Yamaha Scorpio Review from Australia

2007 Yamaha Scorpio

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired3225 kilometres
Most recent distance22053 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Zephyr 750

Summary:

Smallest bike I've ever owned and I love it to bits; one of the best bikes I've ever had

Faults:

Blew rear tail light bulb at 17000 kilometres.

General Comments:

I love the design philosophy behind this bike; easy to maintain, economical and tough.

It cruises happily at 100-120 kmh at 30 km/litre fuel consumption. Tops out about 130-140, and with a little tweaking would go faster if I could be bothered.

Good handling and ground clearance.

Extremely reliable.

Comfortable riding position. I have fitted lower, wider handlebars as a personal preference.

The seat is at best adequate, although it has improved as it moulds itself to my butt.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2012

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 1 review