The Yamaha XT660z Tenere isn’t just my favourite adventure bike but a bike that has a world wide reputation for being one of the most reliable, go anywhere machines ever built. Coming from a long line of Tenere bikes it’s pedigree speaks for itself and thus it has to be on our list of bikes to consider.
Unfortunately I sold my Tenere (pictured) before this trip became a reality and I’ve been kicking myself ever since!
There are a good number of these machines on the market for sale however, many have been abused and so finding a good one is really difficult. It took me 12 months of searching to find this lovely example in Desert Sand colour and so finding two more that have been looked after isn’t going to be easy.