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★★★★★

“Surprisingly good bike!”

Written on: 13/12/2011 by FrogsLegs (1 review written)

Slated by journalists who get their kicks out of high powered irrelevant race bikes, this is a great, if a little underpowered stable, roadster in the classic sense with fuss-free shaft drive 60mpg & low running costs. Good for touring & commuting, not so good around Oulton Park :o)… Read Full Review

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“Try One before you dismiss one.”

Written on: 02/08/2011 by bigtwinthing1 (1 review written)

I have owned mine for 1 year, and it was bought to slow me down after losing my licence on a Fazer FZ1. I wanted it as its air cooled, easy to maintain,has a shaft drive,R1 brakes and good fuel consumptiom. I have joined a "forum" and they have been a great help in modifying the bike and making it so much more fun. I have removed the "carb restricters", changed to a K&N filter, put thicker oil in the forks, and Removed the AIS unit and got a pair of Carbon cans on and had it dyno,d the… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to bigtwinthing1's Review

Written on: 05/07/2012

As a very new Bulldog owner (just left a deposit tonight!), I'm intrigued to know what the carb restrictions are that you mention. Cheers! Carlos

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Carlosthejackal1970's Response to bigtwinthing1's Review

Written on: 05/07/2012

Intrigued to know what the carb restrictions are that you mention ... just put down my deposit on my first Bulldog tonight, so I'm about the newest owner you could imagine. Cheers! Carlos

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★★★★★

“I have owned many bikes over many years, and just...”

Written on: 18/04/2011 by bulldog65 (1 review written)

I have owned many bikes over many years, and just traded a 1200s bandit for a 2004 BT1100 with 5000 miles on the clock. It is very well finished,and lollops along a quite a rate. I use that word as it best decribes the way it goes. It has a lot of useable power and is easy to ride in traffic with stacks of urge for the motorway.Having got used to the 1200 Bandit which would accelerate and go on and on at a terrific pace until you backed off,(I never reached its full potential) the bulldog is… Read Full Review

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“Not the bike for a racer! I live in Switzerland,...”

Written on: 17/02/2011

Not the bike for a racer! I live in Switzerland, plenty of hill, passes, narrow roads and then on to Germany where the Autobahn has no speed restrictions. This bike copes with all of it without fuss and performs well in town on stop-start busy road use. The range is more than adequate and it performs OK with 2 up (and we are not lightweights). I have owned a few bikes (more than fingers) and since my z650 died in London in the eighties I have never so much wanted just to get on a bike and ride… Read Full Review

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“GREAT CRUISER, ECONOMICAL - 60+MPG, LOOKS GREAT,...”

Written on: 13/12/2009

GREAT CRUISER, ECONOMICAL - 60+MPG, LOOKS GREAT, FABULOUS VALUE FOR MONEY… Read Full Review

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“Just rode 140 miles home from buying my mint bulldog...”

Written on: 18/11/2009

Just rode 140 miles home from buying my mint bulldog in the rain and horrendous wind and i loved it , well planted , safe , easy to ride and suprisingly fast ,lovely gearbox (i had a tdm yuk )and those fuel aftermarket cans make it sound like a harley, overall bloody great!!!… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog to kerb my...”

Written on: 08/09/2009

I bought my Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog to kerb my enthusiasm for balls out racing and hopefully to live a bit longer. I have done over 10,000 miles commuting and touring and it has been utterly reliable, totally predictable and I have never felt unsafe on it. If you buy one you should remove the restrictor in the carb and fit stronger springs in the front forks. I ride mine quickly and can generally keep up with the pack on the twisties but I am left for dead on the straights. It could easily pull… Read Full Review

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“Bought my Bulldog 2 weeks ago after an 11 year break...”

Written on: 12/06/2009 by TheMaff (1 review written)

Bought my Bulldog 2 weeks ago after an 11 year break from bikes. I`m so impressed with my ride, it`s great in town as you`re sat upright enough to see over cars and enough power for me at the moment. Handling is spot on so ignore the reports of header pipes touching down in the bends, (at the end of the day,it`s not a R1 so don`t try and ride it like one!!) . I`ve got some aftermarket pipes on order, one of the first things I did, and I`m looking at different jets to sort out some fueling… Read Full Review

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“The Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog is a brilliant bike (mine is...”

