The Yamaha XT 600 is a motorcycle manufactured by Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha. It was built from 1984 to 2003 in different versions.
The XT 600 is considered to be an all-purpose Enduro, which is suitable for use on the road as well as off-road driving. Its disc brakes, four-valve engine, mono-shock absorber (mono Cross) and contemporary 12-volt electrics represented significant improvements over the 1975 model Yamaha XT 500.
The first XT 600 was introduced in June 1983, the XT 600ZL Ténéré [34L] based on the XT 550 engine, kick start only, with the 30-Litre white tank. In 1984 the basic XT 600 was introduced to “replace” the XT 550. In addition to the changes in design, the main difference was an 11.5-litre tank instead of the 30-litre long-range 600ZL Ténéré’s tank; the road model Yamaha SRX was derived later. In 1991, the somewhat obsolete XTZ 600 Ténéré was replaced by the water-cooled, five-valve Yamaha XTZ 660, which did not manage to carry over the legendary reputation of its air-cooled predecessors.