1982 Yamaha XS400 from Canada
Great bike for a beginner - very, very reliable
No major issues at all, just routine maintenance: oil, filters, etc.
A 10-year old 1982 Yamaha Seca 400 was the first bike I ever owned, fresh out of training school. I bought one that had been pretty hard-driven by a handful of previous owners. One of the previous owners had put some cafe racer bars on it and had done some amateur track racing with it. Despite that, it was very reliable and I never had any mechanical issues with it. It was a very good bike for a learner.
After a year and 4000 KM, I sold it and bought a nearly new Kawasaki EX-500 (also a pretty decent bike).
About 20 years after I sold that old Seca 400, I saw it again in a parking lot. It was the same bike with the same goofy cafe racer handlebars. It looked like it had been dropped many times over the years, and was not that well cared for. Despite that, I noticed the odometer now had 48,000 KM on it, so clearly it had been rode a fair bit since I owned it.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2022