26, 2012

2010 YAMAHA XT1200Z Super Tenere pictures, specs

2010 YAMAHA XT1200Z Super Tenere 
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

2010 YAMAHA XT1200Z Super Tenere

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Inspired by the world’s toughest rally, the Dakar, Yamaha’s latest introduction was built from the ground up and it looks like a challenge with every single one of its features. First thing first, the engine is an 1199cc parallel twin using a 270-degree crank that greatly reduces inertial torque and improves throttle response. The performance figures – 110hp @ 7,250 RPM and 84lbs.ft @ 6,000 RPM – speak for themselves.

In the innovation paragraph it’s truly worth mentioning the ride-by-wire throttle control system (YCC-T), three-mode linked & ABS brakes and Yamaha’s D-MODE variable engine mapping ensuring the street and touring modes.

The chassis meets the bike’s high standards even though the Super Ténéré is built around a steel frame instead of an aluminum one as we would expect and although this contributes significantly to the bike’s 575lb weight, at least it is sure to withstand severe abuse while offroad riding. This brings us to the suspensions, which are fully-adjustable front and rear and another important and good choice was that of using spoked rims instead of cast ones from the same reason as in the case of the frame.

Yamaha is selling the first year models fitted standard with a set of aluminium side panniers, a bash plate and a headlight protector and also offers plenty of accessorizing possibilities.

Although it is unsure if the all-new 2010 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré will make it to the United States this year, it is a fact that in will go on sale next month in Europe, but the price hasn’t been announced yet. Still, this is the kind of bike that meets the best of both worlds, meaning it can go where the BMW R1200GS goes and yet look almost as street-worthy as the Ducati Multistrada or the Triumph Tiger. We can understand why Yamaha expects so much from this model and we bet it won’t disappoint. Just look at it.


Engine and Transmission

* Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, inline 2-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected, twin spark engine
* Displacement: 1199cc
* Bore x stroke: 98 x 79.5 mm
* Compression ratio: 11.0:1
* Firing intervals: 270- and 450-degree points
* Max. Power: 80.9kW (110PS) @7,250rpm
* Max. Torque: 114.1 Nm (11.6kgf?m) @6000 r/min
* Lubrication system: Dry sump, oil tank in crankcase
* Fuel supply system: Fuel injection
* Ignition system: Twin spark
* Starter system: Electric
* Transmission system: Constant mesh, 6-speed
* Throttle system: Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T)
* Yamaha D-MODE: 2 modes, Sport (S) and Touring (T)
* Traction control: 3 modes, TCS1, TCS2 and OFF
* Exhaust System: 2-into-1

Chassis and Dimensions
* Front suspension: Upside-down telescopic fork, 43 mm inner tube, adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
* Front wheel travel: 190 mm
* Rear suspension: Monoshock, adjustable preload and rebound damping
* Rear wheel travel: 190 mm
* Front brake: Twin 310 mm wave discs, ABS/Unified Brake System
* Rear brake: Single 282 mm wave disc
* Front tyre: 110/80/19
* Rear tyre: 150/70/17
* Overall length: 2,250 mm
* Overall width: 980 mm
* Overall height: MIN:1,410 mm / MAX:1,440 mm
* Seat height: Adjustable 835-860 mm
* Wheelbase: 1,540 mm
* Min. ground clearance: 205 mm
* Wet weight: 261kg (includes full oil and fuel tank)
* Fuel capacity: 22 litres

2009 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Camo AP HD

2009 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Camo AP HD
ATV pictures, review and specifications

2009 YAMAHA Grizzly 700 FI Camo AP HD
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• Still one of the best selling ATV's in Canada. Since 1998 Yamaha's Grizzly has dominated the ATV food chain. For 2007 the Grizzly was redesigned and then equipped with the Industry's first "Electric Power Steering". For 2009, you can save a few dollars and get a "standard" version without the EPS.
• Now available in the new Realtree AP HD camouflage.
• Identical to the EPS Grizzly in every way but one. This new "standard" version of the Grizzly 700 offers you all of the same ground breaking features as the original, only minus the Electric Power Steering.
• Loaded with exclusive Yamaha features such as the "wide-arc" front a-arms, 4-wheel disc brakes, fully automatic Ultramatic transmission and push-button On-Command 4-wheel drive system, that have made the Grizzly 700 so successful. While the focus remains on lightweight handling and lightening response, this non-EPS version simply comes with a little bit better price tag.
• Raptor based 686cc fuel injected engine.
• 4-wheel disc brakes
• "Wide-arc" front a-arms

Features and Benefits:
• The Grizzly 700 is powered by a fuel injected 686cc 4-stroke engine derived from the class leading Raptor 700R. It is fuel injected for easy starting and crisp throttle response, but has been re-worked for even more low-end torque to match this bear's personality.
• Increased power is nothing if it comes with a bunch of additional weight. Considering the Grizzly 700 can be as much as 150 lbs lighter than the competitors 800's, this bear's power to weight ratio offers some hefty advantages over some of the bigger and bulkier ATVs. Less weight has an effect on everything from handling and acceleration to hill climbing and mud prowess. Imagine if you will adding six or seven cinder blocks to the racks of this Grizzly, and you get the idea of how heavy some of those 800's are!
• Slowing your big-bore ATV down shouldn't involve standing on the brake pedal while squeezing the lever with all your might. 4-wheel disc brakes combined with full-time engine braking means slowing this Grizzly down requires less effort. And since the front and rear brakes can be operated independently, you have more control over how you brake depending on the situation.
• Push-button servo-controlled "On-Command" system allows you to switch between 2WD, limited-slip 4WD and fully locked differential 4WD - all with the simple push of a dash mounted button. Real 4-wheel drive when you need it. With Diff-lock engaged, there's no need to wait for one wheel to spin. You have traction to all 4 wheels, immediately. This puts you in total control... you decide when you need 4 wheel drive... the machine doesn't decide for you.
• Revolutionary Ultramatic™ fully automatic transmission is the first automatic transmission to feature true engine braking. All four wheels receive engine braking in 4WD mode. Dual-range transmission with reverse. Low range has approximately 1.5 times the pulling power of high range.
• A full tank of fuel carries a lot of weight with it. So we relocated the tank under the seat and the airbox up high where the tank used to be. This lowers the center of gravity which improves handling, stability and hill climbing capability. But it also raises the airbox reducing the chance of water and debris from getting into the engine.
• While we moved the airbox, we also rerouted the V-belt intake and exhaust ducts, reducing the opportunity for water and debris to enter the V-Belt housing.
• The wheel center does not change but allows for a shorter frame which improves approach/departure angles, and allows the use of stronger ball joints (more clearance).
• Roller bearing rocker arms for reduced friction and improved engine performance
• Carburized Chrome-Moly connecting rod for improved durability
• Airbox design has a centrifugal debris trap to improve air flow.
• Flat type foam air filter for easy cleaning
• Straight drive shaft layout for reduced vibration and improved durability.
• Gull-wing front a-arms for improved ground clearance.
• Air cushion seat to provide comfort on those long rides.
• Floor boardswith large holes for mud evacuation, and special rungs to avoid buildup from underneath.
• Water resistant storage
• Centralize wiring layout, positioned for improved protection against the elements.
• LCD Gauge includes Odometer, Trip 1, Trip 2, Clock, Fuel gauge and Gear position
• Warning indicators: Engine, Water Temp., Reverse, Neutral, Parking, High Range, Low Range and LCD Drive / Differential Lock map .
• 35W Halogen headlight bulbs
• Neodymium hi-power magnet for improved output, charging capacity and light weight.
• Forged Aluminum steering knuckle
• Gate type transmission shifter for improved shift feel.
• Cartridge type oil filter located to the front of the engine for improved cooling and simplified maintenance
• Carburized Chrome-Moly connecting rod for improved durability.

2009 YAMAHA VMAX pictures and specifications

Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications


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Model: Yamaha VMAX

Year: 2009
Category: Sport
Rating: 76.2 out of 100.

Engine and transmission

Displacement: 1679.00 ccm (102.45 cubic inches)
Engine type: V4
Stroke: 4
Power: 197.39 HP (144.1 kW))
Torque: 166.80 Nm (17.0 kgf-m or 123.0 ft.lbs)
Compression: 11.3:1
Bore x stroke: 90.0 x 66.0 mm (3.5 x 2.6 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: T.C.I.
Starter: Electric
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type final drive: Shaft drive (cardan)
Clutch: Wet, multiple-disc diaphragm spring 

Physical measures
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 310.0 kg (683.4 pounds)
Seat height: 775 mm (30.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,190 mm (46.9 inches)
Overall length: 2,395 mm (94.3 inches)
Overall width: 820 mm (32.3 inches)
Ground clearance: 140 mm (5.5 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,700 mm (66.9 inches) 

Chassis and dimensions

Frame type: Aluminium, diamond-shaped
Rake (fork angle): 31.0°
Trail: 148 mm (5.8 inches)
Front suspension: Telescopic forks, Æ 52 mm
Front suspension travel: 120 mm (4.7 inches)
Rear suspension: Swingarm (Link-type suspension)
Rear suspension travel: 110 mm (4.3 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-R18
Rear tyre dimensions: 200/50-R18
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 298 mm (11.7 inches)

Other specifications

Fuel capacity: 15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)
Color options: Solar black

Friday, May 25, 2012

Yamaha pictures | 2010 YAMAHA XT250 specifications

2010 YAMAHA XT250 
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

2010 YAMAHA XT250

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Compared to an enduro bike, nothing more than a little detail yet to be unveiled! This bike is fitted with 8.9-inches of travel front and 7.1-inches of travel rear suspension and features a ground clearance of 11.2-inches. Clearly suitable for the average-sized rider (seat height is 31.9 inches) the XT250 stands as an adequate motorcycle on which to start your journeys. No matter where your eyes will take you, the tires are up for the challenge. Working just fine on paved roads or unpaved surfaces, the rubber is the other feature which sets the XT apart from TT-R and WR off-road models.

