1990 Yamaha T80 Townmate from United Kingdom
Better than expected - not for sale ever!
Kept jumping down in gear which was a bit scary! I got the manual and adjusted the clutch. Now no problem at all. Amazing what servicing can do!
This is my first bike. I wanted very cheap transport to work. I don't care about image (I'm 40) and liked the shaft drive, and a name I recognise from my youth and old man image! I did my CBT on it. It was my first ever ride on the road and it was fab. Instructor thought it was approaching 60mph at one point. The speedo read 45. I now get 50mph on the flat, which seems good to me.
I don't really want a restricted A1 licence so may try to get a 125 for a short while, but I bet I return to the T80. I won't be selling it.
It starts, goes, keeps you dry (ish with the windshield I fitted) and I get 120mpg ish.
Saving lots on local runs.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2008