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★★★★☆

“First muscle bike! What a find..........”

Written on: 23/08/2013

Just picked up my third bike (previous Triumph 900 triple and BMW boxer) and fell for the retro looks of this black, with silver pinstripe, Yamaha XJR1300. It was an ex demo bike with just a couple of hundred miles on the clock - absolutely love it! Like many other reviews, I noticed the wind effect above 70 ish, so went for a small Givi screen which is rather discreet and doesn't detract from those naked lines at all, but makes a huge difference on the pure comfort and enjoyability of the… Read Full Review

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“yep put a screen on makes a difference recommend a givi”

Written on: 18/06/2013

bought a 2002 1300 sp love it put a givi screen on it definately makes a difference to wind and looks bought mine from twisted throttle they come with full instructions and mounts and bolts are stainless they are in the us im in queensland aus am very happy with the product and wouldnt hesitate to recomend them to anyone.im not a sales person for them just a happy customer which it what it is all about … Read Full Review

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“My Second XJR1300sp”

Written on: 04/05/2013 by VJMC1 (2 reviews written)

Bought my first XJR new in 2001 had it for 3 years added full acroprovic exhaust system, gas flowed head, nitro, quick shiftier.Then sadly I sold it since then Ive owned Many Jap sports bikes, Harley's and BM's but always wanted another XJR so Ive taken the plunge and bought another and I love it. They are real bikes and are comfortable fast and most of all fun. I wont be selling any time soon. Ive already started buying bits cant help it… Read Full Review

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Paulwright5's Response to VJMC1's Review

Written on: 10/06/2013

I have had bandits Kawasaki,s etc bought my xjr November 2012 the performance is good its fast and handles fantastic you feel confident on the xjr If I was to sell this bike my next one would be another xjr I don't have a garage so the bike is left to face the elements with all the rain over the past 6 months there is still no signs of rust build quality is good and very reliable the only minor problem is fuel consumption the bandit 1250 was more economical by about 4 to 5 miles per gallon

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Steveizett's reply to Paulwright5's Comment

Written on: 04/08/2013

Hi there. I have a 2006 bandit 1200 and i am considering buying a 2003 xjr, how does the xjr compare ? Thanks.

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★★★★★

“Real Bikers Machine - Sheer enjoyment - Read on!!!”

Written on: 03/04/2013 by moranloz (1 review written)

As an owner of a Honda CB750 in the early 70s which was the greatest super bike of the age, I havn't found another machine to touch it, apart from the Yammy XJR My 2006 (Normally aspirated) XJR is the greatest retro bike in the world! 1970s styling with new millennium technology makes this bike the greatest! ! Easy to maintain, easy on drive chain, dead reliable, timeless styling and an overall winner. Fuel consumption heavy if you really 'gas it', take it a little easy and you can get… Read Full Review

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“Nothing better than an XJR1300”

Written on: 08/10/2012 by XJRLover (1 review written)

This is my fourth bike and best yet. Sure it is big and heavy but you don't notice it when you start riding, very nimble and handles great. Loads of torque, very comfortable and sounds great too with killer retro looks. Quite thirsty when using the engine fully but if fairly frugal when touring within the speed limit. All in all a great bike!… Read Full Review

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“PURE MUCSLE AND GRUNT”

Written on: 23/06/2012 by blackflyer (2 reviews written)

Ive owned my 05 XJR for 5 years now just clocked up 10k so quite low milage. Used every day to commute only 5 miles away,but very busy traffic.so has the grunt and attitude to deal with(with nice 4into1 Remus). I looked at buying something new this year but could not find a bike Id rather ride so keeping Xjr.There is no replacement for such a beast. Very reliable,never done anything other that plug's,filter's and oil etc. Heavy,sh*t on fuel,paint job cr*p, but you got to love it… Read Full Review

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“Yamaha XJR1300”

Written on: 02/06/2012 by mozthegreat (1 review written)

Bought mine with only 2090 miles on the clock, a 59 plate from wood's in abergele north wales for £4800 i love the look of muscle bike's and the xjr is one of the nicest, they look just like proper motorbike's and the comfort on this thing last's for age's so it's great for long distance riding. One of it's greatest strength's is it's low down drive (torque) it has the strength to pull down a tree and give's you a all mighty buzz going forward, on fuel it's pretty thirsty, on bend's it does… Read Full Review

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“beast with a brain”

Written on: 12/01/2012 by 11cobbs11 (1 review written)

I have a 1999 xjr1300 its smooth and packs plenty of grunt , low down torque is absolutely amazing!! its comfy and the relaxed riding position is great , very easy to ride. Its what I want on a bike living in Brisbane Australia , yeah its big and intimidating around town a real head turner in traffic....I love the feel when it takes off on the motorway the powerful engine just purrs effortlessly..dislikes are needs a sixth gear and I dont have a screen on mine so you get all the windblast óh… Read Full Review

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Patrickthompson's Response to 11cobbs11's Review

Written on: 04/03/2013

Hi. I put a screen on my 2002 XJR 1300 & it transformed the bike seriously no more whiplash from the wind . Cheers PAt in Cork Ireland.

