1991 Yamaha XJ600 from United Kingdom
Tough son of a bitch
Firstly: I haven't touched the engine.
Rear unitrack suspension rebuilt for MOT.
Exhaust repaired with Gun Gum - still fine - it works!
Indicators (front) replaced with fairing mounted units.
Seat cover repaired with some magic adhesive they use to repair dinghies. It works!
I could do with an oil filter that doesn't need the exhaust system removing if you need to change it. Especially as these days the exhaust will probably fall apart if you try and take it off.
Very reliable. I bought this bike from some bloke who thought he wanted to get back into bikes until he dropped it, then he sold it to me and bought a Nissan Micra.
It isn't very quick or flash, but it goes and stops, and keeps going and stopping.
Fuel consumption is very good. Miles per smile very good. A cheap set of wheels.
Not the flashiest, but keeps on trucking.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2014
20th Oct 2011, 15:49
Owned a 1999 XJ600 for 18 months, and have done 6k miles. All the above has a ring of truth - find numb bum kicks in a bit after 60 odd miles, so it forces you to take a break, and there is a little bit of a vibration issue, although it can be partially cured with rubber washers under the h/bars fixings and on the foot rest plates.
I like the bike, wish the foot controls were a tad further back, but it is nice to ride.
I agree with the chap who said don't go too fast, it has its limitations in that respect.