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THE perfect first motorbike

Advantages: Reliability, durability, Performance, Overall Quality
Disadvantages: There aren't any.

Introduction The Yamaha pw80 motocross bike. It was the first bike I ever owned, certainly not the only bike I have every ridden, but by far the very best. Purchased for me when I was 16, for £350, this bike was my pride and joy for 3 years. Having a ...

JRCarter 14.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha PW80 Motocross Bike

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The middleweight to beat them all

Advantages: Beautifully made, extremely smooth, usefully flexible, well equipped for type
Disadvantages: Expensive compared to twin cylinder competition, poor seat, a bit tame

Yamaha XJ6 Diversion ABS 09 onwards Context I review this bike as a shared owner with family members. I myself bought the predecessor to the XJ6 Diversion, the FZ6 Fazer S2 and have ridden this bike for over a year. I now have close to 4 ...

Kpjwateridge 29.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha XJ6 Diversion

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Near as perfect

Advantages: Powerful, Fun, frugal, excellent position, flawlessly built, stylish
Disadvantages: Poor storage space, some are beginning to age a little

Yamaha’s FZ6 is a bike that has an incredibly big heritage to live up to. Its predecessor, the carburettor driven Fazer600, was one of the all-time greats of the middle weight sports tourer class. It had all the reliability of the Honda Hornet, all the de ...

Kpjwateridge 06.10.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

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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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King of the Roadliner

Advantages: Superb handling, beautiful styling, power up the yazoo
Disadvantages: Smallish gas tank; hard to wipe the stupid grin off your face, may need risers for under-6' riders

I upgraded to this 1854 cc (113 cubic inch) cruiser- touring bike from the V-Star 1100 Classic that I owned (and reviewed) previously. This is Yamaha's motorcycle engineering masterpiece. The Roadliner and Stratoliner are the same bike, except the latte ...

CaperJohnny 29.01.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha Roadliner Stratoliner XV1900A

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