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★★★★★

“9 years ( summer use only )”

Written on: 11/09/2011

bought mine at 2 months old saw it standing outside a bike shop and thought what a smart looking bike ! had a test ride and bought it there and then, in nine years of admittedly summer i/e warm rain riding it has never let me down, it has had a new battery and the choke cable snapped after the first winter, but that has been it. Can be rough on rear tyres and is not the best on fuel, on the other hand thats all its going to cost you, a small amount of paint has peeled off the engine, but other… Read Full Review

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“Been riding for 21yrs now last bike a zx9r,the xjr is...”

Written on: 25/01/2010

Been riding for 21yrs now last bike a zx9r,the xjr is way more comfy! almost forgot what made me get into bikes in the first place untill i rode the big yamaha, a raw bike with a great smooth feel.Very cheap to insure very cheap to service.The power is low down torque and just where you need it.
Its a brilliant bike that oozes character,for the money its the best buy you will find in the world of motorcycles.


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Patrickthompson's Comment

Written on: 04/03/2013

I fully agree on this one

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“i rode streetfighterd bandits for a while untill i got...”

Written on: 22/01/2009 by marktheglass (1 review written)

i rode streetfighterd bandits for a while untill i got a blue xjr1300sp,its torque is very good, good on long trips , good on petrol ,handles quite good looks brilliant, i love it , my ones a 2000 model but i would like a brand new one very nice bike, looks old school still… Read Full Review

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“I bought a 12 month old Yamaha XJR1300 sports bike in...”

Written on: 26/04/2005 by Yozzer (1 review written)

I bought a 12 month old Yamaha XJR1300 sports bike in 2000 with 3000 miles on the clock. It has loads of smooth power right through the revs. The brakes are the same as used on the R1 so no problems there. I had it for 18 months and sold it to my mate who still has it now. When it gets hot there is a top end rattle (may be the oil he used) I had no problems while I owned it. A real muscle bike with mild manners around town. Hope you like polishing bikes!… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Would buy one tomorrow if mine was stolen. ”

Written on: 15/03/2011

Would buy one tomorrow if mine was stolen.
What a nimble bike for the size and weight with plenty of MUSCLE
The XJR 1300 is a joy to ride and is a great looking machine that turns heads .
I have riden this bike for over 2 year on some of western australias best and worst roads and never got off the bike feeling drained of energy due to the upright sitting postion, its easy to ride, handles well and is very reliable.It has a punch between 5000 to 6500 rpm it pulls like a train , great when you… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Top machine..owned one for the last 10 years and it...”

Written on: 14/03/2011

Top machine..owned one for the last 10 years and it hasn't missed a beat..good all rounder..can keep up with the pocket rockets and also great for touring… Read Full Review

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“The XJR is a good ride, I have found it does all the...”

Written on: 22/12/2010 by oldskool1515 (1 review written)

The XJR is a good ride, I have found it does all the things I need in a bike. A cool looking oldskool rero bike. It is a very good tourer one up or two up. If I want to have play it's strong engine and handling, means I can have some fun. I have after market mufflers and it sound good. I think Yamaha got it right :)… Read Full Review

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“As with a lot of you I bought it for it's gorgeous...”

Written on: 09/11/2010

As with a lot of you I bought it for it's gorgeous look and engine, it looks fast parked! Mines a red sp and I bought it 6 years old with 4,000 genuine miles on the clock, which I doubled the first year.All they must have done was polish it! I'm approaching 60 and this is the finest all round machine I've ever owned. It does have bad points such as poor metal quality (pitting on forks and cam covers) and the frame paint looks thin, but otherwise what a machine! You could leave it in top gear… Read Full Review

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“bl..dy excellent all round bike great to get on and...”

Written on: 14/06/2010

bl..dy excellent all round bike great to get on and have fun you can scare the sh.t out your self quite easy… Read Full Review

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“Bought my xjr1300 after a break from bikes and wanted...”

Written on: 30/05/2010

Bought my xjr1300 after a break from bikes and wanted to try a more upright position after the sports 600 I last owned. The bike is easily the best bike I have owned. The high torque at low revs is very pleasing, it is light and easy to ride for a big bike and with handsome looks, it ticks all the boxes for me. The brakes are very good but the fuel consumption is quite heavy but I suppose thats to be expected for a big machine. I do find the older colour schemes a bit more interesting than the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Bought my XJR1300 new in 2009. Had some big bikes...”

Written on: 18/04/2010

Bought my XJR1300 new in 2009. Had some big bikes before but the fuel injected XJR is more refined than some. Because its naked its tempting to put a screen on, but that would spoil the ride and the looks. Horses for courses, I'd prefer to use my VFR for long distances. The XJR is for pure pleasure and general tomfoolery, and because you can't sustain 90+ for long its good for my license.
It accelerates like stink. The biggest shove I have ever felt on any mode of transport including a Boeing… Read Full Review

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“ i just traded my 97 thunderbird which i loved and...”

Written on: 08/02/2010

i just traded my 97 thunderbird which i loved and thought Wat have done but brought my 2007 xjr with only 605miles yes thats right605 on a 07 i have done 300 miles only coz of the weather {snow]i love it looks great sounds great fitted a bewoulf its nearly run in cant wait 4 the summer when i can really play on her as 4 the tunderbird that i said i would never sell no regrets sorry triumph… Read Full Review

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