Yamaha XJR1300 Review from Australia

2001 Yamaha XJR1300

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired4300 miles
Most recent distance4550 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW R90/6

Summary:

Great grunt masters if you're under 6ft

Faults:

Nothing to report; just the standard replacement parts.

Fork seal replaced at 4500km's, along with a rocker gasket.

Uses the same oil filter and "O" rings as the Honda single cam 750/4 and 95 Triumph triple (Sprint/Thunderbird900).

Balancing the carbies was a dream with the vac ports on the manifold.

Also a lot easier with the factory Sc/driver (Part/No90890-03158).

General Comments:

As far as naked bikes go, this is running 2nd to the GSX1400.

Nothing else in the naked range comes close; forget the Bandit, it's a whole different bike altogether, and the ZRX1200 is only if you're 5ft6.

The seating position is the only problem with this bike for people over 6ft. Really only good for day trips, & not for long range touring

6L/100kms.

Lots & lots of lazy grunt on hand, & at its best on long twisty roads.

Will blow most super bikes at the lights with it's grunt master torque for the first 100m. If you wish to silence the bubble gum sports type, get a GSX1400 for street light use.

If you are going to buy this bike to commute, think again. It's not that type of bike, nor is the GSX1400/ZRX1200.

These bikes are for day rides, & showing 20 somethings on there sport bikes at the lights who's the boss over the short term.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th June, 2012

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review