Yamaha

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4.5 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.4 / 5
Engine
4.3 / 5
Quality Reliability
4.5 / 5

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Why choose Yamaha?

Here’s a little Yamaha heritage for anyone searching for competitive Yamaha motorbike insurance.

Founded by Japanese watchmaker Torakusu Yamaha in 1887 and originally named Nippon Gakki, the Yamaha Company started life making pianos and reed organs – and even now retains the three tuning fork logo from back then.

In the years after the Second World War, the company realised the growing need for affordable transportation – and in 1955 the first Yamaha motorised product, the YA-1 Motorcycle, a 125cc, 2-stroke, single-cylinder street bike was developed. Also known as the “Red Dragonfly,” this motorcycle proved so popular that the Yamaha Motor Company was formed.

What’s going on with Yamaha now?

Today, what began as a company producing simple and inexpensive machines has blossomed, ranking second only to Honda as the leading Japanese manufacturer in the UK.

The manufacturer offers what some consider to be the best sport bikes, cruisers and off-road bikes available on the market. But whether Yamahas are the best in your opinion is a bit beside the point, because the sales figures speak for themselves!

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Shaun
Overall rating
5/5
Yamaha Dt 125 R
Best125 money can buy Best125 money can buy

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2 months ago
Duncan
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2/5
Yamaha Mt-03
Low seat for smaller riders, but pegs fairly high, so Knees very cramped. Very unreliable, had me stuck 20 miles from home after water affected electrics. Low seat for smaller riders, but pegs fairly high, so Knees very cramped.
Very unreliable, had me stuck 20 miles from home after water affected electrics.

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2 months ago
Thomas Keith
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4/5
Yamaha Vmax
I am full of admiration for new Vmax. I'm surprised how well it does handle, it could do with the pegs set higher as I have scraped them on the ground. A certain paper... I am full of admiration for new Vmax. I'm surprised how well it does handle, it could do with the pegs set higher as I have scraped them on the ground. A certain paper said you feel King of the road and I feel that is true.
Build quality is good with a look that gets everyone starring.
My only faults are small fuel tank you need to fill up every 90 miles.
I can only compare it to the dival my friend has 1 but I haven't been out with him since I purchased it.
It is still a little expensive but more reasonable than it was a year or so ago down from £19000 to 15000.
Overall I'm happy with the Vmax and am looking forward to next summer

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2 months ago
Douglas
Overall rating
5/5
Yamaha Fz6 600 Fazer
The box rack is of excellent quality and looks great. Normal Yamaha product. The box rack is of excellent quality and looks great. Normal Yamaha product.

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2 months ago
Craig
Overall rating
3/5
Yamaha Fazer8 Abs Touring
This bike is a good all round bundle, when I first obtained the bike it had a constant bounce on the front end that could be felt through the handle bars, it was resolved... This bike is a good all round bundle, when I first obtained the bike it had a constant bounce on the front end that could be felt through the handle bars, it was resolved to a degree by the Yamaha Dealer. I have also had a problem with the fuel as at around 4K RPM the bike seems to run a little too weak on the mixture and you can feel the bike very slightly accelerate and decelerate around the 4K RPM of the engine. This I was told was due to the emissions controls placed on the bikes and would be sorted at the next service, which I have not yet had at 6K. It also seems to be a little under powered for an 800 cc engine as my sons Yamaha 600cc Diversion does accelerate away a little faster than my Fazer which is a little annoying as you will understand but it pulls well up hill. But overall a good bike for the money. It handles well and likes going around corners, it also carries a pillion well as my wife and I are comparing it to my last bike which was a Yamaha XJR 13OO

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2 months ago
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