Yamaha XTZ250 Tenere photo gallery

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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.

Chris Newbigging

By Chris Newbigging