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★★★★★

“fantastic first big bike!”

Written on: 13/07/2013 by tomthespark2011 (1 review written)

this was my first bike after passing my DAS course so i was on the hunt for my first proper big bike and along came a thundercat. It really is a superb bike, just cant fault it. The upsides - . loads of grunt, far more than needed. its pulls in 2nd gear pretty bloody hard and will take you well over 100mph. . its a good looking bike, everywhere it goes it gets comments, mine is all red, and to be fair, it does look the bizz! . it corners brilliantly and is very smooth on the way out of… Read Full Review

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“Thundercat AKA "Mumra"”

Written on: 12/10/2012 by Blackdog1975 (1 review written)

I've owned my Thundercat for just 4 months, bought her from a chap who owns a bike shop so she's in great condition, I'm the 8th owner but she feels like I'm the first. First gear a slow steering is like dragging a truch trough treacle, but get her in second and she purrs through all other gears, mph, corners like shes dancing on ice. I almost contemplated selling her, as i've started doing track days, but..... Don't know if i could live without her. Honestly, if your contemplating buying one… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Very notorious gearbox”

Written on: 11/10/2012

The biggest flaw of this bike: gearbox. Bikes of this generation are very notorious for their 2nd gear issues. The dogs on the 2nd gear cogs wear out pretty soon than many other bikes, which leaves it exposed to grinding every time you shift. I had been jumping from 1st to 3rd to avoid this, but my neighbourhood is traffic-less,nothing like a typical neighbourhood. I can manage many turns in 3rd gear, barely able to keep it from stalling. A few times while shifting down from 3rd to 1st… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“11 years and still in love with my Cat”

Written on: 12/09/2012

I have had my Cat for 11 years black orange and silver, bought her when she was 12 months old in 2001 with 1200 on the clock it was love at first sight, now has 20,000 and still excites me when I stab the starter button to go for a blast,fitted Motad stainless steel downpipes only 2 years ago with Quill exhaust (sounds awsome) fast, comfortable, reliable, beautiful,gears can be a bit lumpy in 1st but after that silky and smooth, clutch nice and light changing up or down is so easy… Read Full Review

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“1996 YZF 600 R”

Written on: 10/11/2011 by johna6968 (1 review written)

I had been looking at all the makes in the 600 bracket and was on the verge of buying the very popular Suzuki Bandit.. Found myself passing a local bike shop and called in for a browse. A friend had previously mentioned the 600 Thundercat but I had set my heart on the bandit. In the corner of the shop was a very smart blue sport style bike. On closer inspection it turned out to be a 1996 YZF 600 R in R1 blue. My jaw nearly hit the floor and fell in love immediately and knew I had to have it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Having owned close to 40 bikes since 1980, the...”

Written on: 02/03/2011

Having owned close to 40 bikes since 1980, the thundercat is my favorite.I have had every type of bike,This bike absolutely does it all. It is bloody fast when wound up, Excellent two up, Handles, Looks lovely in black( which mine is)Is reliable,Mega comfortable( since turning clip ons upside down!)Last may did first long trip with mate, france and spain. Travelled 2500 land miles, taking 1 wk.did 400 miles some days, he couldnt walk at times after getting off his honda cbf600, I had no such… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“this is the best bike i ever had, i had few biks bfor...”

Written on: 23/02/2011

this is the best bike i ever had, i had few biks bfor this one, but this is the best so far, fast powerful, and very confortble, yamaha one of the best bikes ever, had an fz6 wonderful too, but im in love with my yzf 600, rapid response on the roade, like every thing about this bike, the fact of the matter is i love it, recomend this bike to every body, it is a bike for all levels of riders, profestionals, begeners, etc, bfor buying my bike did my reserch and all i found was wonderful things… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I've had my Tcat for 1 yr, first big bike since my...”

Written on: 19/11/2010

I've had my Tcat for 1 yr, first big bike since my vtr250. Straight away I rode this bike like I'd been riding a bigger bike for years. It is so much fun. It's very forgiving, and holds very well braking fast into the bends. Actually the brakes are awesome overall. My partner loves the comfort of the wide pillion seat. The weight of the bike is good for stability at top motorway speeds in high winds with a pillion. This bike gets lots of looks and is ultra reliable. My yoshi pipe compliments… Read Full Review

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“Back in 2003 I was riding round on a tired H reg CBR...”

Written on: 25/09/2010

Back in 2003 I was riding round on a tired H reg CBR 600 when my next door neighbour brought home his brand new T-Cat. I immediately took it for a spin and fell in love with it vowing to get myself one. I've now owned my S plate for 2 1/2 years and love every ride either going to work or a quick ride to the shops. Budget is a big priority for me and these are generally cheaper than the CBR's/R6's. Passed my test back in 1988 so it wasn't my 1st big bike. I'm now an advanced rider with a fair… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“First big bike after passing my test. Was worried at...”

Written on: 25/09/2010

First big bike after passing my test. Was worried at first but the bike is easy to ride and sticks to the road very well. I have had new dunlop sport tyres fitted which are excellent. Had to replace the manifold as they tend to rust. Brought a venom one on Ebay for £129.99 (bargain). Bike is very fast and keeps pace with my mates R6!!! OverallI would recommend this bike to everyone new rider or old as it is the perfect all rounder. I use mine for work and pleasure and copes with both very well… Read Full Review

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Nwcat's Comment

Written on: 05/12/2013

great bike love it, mines a 1999 orange black silver, it's fast if you give it some and will keep up with most modern 600.
Its very solid on the road and feels secure, if twitchy in corners check tyre preassure, I think this bike is one of yamaha's unsung greats and still turns heads, i want to own more cats in time...buy one you wont regret it.

