1998 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace
A great bike, not to be underestimated
Bought the motorcycle in 2001 as an upgrade from my old bike. The looks impressed me and the general opinion from owners made me decide this was the bike or me.
No disappointments here, from the word go I can only describe this bike as the best ride I have had, with as much speed as you like with blistering take off. Cornering and roundabouts are not as good as later sports bikes, but all else more than makes up for this.
Good comfortable riding position, fantastic midrange and stopping power, gives you the confidence to get on the gas through the gears.
Reliability seems to be faultless, no problems whatsoever in all the years I have owned this bike, more sports than tourer, a real gem that's staying with me.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2006