These first pictures have emerged for the new-for-2011 Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere, a new mini-adventure bike going on sale in Brazil, and the Fazer 250
The baby on/off road machine makes only a fifth of the power of the Euro-market XT1200Z Super Tenere it takes it’s styling from, with a modest 21bhp from the air-cooled 250cc single.
The rest of the bike is equally basic, with a tubular steel chassis, budget suspension and low-spec twin piston brakes.
The Fazer 250 is based on the same single-cylinder engine, and has equally simple running gear, but with shorter travel suspension and smaller cast-alloy road wheels instead of the Tenere’s long-travel parts and trail tyre-equipped rims.
But in familiar Yamaha fashion, the Tenere costs more than you might hope: Brazilian dealers are asking £4785. For that reason, it’s unlikely to come to Europe. Price for the Fazer is yet to be announced.