Written on: 11/02/2009

The Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog is a brilliant bike (mine is a 2001 reg) good fun,lovely to ride,not many about..Good looking,good handling. Plenty of torque,nice burble from exhaust,low maintenance,long time between re-fuelling,comfortable. Only bad point is could do with another gear… Read Full Review

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“I bought the Yamaha Bulldog on an 04 plate when it was...”

Written on: 05/05/2008

I bought the Yamaha Bulldog on an 04 plate when it was 1 year old.
It has performed faultlessly from then till now and sailed through one MOT already without a hitch.
There isn't a road you can't enjoy with this bike as the handling, brakes and low rpm power mean you can enjoy the ride without working too hard. The shaft drive delivers smooth power and maintains the nice style lines of the bike.
Have done over 20,000 miles on my Bulldog and it just keeps on going.
If you own a crotch rocket, give… Read Full Review

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“Engine on the Yamaha Bulldog is powerfull enough...”

Written on: 04/05/2008 by trip out (1 review written)

Engine on the Yamaha Bulldog is powerfull enough smooth and lots of torque. Brakes have lots of stopping power. Went for a short ride one sunny sunday when i got back i had done 286 miles, I did not have any sore bits and i could have gone around again. the bike is reliable and is a pleasure to ride. The exhaust note is deep and I have noticed that when there are dog around they start barking back at the Bulldog. Its low tech and reliable, looks good, sounds good, and will still be going in… Read Full Review

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“An excellent all-rounder. Just bought my 2nd one. Went...”

Written on: 23/04/2008 by dyives (1 review written)

An excellent all-rounder. Just bought my 2nd one. Went to Andorra last month, didn't miss a beat. Gone from an 05 BT to a 07 BT with only 1800 miles on clock. Expecting more fun. Shame they've stopped making them. Also had BMW1000lt X2 Both buzzzzed at low revs. Also had Moto Guzzi 1000 Cali with faults before 1000miles. Yam BT 1100 no probs (13000m)… Read Full Review

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“I bought a used one on an 02 plate and it was great...”

Written on: 20/04/2008 by Bedfordshire Bulldog (3 reviews written)

I bought a used one on an 02 plate and it was great value - from new I may not have thought of it, but am very happy that I chose this over a Fazer/Bandit/Hornet… Read Full Review

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“Converted over from H-D......no regrets...more miles...”

Written on: 05/04/2008 by forrazzi (1 review written)

Converted over from H-D......no regrets...more miles less spanner work.....howa H-D should be built… Read Full Review

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“I have owned almost 20 bikes. HD,Triumphs (both...”

Written on: 28/03/2008 by Peter Lafrenz (1 review written)

I have owned almost 20 bikes. HD,Triumphs (both Merriden and Hinkley) but the Bulldog is(along with the 1986 HD fxrs low rider sport edition)is one of the nicest bikes I have ridden. Unless you are a suicide jockey,who just cant seem to get enough HP, the bulldog is the perfect motorcycle for you. It stands out, at least here in Copenhagen. Because of the lukewarm reception it got from the press, you can have a bike like no one else. I feel sad for those poor suckers who choose to buy their… Read Full Review

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“I traded in a Ducati ST4 to get my Yamaha Bulldog and...”

Written on: 16/02/2008

I traded in a Ducati ST4 to get my Yamaha Bulldog and I've never regretted it. The Yamaha has comfort and poise a plenty, while having enough poke to make life interesting.
My best trip so far was going to a school reunion in the Scottish Highlands, via the scenic route - up through Glen Shea and over the twisty mountain roads, to emerge elated and in one piece at Granton-on-Spey. The same route, done on the Ducati the previous year was an utter nightmare.
I've had it for 5 years now and my… Read Full Review

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“Moved onto a Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog from a Suzuki...”

Written on: 02/11/2007 by smudger55 (3 reviews written)

Moved onto a Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog from a Suzuki GSX600F and haven't regretted it! Rode from where I bought it 400 miles home and felt as if I could turn round and do the journey again, no sore wrists, back etc. Shaft drive very smooth and low maintenance. Low revving bike so no need to thrash. Bike press don't seem to like for some reason but I would never go back to a sports/sports tourer bike after riding this… Read Full Review

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