Yamaha YZF600R Review from United Kingdom

1998 Yamaha YZF600R

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired19000 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous motorcycleTriumph Trophy 1200

Summary:

Seriously underrated bike

Faults:

Nothing yet really, bulb behind rev counter blown.

Showing signs of light rust under swinging arm (common problem).

General Comments:

Good quick bike for a 600, even when two-up.

Could really do with a more supportive seat; I get a numb bum after about 150 miles, but apart from that, it's a great all round bike.

Fuel economy is A1; I commute to work, a round trip of 20 miles daily, and it does it on £5. If you ride it hard, it's still good.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2010

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review