1986 Yamaha XJ700 Maxim X from United States of America
I loved my XJ700
Exhaust crossover pipe rusted through.
That was the only problem I had in the 5 or so years I had it.
I bought mine new after owning a RD350 (two-stroke). Since I rode it year round, I wanted a 4-stroke that was more reliable than the RD350. I was not disappointed.
I loved the look and the power of it.
It was not nearly as fast as the RD350 was (that thing was scary), but plenty fast enough for my daily commute.
It also handled well enough that, even at 100 mph, it wasn't hard to control.
My wife made me get rid of it after the kids were born.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd October, 2007
31st Mar 2008, 21:05
The 86 Yamaha Maxim X is my first bike, and with a weight of 150 pounds is very easy to control. Power is definitely on tap and a blast to drive. A cruiser frame with a sport-bike motor makes for a sleeper bike.
I would definitely buy another one of these bikes, but be careful. The parts are getting extremely hard to find, so if looking to buy an X bike, look for one in better than average condition if possible.