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“My favourite road bike...ever!”

Written on: 04/07/2015

I bought my first TRX 7 years ago with only 1500 miles on the clock. It suited me with its comfy riding position (but hard seat) and useable power. I did the standard mods - braided cables on the front (NOT needed on the back), Blue-spot callipers, Art cans, PD Oiler for the chain, Pirelli tyres, heated grips, hugger, paddock bobbins, & crash bungs. I loved it, but after 5 years I thought perhaps I'd have a change. I got an Aprilia Falco, but it was horrible - lumpy, heavy and… Read Full Review

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“Top Bike”

Written on: 06/12/2013

Had to have one. Purchased cheap, bit unloved. Spent lots of time polishing alloy parts and a lick of paint. Few more shiny bits. Looks better than a duke and has a awesome note care of Aussie made megacycle cans. All the usual brake mods. Would never consider selling… Read Full Review

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“I'm on my second TRX. Say no more! The old girl really...”

Written on: 04/05/2011

I'm on my second TRX. Say no more! The old girl really benefits from a BMC Air Filter (their part number 598-08) which produced four horsepower more than stock to over 86hp at the rear wheel with a set of Staintunes with their baffles removed. Fitting Yamaha blue spot calipers and a 19RCS Brembo master cylinder with braided lines sorts the braking, and as mentioned above, dropping the legs through the triple clamps by up to 25mm when fitted with a 120/70 front tyre sharpens up the steering and… Read Full Review

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Twisty's Comment

Written on: 21/09/2012

like the comment have done the same but also fitted a k&n air filter and streetfighterd mine looks great, get lots of looks and even more as ive had it painted kenny roberts with a twist ? love the trx and keeps up with the rest of the best on the road !!!!

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“If your reading this your probably looking for an...”

Written on: 05/02/2011

If your reading this your probably looking for an excuse to buy one. To justify your decision. I'm suggesting you buy it. The Trixie is one of those bikes that is a hard to explain bike. It really shouldn't be as good as it is ; but it is. It's the sort of bike that can only be appreciated by owning one. You can live with it ,it's affordable. It does what it's mean't to,and it does it well. It loves to be ridden with purpose as if your in some 24hr endurance race, where you get into your zone… Read Full Review

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“great fun,cheap speed for £1300.pulls like a train.”

Written on: 04/10/2009

great fun,cheap speed for £1300.pulls like a train… Read Full Review

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“I purchased the bike 2 months ago it had a worn big...”

Written on: 28/08/2009

I purchased the bike 2 months ago it had a worn big end assy, I have repaired this rebuilt the motor & have travelled 1500klm in the past couple of weeks, the bike is great to ride, light & nimble with that OLD BIKE sound, after my first ride on it I instantly put my Ducati Pantah up for sale & it went to a new owner very quickly, I did not tell him about the TRX till after money exchanged hands otherwise he would have seen how good it was
The bike has R1 calipers Staintune exhaust & a few… Read Full Review

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“ Being over 50, I went looking for a bike to enjoy ,...”

Written on: 26/07/2009 by dao1118 (1 review written)

Being over 50, I went looking for a bike to enjoy , was practical , reliable, easy to maintain , and had that classic look without sacrificing the advantages of modern technology.
I didn't shine to the yamaha V twin layout. The design in itself was impractical in it's layout as with the length of the motor,and spread mass, extra tooling costs, and the diffuclty of tuning, and that rear pot overheating, as opposed to the sensible twin layout. And besides, every man and his dogs got a V twin.
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Guest's Response to dao1118's Review

Written on: 31/08/2011

Excellent review. In time for me as I pick up my 99 TRX in a few days (with 75k km's on the clock) ... can't wait!

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Superchook's reply to Guest's Comment

Written on: 10/05/2013

You must feel as lucky as me. I am going up the road to look at a '99 model TRX850 myself. It also has 79000 kms on the clock.
I am trying to decide between a '98 YZF1000 Thunderace or the Rex.
Just sold my M109R after owning a '01 R1 and im not sure I want the 12000 rpm scream in my ears anymore. I am 54 by the way and want to enjoy my riding in a different way these days.
Cant afford4d a Duke and cant see what the fuss is over HDs....
Reckon I might have abit more to add in a couple of days time
Enjoy your life....

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“The Yamaha TRX850 has good looks (in my opinion)....”

Written on: 30/03/2009

The Yamaha TRX850 has good looks (in my opinion). Ducati style trellis frame and grunty parallel twin engine. cheap to buy and good reliability. Don't follow the supersport crowd. Narrow, nimble and reasonably fast. Bad points are comfort and brakes only ok… Read Full Review

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“What a great bike....ton of fun, cheap and still looks...”

Written on: 09/01/2009 by hazza1 (1 review written)

What a great bike....ton of fun, cheap and still looks and sounds great after 10 years. That's gotta be good........and has a nice pulse!… Read Full Review

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“The handling is spot on and has been said before very...”

Written on: 06/01/2009

The handling is spot on and has been said before very confidence inspiring ..... i have owned 3 Yamaha TRXs one of them has a hand made alloy frame and ohlins suspension and frankly the standard bike is more fun on the road... you can pick up really tidy bikes for pennies but they are getting rare now. Change the front tyre to a 120/70/17 from a 120/60/17 and drop the forks 10 -20mm and change the fork oil and you have a "top 10" handling bike for thye price of an expensive set of… Read Full Review

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“Everything about the Yamaha TRX850 is great! I have...”

Written on: 25/08/2008 by leroymusic00 (1 review written)

Everything about the Yamaha TRX850 is great! I have have gixxers, 2 blades and a VTR. Give me the TRx every single time. I own a 1998 bike which I had a dyno stage 2 tune done, a new chain and sprocket set (with one tooth less on the front) a pair of Blueflame carbon cans fitted and some Pirelli Diablo's on the wheels and ka-ching! you have one truely amazing bike. I sh*t you not, the old TRX does it all. It handles, it's comfy, it keeps up with loads of modern bikes in a straight line, it… Read Full Review

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“The Yamaha TRX850s give great torque curve and handle...”

Written on: 13/05/2008 by luvtrx (1 review written)

The Yamaha TRX850s give great torque curve and handle exceptionly well cinsidering their age. They sound tough as nails especially with a nice set of pipes. They are also a verry forgiving bike to ride. Buy one you won't regret it. You can hold full throttle out of corners and keep with bigger bikes but don't bother on straights… Read Full Review

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“Looks great rides great what more do you want.”

Written on: 11/12/2007

Looks great rides great what more do you want… Read Full Review

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“I am an individual, why should my bike be the same as...”

Written on: 06/07/2007 by pinball wizard (1 review written)

I am an individual, why should my bike be the same as everyone elses?
I've always been one to steer clear of mass produced bikes and have, in the past, owned a Buell M2 Cyclone and a Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport - not exactly your top sellers! The TRX was no exception, something a little different but without the reliability issues of the Buell or parts availability of the Guzzi. I've also been a long-time admirer of the TRX visually and was lucky enough to pick up a nice one for £2000. I ride… Read Full Review

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Ivantt's Response to pinball wizard's Review

Written on: 16/07/2007

Yes! I have gone through owning many bikes over the past 25 or so years, from old Triumphs to old Harleys to new Harleys, GSX-R`s, even the odd Ducati. But my current ride is a 1999 TRX850.
<br/>Fantastic bike, great handling and sounds as tough as a line up of canons firing off. Love it and I can`t see myself getting rid of it any time soon, Just waiting for the warmer days to arrive and it's back to the hills to race the cowboys!

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