Yamaha Maxim 650 Review from United Kingdom

1982 Yamaha Maxim 650

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Maxim 650


I can't fault the bike for its age and performance


The carbs were drawing air from the butterfly flaps. Also couldn't find another set of carbs for the XJ650, so I replaced them with XJ600 carbs, and changed the jet, and the bike run great.

That is the only problem I have had with bike itself.

General Comments:

This bike is very good with handling. It is also very quick and fast, and is very comfortable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2008

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