Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by Zookman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:23 pm

I expect I could get in the high 50's in 'Touring Mode'.... but I prefer the 'Sport Mode' so it just gets left in that.
I wouldn't take the computer as gospel though, mine always over reads by about 2 or 3 mpg.

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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by Sprockette » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:33 pm

DT125 isn't in there unfortunately, how many people have bad things to say about them? Power not withstanding. I loved mine, so glad it was my first bike, I'd love another.

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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by Bernard Smith » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:41 pm

djl50 wrote:1. Super Tenere XT1200Z (2010-present): 4.83/5

Built to rival BMW's GS and Ducati's Multistrada, it's clear that Yamaha wanted a slice of the adventure bike pie. The 1199cc twin puts out 109hp and 84ftlb of torque, managing an acceptable 42mpg. Could be worse when you consider the Super Tenere's hefty 261kg weight. It's extremely well-built and at £11,999, is £600 less than the GS. You may not get the BMW badge or the extensive options list, but Japanese reliability and peace of mind is a big 'yes please' when it comes to adventure bikes.

Owners reviews so a poll this is worth the paper it is written on.


I was talking to a Yamaha dealer (nice fella) about the accessories.

He said that nearly everything on the BMW is an optional extra? "Wheels sir, that'll be so much, ahhh, you want brakes as well......"

That's what he actually said about the 'standard' specs of the S10.


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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by wolf » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:07 am

Big tick for the XJR1300 from me...

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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by Bigtim » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:51 am

I personally don't care that my XT1200z only gets between 40 and 50 MPG, it's better than the car, more fun than the car and I love it, anyway it's not helped by it living in sport mode and I'm a fat bugger. Bikes are about fun and freedom and not economy, admittedly my XT660z does a whole lot better MPG and is as cheap as chips to use for the work commute.

For once I agree with a survey the 1200 is the best bike I've ever owned.

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Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by donebyadiesel » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:53 am

Yep it's all about the fun and yes it's a lot cheaper than my Q7 as an every dayer

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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by Paul_XRV750 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:45 pm

I'm getting approx 50mpg - more importantly bike is bulletproof.

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Re: Top 10 Yamahas - Visordown

Post by Tom94 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:44 pm

Paul-S wrote:No strokers in there

RD400, YR5,YDS7, any of the TZs
I think its just a modern top 10 chart Paul, we both know that the strokers are in a much higher league than all those bikes in the top 10 ;) :silly:

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