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★★★★★

“The Thundercat is a FANTASTIC bike!!! It's my first...”

Written on: 04/08/2010

The Thundercat is a FANTASTIC bike!!! It's my first big bike and it's wonderful! I've been lucky enough to be in a club where the other members have let me try out their bikes so I've been on loads of bigger and smaller bikes of all styles and not a single one compares to the 'cat. it's got a great range: easy to ride in slow moving traffic and at high speeds. As long as the engine's on it's effortless, you think it, it does it but as a girl I find it a bit bulky when I have to move it… Read Full Review

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“Hi there, i had my cat 3 years and done 15400 miles on...”

Written on: 16/06/2010

Hi there, i had my cat 3 years and done 15400 miles on it, bought it in 2008. its is totally standard, i go out with the lads on bigger and newer bikes and it holds its own. very fast awesome brakes and still looks stylish. between 120/180 per tank of fuel, very reliable with effortless hadling, suspension can be mathced for comfort or ability very easily. a full tool kit is under the seat to make thos adjustments. a good bike for two up having a wide passender seat. excellet for fitting… Read Full Review

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“I only passed my test a couple of months ago after...”

Written on: 03/03/2010 by Dougie4ft (1 review written)

I only passed my test a couple of months ago after riding a 125 for a year and was looking at a CBR 600F, but was let down on a sale so ended up buying a Yamaha Thundercat and am over the freakin moon! It is a great 1st big bike and has a massive amount of poke when I learned how to ride it and a smooth tourer when the revs are down. Below 4k revs it feels slow, but off the lights up to about 110mph it's a rocket when revved as it should and would beat many of the so called 'proper sports… Read Full Review

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“the thunder cat is just a serious machine, with loads...”

Written on: 24/02/2010

the thunder cat is just a serious machine, with loads of power, keep that rev above 4ooo and u have a rocket on 2 wheels. Overtaking is a breeze, the gearbox can be a bit rough changing down but u can live with that. .Over all my thundercat is the buisness with loads of extras including a yoshi pipe.I would recommend this bike 2 any one. I just love it… Read Full Review

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“The Thundercat seriously is an unbelievable machine....”

Written on: 15/02/2010

The Thundercat seriously is an unbelievable machine. I've ridden the 99 ZX6R and the more modern 03 Yamaha R6 and I have to say the Thundercat blew them both away.

I love the low end grunt coming out of the corner.. you can really dump the clutch and whack on the throttle without the front end even twitching, she stays stuck to the ground and goes like a bullet.. in doing this I've even blown my mate away on his 954!!!

The only problem i have with it is getting parts for it. Same as most… Read Full Review

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“After passing my DAS i really wanted a CBR600F but...”

Written on: 14/12/2009

After passing my DAS i really wanted a CBR600F but could not find anything within budget that was of any interest. I did not even know the Thundercat existed but found it through review comparisons with the honda. The Yam is much better priced so you do get more 4 your money and is a good looking bike! My wife brought this for me and me and i LOVE it!!!! Its a fantastic ride with loads of pace especially over 7000prm! the front wheeel comes up in first and in 6th gear the power band does not… Read Full Review

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“Brillaint bike its my first ever road bike its fast...”

Written on: 19/11/2009

Brillaint bike its my first ever road bike its fast enought to keep up with the sports bikes like gxsr 600 and r6's till around 140mph which is fast enough would recomed to anyone road my mates sv650 the otherday and its miles better and faster ideal starter bike, all my mates take the mick coz its a sports tourer and there on soprts bikes but i allways keep up or just over take them i must have bigger balls than them… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Perfect first big bike.”

Written on: 16/10/2009

Perfect first big bike… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great bike and well under rated.I have had my yamaha...”

Written on: 21/07/2009

Great bike and well under rated.I have had my yamaha yzf-600r since Febraury and done 6000 miles so far. Really comfy and compared to a lot sports bikes today mid range is better. Dont be fooled by many write ups about this bike not being fast or having the power. I have also had a cbr600f and although it doesnt corner as planted as a honda it is much more fun to ride.
Being a girlie the seat is quite wide so if your short you might struggle.
I am now looking at a thuderace and loved this… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Yamaha YZF-600R Thundercat 600 locally...”

Written on: 18/07/2009

I bought my Yamaha YZF-600R Thundercat 600 locally with 7200 miles full service history running on synthetic oil with oxford soft luggage. Black screen black headlamp cover which go with the black gold and silver paint scheme and micron end can. This bike had been loved.
It's now done 11,500miles I've had a new rear tyre, back brakes and a new clutch which I was surprised about as it had only done 10,00 miles it only cost £100 to put an up rated ebc replacement in.
I have also had to fit a new… Read Full Review

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Tcatmarty666's Comment

Written on: 09/03/2011

I found this review very helpful because...it seems to sum up all the positive feeds that so many people re-iterate, I ve had my T-cat for nearly three years, not a moment of regret, all year rider, (the good and the bad),
<br/>still get between 170 + to over 200 to a full tank, bits are gr8( loads available)just search!!! , just about to do wavys, polish wheels - new down pipes, and a twin exhaust conversion should be good for another 3 years and polish the hell out of all the metal bits (deep candy red)- in the summer is amazing, the overall package with the Cat, is confidence inspiring enough to have fun but - we must all remember not to push the boundries TOOOOO much, nearly 15k in under 3 years, life with the T-Cat is really good.
<br/>martin
<br/>Essex.

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