I am 6ft2 and rugby player, so I needed a bike who was going to be just the right size, economical, solid and easy to look after. Weaknesses: Image is its only weakness and possibly its low prices which work to make buyers happy but seems to be the yard stick by which many measure it. In truth, not much comes close. The bike, which itself had a curb weight of 445 pounds, had a rated carrying capacity of 440 pounds. To use these late type friction plates remove the old clutch plate separator O-Rings discard , and add 1 additional steel drive plate and replace all 6 old type thick friction plates with 7pc. If they had a power band and a extra gear.
The two valve per cylinder engine was no technological marvel, but it was reliable and easy to live with. Wash mine once a week and still looks ok. The bike is rated at about ~53kw ~72hp from the factory, and it is delivered smoothly and predictably, making it a very easy bike to operate. Do you really need to reach 160mph? I like the bike, wish the foot controls were a tad further back, but it is nice to ride. The engine has no internal or external damage, just needs cleaning up. Also check out our at Bikez. Find a Insurance group: 9 of 17 — compare quotes now.
Anyone wanting more fairing could order lowers from Yamaha, as well as a belly pan, centerstand and luggage rack. The 38mm front fork had no adjustments possible, and provided a reasonable 5. The seat and suspensions are comfortable, the handling is newbie friendly, the service is cheap and the parts very easy to find. Did everything asked of it, and provided a fair bit of fun. I was also doing a wheelie and spinning all the way down the track.
A quartet of 26mm Mikuni constant-velocity carburetors fed the combustion chambers, and while ridden hard the consumption might drop to 40 mpg, the average was more like 50 mpg. It was capable of carrying two people comfortably, but anyone interested in going seriously fast was advised to limit the weight to about 250 pounds. These are the guys who parted with their hard-earned and who use it like you bought it. A same year bandit would probably cost near enough twice what I paid and I doubt would be any happier. Strengths: Good on fuel, enough power, easy to look after, solid engine good value for money. Ask questions Join the group or the general group. Great city bike with low-end torque.
Exhaust is prone to rust and wheel bearings are known to fail. Owners won't outgrow it in a year. Fantastic as a commuter, just goes and goes. The suspension is a bit soggy. Weaknesses: Not the prettiest of bikes. Just a good basic solid bike ideal for everyday commuting.
The top speed is about 58-60 mph They are quick! Wasn't really as big a step up as I'd imagined which was a pleasant surprise, and it's nice to have that bit of extra power, even if it's not a crotch rocket; being able to accelerate to 70 without having to have a good tailwind and a steep downhill slope whilst the little 125 engine bounces off its rev limiter is a refreshing change. Bikez has a high number of users looking for used bikes. Whenever you order one of those, you get a full whee … lie bar kit, optional turbo-charger, and full drag body-gear. Like many others, I looked for a Bandit to start and even test drived a few. Be who you are, and ignore the power rangers. So a 07 Yamaha yz125's top speed would be about 124. Each time it seems when I pull up at the lights next to R1's etc stretch and groan and in these days of speed traps and of course idiot car drivers keeping your speed down a bit ain't a bad idea!! It would would also be good for city commuting.
But it took at least five miles before the engine warmed sufficiently to behave itself. Mine seems to pull top gear well from about 45 and just felt right from the off. Sporting a pair of overhead camshafts and a 10:1 compression ratio, some 45 horsepower at 8,200 rpm would be turning the rear wheel. If you want the record for the ftop speed, check the Bonnieville salt flat records, if your looking how fast you can get the bike to go, that depends on the gearing, tune-up, and if its stock etc. A cheap set of wheels.
Faults: Firstly: I haven't touched the engine. The brake on the front was a 12. Choke seems to do nothing but starts okay anyway and annoying vibration at 50mph but the at least the encourages me to crack on just a little faster. To use these late type friction plates remove the old clutch plateseparator O-Rings discard , and add 1 additional steel drive plate and replaceall 6 old type thick friction plates with 7pc. Engine and transmission : 599.