Yamaha XT600 Reviews from Canada

1986 Yamaha XT600

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance59000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KDX200

Summary:

King of reliability

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with my XT600. All I do is routine maintenance - such as change oil, replace tires, sprockets, and chain.

General Comments:

I would recommend the XT600 to anyone. Reliable motor, excellent mileage, great handling/comfortable.

Probably the best characteristic of the bike is the amount of torque it produces. (On a flat road it will out accelerate many motorcross 450cc bikes)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2009

1984 Yamaha XT600

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance28000 kilometres

Summary:

It's a road warrior bike

Faults:

Stolen many years back - ran hard by thieves. Got it back - never started easily again. Hard starter now - used to start 2-3 kicks in the middle of winter. No other problems.

General Comments:

Otherwise great bike - tough as nails - lots of balls.

Fun to ride, but the seating position is not optimal for a tall guy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews