Yamaha IT175 Review

1980 Yamaha IT175 from United States of America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Previous motorcycleHonda XL 250

Summary:

Great bike for an early rider

Faults:

Had the carb rebuilt, when it started pouring out gas from the expansion chamber, when I tried starting it.

The petcock elbow would fall out, pouring gas onto the engine. Easy fix.

Replaced the gas cap after it cracked.

Replaced the original rear tire from 1980, after it blew out on a trail.

The gas tank started to form a yellow porous change in the plastic from the original blue. Took care of it with some Plastic-Renew.

Flipped it backwards goin up a trail, and broke the number plate and speedo.

General Comments:

This was an excellent bike for $850 for a 14 year old kid. It was fast enough, really light, and easy to ride. Faster than my friends '84 XR 250R, but that could have just been me. I would love to have another one to play around on if I could find one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2007

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review