Powering the bike is a decent air-cooled 249cc, SOHC four-stroke single, which gets fed through the 33mm Vac carburetor. It seems to be up for the job as it gets 73 mpg, despite the fact that many would feel more at home on a 350cc upgraded version of it. All this baby needs is its 5-speed gearbox and it is good to go forever and ever again. Reliability is not a thing to worry about when buying an XT.

Weighing 291 pounds wet, the quarter-liter Yamaha XT qualifies as an easy to ride motorcycle with a versatile character. We know that because the entry-level Yamaha model has been around for almost three decades now and this is what keeps it going strong.


Engine and Transmission

Type: 249cc air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke single
Bore x Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery: 33mm Vac
Ignition: CDI
Transmission: 5-speed; multiple-disc wet clutch
Final Drive: Chain

Chassis and Dimensions

Suspension/Front: 35mm telescopic fork; 8.9-in travel
Suspension/Rear: Swingarm w/rebound-adjustable single shock; 7.1-in travel
Brakes/Front: 245mm disc
Brakes/Rear: 203mm disc
Tires/Front: 2.75-21
Tires/Rear: 120/80-18
Length: 84.6 in
Width: 31.7 in
Height: 45.7 in
Seat Height: 31.9 in
Wheelbase: 53.5 in
Ground Clearance: 11.2 in
Fuel Capacity: 2.6 gal (California model 2.4 gal)
Fuel Economy: 73 mpg
Wet Weight: 291 lb

2008 YAMAHA YZ450FM pictures

2008 YAMAHA YZ 450 FM 
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

2008 YAMAHA YZ 450 FM

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Engine type: Liquid cooled 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, rear ward slanting single cylinder
Displacement: 449.7 cc
Bore x stroke: 97.0 x 60.8 mm
Compression ratio: 12.5 : 1
Fuel system: FI
Ignition: Full Transistor
Starter system: Kick
Lubrication system: Dry sump
Oil tank capacity: 1.2 litres 

Type: Constant mesh, 5-speed
Primary drive: Gear
Clutch: Wet, multiple-disc
Final drive: Chain

Chassis and running gear

Frame type: Bilateral Beam frame
Front suspension: Telescopic forks
Front travel: 310 mm
Rear suspension: Swingarm (link suspension)
Rear travel: 312 mm
Caster angle: 26° 47'
Trail: 117.5 mm
Front/rear wheels: 80/100-21 51M front, 110/90-19 62M rear
Front brake: Ø250mm single disc
Rear Brake: Ø245mm single disc
Wet Weight: 111.9 kg
Fuel capacity: 6.0 litres capacity


Length: 2,191 mm
Width: 825 mm
Height: 1,311 mm
Seat height: 999 mm
Wheel base: 1,487 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 383 mm

Thursday, May 24, 2012

YAMAHA pictures 2007 XT660X motorcycle

2007 YAMAHA XT 660 X 
Motorcycle pictures, review and specifications

2007 YAMAHA XT 660 X

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The XT660X injects fun wherever, whenever. It mixes a gutsy 660 cc, liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine with Supermotard-styling and suspension to deliver an awesome package. But this is no highly-strung track bike. It wants to slice through the urban sprawl or carve through the countryside every day. Are you ready?


Model: Yamaha XT 660 X
Year: 2007
Category: Super motard
Rating: 74.4 out of 100.

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 660.00 ccm (40.27 cubic inches)
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Power: 47.33 HP (34.5 kW))
Torque: 60.00 Nm (6.1 kgf-m or 44.3 ft.lbs) @ 6100 RPM
Compression: 10.0:1
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 84.0 mm (3.9 x 3.3 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: SOHC
Ignition: TCI
Starter: Electric
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 5-speed
Transmission type final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multiple-disc coil spring

Physical measures
Dry weight: 177.0 kg (390.2 pounds)
Seat height: 875 mm (34.4 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height: 1,170 mm (46.1 inches)
Overall length: 2,175 mm (85.6 inches)
Overall width: 860 mm (33.9 inches)
Ground clearance: 205 mm (8.1 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,490 mm (58.7 inches)

Chassis and dimensions
Frame type: Steel tube, diamond shaped
Front suspension: Telescopic forks
Front suspension travel: 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Rear suspension: Swingarm (monocross)
Rear suspension travel: 200 mm (7.9 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-R17
Rear tyre dimensions: 160/60-R17
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 320 mm (12.6 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 245 mm (9.6 inches)

Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio: 0.2674 HP/kg

Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 15.00 litres (3.96 gallons)


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