Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace Reviews from United States of America

1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired18000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha 550 vision

Summary:

If you have one, you're dumb to get rid of it

Faults:

Nothing..

General Comments:

Very fast for its time; I love this bike..

The seat is slightly uncomfortable for longer rides, but I still love it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2010

1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired18678 miles
Most recent distance23543 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha 550 Vision

Summary:

I love it. Super fast and handles great

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is the 9th bike I've have owned since I was 16, and the fastest.

I was I little worried about the size when I first saw the bike, but I just had to have it.

I was very satisfied with the power it has. I just had to take it to a 1/4 mile track and see what it could do. Remember, I had only had this bike about a week when I did this. The owner before me jetted up the carburetors and put an after market pipe on it. When I took it to the track, it did 137 in the 1/4 mile, only hit third gear, and still had more in third gear before I would have had to shift it to 4th. I never got to shift it to 4th. Hit the finish line at 137 mph. Now that I have had the bike years, I think I could get 140 out in third, and probably would top out somewhere around the high 170's, not really sure how fast it will go, but maybe I will someday.

I'm very happy with this bike, and will never will get rid of it. It's a rare bike and there are not too many of them in the USA.

Not having a problem with it not holding the oil in it yet, but I'm sure someday it will, but that's OK.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2010

1997 Yamaha YZF1000R Thunderace

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.9 / 10
Distance when acquired27318 miles
Most recent distance28023 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki KZ1000A2

Summary:

AWESOME

General Comments:

So far all good; love this bike.

Was not sure of a sports bike, as I am 6'4", but it is very comfortable.

Had her up to 130mph last weekend with plenty of throttle left. Did I say I LOVE THIS BIKE?

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2008

27th Feb 2009, 19:53

I just bought this bike, but I will let you know. The person I bought the bike from souped up the engine. I will you guys know how fast she goes.

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews