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My best purchase ever.

Advantages: Excellent Build quality, extremely smooth riding, capable performance, supple suspension
Disadvantages: quarter of a ton so quite lardy, not as frugal as I'd like, Paint is a wee bit thin, uncommon

The Yamaha XJ900, in its earliest form, was a hit in the early 80's. It's smooth, no fuss and no nonsense 4 cylinder, 4 stroke engine was a revelation to the era that was obsessed with costly 2 stroke speed. Coupled with a relatively uncommon shaft drive ...

Kpjwateridge 07.02.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha XJ900S Diversion

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Monster By Name But Not By Nature

Advantages: Great Handling Little Does look ok overall. Handles very well indeed.
Disadvantages: Tempermental Electrics. Performance may not be what you expect.

Introduction:- When I had my Suzuki TL1000R written off following an accident a few years back I was after a fairly inexpensive bike as a stop gap to last me between motorcycles after I had to give back the hire bike that I had on my insurance, whilst I ...

MrGump 28.09.2011 · Read full review
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Not to be underestimated

Advantages: Won't draw too much attention to you
Disadvantages: Could do with a little more protection - ie larger screen as standard

BMW bikes aren’t to everyone’s tastes – for many years they were seen as ‘old men’s’ machines, and their styling tended to be mild rather than wild. The R1200R is the entry level ‘boxer’ model – the one with the most traditional styling, it doesn’t prete ...

dobieg 23.09.2011 · Read full review
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Joy to ride - just don't expect warp speed!

Advantages: Simple to maintain, cheap to run, great character
Disadvantages: Sedate speed, handling a little bouncy, little cramped for longer journies.

I've had my 1981 CM200T (nicknamed Zippy by a previous owner) for about 18 months now, and whilst I've only done about 2k miles over that time, it hasn't once skipped a beat. I bought it with a genuine 13k on the clock for £450 as it had been stored for ...

fatboyslimfast 06.08.2010 · Read full review
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VFR 800 VTEC (ABS) - tremendous commuter

Advantages: Ride comfort, handling, excellent braking system, feels planted
Disadvantages: Slightly larger fuel tank would make this a 100% perfect machine

Having owned this bike for just over two weeks now (March 2008), I have to say I am extremely impressed. I cover 100 miles per day on my commute into and out of London. It has proved to be smooth, responsive, extremely comfrotable and has handled itself w ...

A6NCF 30.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Honda VFR 800 VTEC

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