Yamaha WR426F Review from United Kingdom

2001 Yamaha WR426F

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha WR400F

Summary:

A great supermoto single!!

Faults:

2001 WR426F Supermoto.

Chain slider wears through very fast (this is due to the different wheels and sprockets size though, as it's a MX bike that's been converted to a road going supermoto!!)

General Comments:

Totally awesome, fantastic fun, it's a 426cc single, bags of power. It's a motorcross bike that's been converted for road use / track use. If you're getting out of sports bikes like me, these are GREAT fun.

The top speed of 99 mph is about as much as it will do, but it's a scream through the twisties, will wheelie in 1st, 2nd and 3rd with no clutch at all; it's a loon bike.

It's got the following upgrades:

Talon front and rear sprockets.

Gold Talon hubs, Morad rims, "Braking" caliper / disk, FMF exhaust system with Power Bomb, gas flowed head.

Smaller rear light, Renthal bars, Tag triple clamps, shortened and stiffened suspension (front and rear).

Ohlins rear shock, Pro Circuit graphics, Heavy Duty O-ring chain.

Carbon guards: Sump skid plate, kick plates, swing arm, frame, stone guards, sprocket covers, chain guides, numberplate...

Trialtec digital speedo, and Alien headlight conversion.

Great fun on and off road!

Steve.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2005

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review