(1995 / Racing Machine)
The XTZ850R was a rally motorcycle that was newly developed using the 2-cylinder engine from the TDM850 road sports motorcycle as its base power unit. With its excellent performance and equipment, the XTZ850R was capable of entering the Dakar Rally in stock form. In order to support privateers, it was sold for 140,000 francs (around three million yen at the exchange rate of the time) in order to satisfy the rule requiring 15 or more models be sold on the general market. The Yamaha factory team also modified and used this model, with Stéphane Peterhansel winning the Dakar Rally four times on it.
- Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC 5-valve, in-line 2-cylinder, 849cm³
- Fuel tank capacity: 38L+12L
- Weight: 210kg
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