1998 Yamaha YZF600R
Wrecked within a week
Throttle locked up.
Clutch came loose.
Somebody will probably delete this post, but here goes my take on this bike.
I bought this bike, and drove it to the nearest dealer in Tennessee and had it checked out; was told everything was fine, so me and a buddy drove home on our bikes, had no problems with it, but I never touched the power band.
The next week, right after getting the tag and insurance all squared away, I decided to drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I let it warm up and then took off less than half a mile from my house; I decided to see what the powerband was all about. Mind you on a straight and level road with almost no traffic. I hit it, and had the ride of my life until I let off and the throttle stuck. Tried pulling on the clutch, and wouldn't you know it, it had come loose or something like that. I ended up half a mile later underneath the bike in amongst some rocks, so take whatever you want out of this, but I'm gonna say that these are poorly put together bikes. Granted, I may have come across one that was dogged I don't know. What I do know is I will be sticking with Honda from here on out.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th August, 2011
11th Feb 2013, 22:00
I learned how to ride on a 96 Troy Lee edition of that bike, bought in 2/2010 with 9800 miles, and it was awesome. However I don't have anything to compare it to. I had to sell it at 15k in 6/2012, but I will never forget it.
9th Jul 2014, 23:56
Sucks to hear about your wreck, but when things get out of control, you have a kill switch. Your engine compression should slow you down considerably with the brakes combined. You may have still wrecked, but it could have been much less, and even avoidable.