Yamaha XJ900S Reviews from United Kingdom

1995 Yamaha XJ900S

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance74850 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Zephyr 750

Summary:

Great all rounder

Faults:

Front wheel bearing at 36,000 miles.

Front fork seals at 41942 miles.

Exhaust collector box 49100 and 74154 miles.

Silencers at 67028 miles.

Battery at 7230 miles.

General Comments:

Great for touring, managed the coastline of England and Wales 3100 miles from Leicester in 2 weeks.

Great fun on mountain passes (Scotland in January!)

Numb bum after 1-2 hours, so usually stop for a break.

Great for commuting.

No chain - so no mess, easy to clean!

With side boxes and top box, works well for holidays.

MPG around 50.

Factory tyres (Dunlop) were lumpy on cornering, so I have used Michelin ever since.

Accelerates effortlessly.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th March, 2009

1996 Yamaha XJ900S

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired926 miles
Most recent distance36200 miles

Summary:

Great, solid, shaft driven bike

Faults:

Only problem was with luggage fitted. The front end tended to have a caster-wheel effect at about 40mph.

General Comments:

A great bike. Nearly bullet-proof. Put some Mac100s on it and it'll stick wet and dry. I even embarrassed racing snakes on it!!!

The weather protection was poor (got better waterproofs!!). Fit some luggage and it became a good tourer (see fault note).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2005

1995 Yamaha XJ900S

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX750F

Summary:

Comfy sports tourer

Faults:

Rusting around mirror mounts, mainly oxidising.

General Comments:

Comfy sports tourer.

Can be pushed in a straight line, but bit on the long side for tight cornering.

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

Review Date: 2nd August, 2005

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews