Yamaha XT660R

Dual purpose redefined - XT660R

The XT660R is the tough, relentless, high-spec all-rounder that is trusted the world over, because the Yamaha XT has been putting the adventure into riders’ lives for four decades already. Created to thrive in tough urban environments, the XT660R has also got the on/off-road capability to help you escape on long journeys into the unknown. Use it to commute during the week, then discover a whole new world on the weekend.

Sometimes, the best on-road bike is an off-road bike. That was the development concept behind the new XT660R. Featuring a new high-rigidity frame for brilliant handling, and an avant-garde on-road design, the XT660R is a great dual-purpose bike.


the 660 has oodles of usable power

and is loads of fun

at play

and work

Engine: Liquid-cooled SOHC 2-valve single-cylinder

Dimensions: (L/W/H) 2,240/850/1,235mm
Dry weight:165kg
Displacement: 659cc
Max power: 35.3kW @ 6,000rpm
Max torque: 58.4Nm @ 5,250rpm
Transmission: 5-speed
Fuel tank capacity: 15 liters


The XT660R is a commuter that knows how to escape...

beats office work any day!

photos by Dylan Slater


Thanks to the guys at Yamaha South Africa

and Johannesburg Yamaha for the lekker, exciting ride.

I'd love an XT660R in my garage.