Yamaha MOTORCYCLE REVIEWS

Honest Yamaha motorcycle reviews from customers who compared motorbike insurance quotes using The Bike Insurer. Find out what it’s really like to live with a Yamaha!

Yamaha Motorbike Reviews

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4.5 / 5
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Rider Rating - 1237 Reviews

Value for money
4.6 / 5
Comfort
4.2 / 5
Brakes Handling
4.4 / 5
Engine
4.4 / 5
Quality Reliability
4.5 / 5

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Why Choose a Yamaha Motorbike?

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!

Where can I get Yamaha motorbike insurance quotes>

You can compare insurance quotes with The Bike Insurer and pick from the cheapest prices available.

And no matter what Yamaha model you own, The Bike Insurer will be able to help you find a great insurance deal.

Yamaha motorbike rider reviews

Yamaha is one of the most known and trusted motorcycle manufacturers worldwide but this doesn’t mean it’s definitely going to be what you’re looking for.

So that you can ‘try before you buy’ in a way, we display reviews from other bikers who have experience of riding Yamahas.

They can help give you a better idea of what it’s like to ride to ride one of the Japanese motorbikes, focusing on points like Comfort and Brakes. They may even mention insurance costs!

So, if you think that sounds useful, have a read of the Yamaha reviews listed below.

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Yamaha Motorbike Reviews

We asked customers of The Bike Insurer to review their motorbikes. Real Yamaha owners gave their bikes a score of 4.5 out of 5 from 1237 reviews.

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Anonymous
Overall rating
5/5
Yamaha MT-07 ABS (47)

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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1 month ago
Sid
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha FJR 1300AE (144 HP)
Upgraded from a gen 3 FJR primarily for cruise control as most of my journeys​ are touring and nice to relax my right hand at times. My old Fjr I had to change the rear... Upgraded from a gen 3 FJR primarily for cruise control as most of my journeys​ are touring and nice to relax my right hand at times. My old Fjr I had to change the rear shock as I found it soft when riding two up, but this model had suspension adjustable modes on the dash, so I can adjust to any riding conditions.It has a six speed box which gives you that cruising speed comfort by reducing the revs slightly, and the slipper clutch is very smooth. I noticed also I don,t have that excessive rear drive backlash clunk , which drove me crazy on our old bike. The touring mode allows for a slower throttle pick up and my wife now doesn,t continually bang her helmet off mine when changing gear. Their are various other differences such as Led lighting , cornering lights, etc but very happy with my purchase and glad I made the upgrade.

Rider Rating

Value for money
4 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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1 month ago
Wayne
Overall rating
5/5
Yamaha X-MAX 250

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
5 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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1 month ago
Jeremy
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha XJ 600 S DIVERSION
I love my Divvie. It is a very early one. A motorcycle journalist friend reckoned Yamaha made over a quarter of a million of them. The frame number on my bike is 965. The... I love my Divvie. It is a very early one. A motorcycle journalist friend reckoned Yamaha made over a quarter of a million of them. The frame number on my bike is 965. The previous owner had set it up well for touring, with higher bars, heated grips and a full set of Krauser mk1 luggage. I added a taller screen, a Scottoiler and a satellite tracker. The bike is easy to live with. The engine is a simple 2-valves per cylinder motor, and easy to work on. I gave it a full service, balanced the carbs, replaced a couple of shims, fitted stainless silencers to complement the OE stainless downpipes, and rode it 2,200 miles from Northern Scotland to the Algarve. The only failure was the speedo drive, which was easy to source on eBay, and easy to fit. Some say the Diversion is a little boring, and compared to a Fireblade, it probably is. I couldn't have done the journey on a Fireblade though. Sometimes comfort, simplicity and reliability are more important than plain excitement. The Divvie has proven to be an excellent tourer, with just the right balance of power, frugality and size. It is not a large, unwieldy bike like an ST1100 Pan European, yet it can go anywhere the ST can, and probably use a lot less fuel. My style of riding will regularly return mid-40's MPG. The tank range is an easy 120 miles, before having to go onto reserve. Not as much as my BMW R75/6, but at 100 miles, it's time to take a break, anyway. I changed the chain and sprockets, and took the opportunity to replace the 16-tooth engine sprocket eith a 17-tooth item. To be honest, there doesn't seem to be a lot of difference, except the annoying 60 MPH buzz now comes in at 70. The handling is reassuringly predictable, and well-behaved. The brakes are more than adequate, and the controls and switches well-placed. The Diversion is often lauded as an excellent first "big" bike, and I can see why. The pillion seat is just as comfortable as the rider's perch, very important if you want to take the missus for a spin. It has good, solid grab-handles for 'er behind. Having ridden all the way down to the Algarve, I'm actually looking forward to the return journey in September. I love my Divvie, and don't plan on selling it any time soon.

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
4 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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1 month ago
Allan Richard
Overall rating
4/5
Yamaha FZ6 600 FAZER

Rider Rating

Value for money
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Brakes Handling
0 / 5
Engine
3 / 5
Quality Reliability
0 / 5
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1 month ago
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