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darren 24 Jan 2003 20:55

Which XT is best?
Is the Twin headlamped Tenere the better bike for overlanding,and why? Compared with the other XT 600s. Also would it be any good for 2 up through Africa (Morrocco through to Cameroon, maybe further depending on money and civil wars). Would the africa twin be Ok if we stay off the pistes etc. cheers Gill and Darren

giorgioXT 28 Jan 2003 14:40

Probabily the best XT is the 1987-1992 2KF - with kick-starter , good suspensions ad frame suited also for off-road - the original Teneré -the 34L series was the best refined and still good .
All the singles are REALLY too small for confortable Two-up , an Africa Twin or Superteneré are way more adapt at it ...but an AT is an HEAVY bike and two-up means a lot more weight...why not choosing 2 xt's ?
the cost will be roughly the same as ONE AT and the pleasure and safety will be GREATLY improved.

gregor 22 Feb 2003 20:29


IMHO the best of tenere are model 3VJ 1989-1991(?)= xt600z tenere /big tank/

-model 2KF was in the same years?

best regards
Grzegorz Zajac

dakar200 3 Feb 2004 02:05

what about the xt225 it seems a good bike for adventure riding.

"who need roads"

AnteK 6 Feb 2004 16:40

[QUOTE]Originally posted by dakar200:
[B]what about the xt225 it seems a good bike for adventure riding.

XT 225? To small, unpowered, too lightweight built. And unavaliable in most of Europe. The best of best is XT600Z 3AJ, 1998-1991.
AnteK, XTZ 660

martync 6 Feb 2004 21:56

a friend of mine has a 3aj blue with 2 headlamps, 88 or 90 model i think and seems to go on forever, he's had it a while, other than a manifold it's just kept going through the abuse. However I had a 350 which was a bag of nails spwewing oil from everywhere but thinking about it, it still rode nicely until the rectifier went. I looked at a trail bike the other day a TT250 and it has 61,000 miles on it's clock and still runs and looks/sounds like new, how this is I don't know but think the XT is a good bike as long as you don't buy a dog.

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