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The TOP 27 Best Yamaha Superbikes and Adventure Touring Motorcycles for sale in South Africa (2020)

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YAMAHA YZF-R1M

1 4
  • 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 16 valve engine
  • Cable-less ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Controlled Throttle (YCC-T®)
  • 43mm Öhlins® Electronic Racing Suspension NPX fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel – front suspension
  • Öhlins® Electronic Racing Suspension single shock, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel – rear suspension
  • 220mm hydraulic disc; Brake Control System and ABS

Overview:

With next generation R Series styling, sophisticated electronic control, enhanced braking and suspension performance, and a refined cross plane engine, the YAMAHA YZF-R1M stands out in the crowd.

78

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Strong Motor❌ High priced
✔️ Striking looks

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA YZF-R1M over the rider mind-blowing speed. It looks like a GP bike and it goes like one at top speed too. The YAMAHA YZF-R1M is tons of fun to own and ride.

YAMAHA YZF-R6

2 4
  • 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, forward-inclined parallel 4-cylinder, 4-valves
  • Legendary R6 Handling
  • Race-Tested Variable Intake SystemRace-Tested Variable Intake System
  • Maximum Torque – 61.7Nm (6.3kg-m) @ 10,500 rpm
  • 6l / 100km Fuel consumption
  • Maximum power – 87.1kW (118.4PS) @ 14,500 rpm

Overview:

The YAMAHA YZF-R6 offers the rider unchallenged super sport dominance paired with iconic design and  proven AMA Championship winning track record.

91

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Aerodynamics❌ High priced
✔️ Amazing design

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA YZF-R6 has a breathtaking set of looks on offer coupled with excellent low mileage and a very smooth ride, making it a true bike find in its class. Take it on or off the Gauteng roads for a thrill ride.

YAMAHA YZF-R3

3 4
  • 321cc liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 8 valves
  • Fuel injection
  • 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • Inverted telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel – front suspension
  • Monocross single shock, adjustable preload; 4.9- in travel – rear suspension
  • Light Emitted Diode (LED) – taillight unit and headlights.

Overview:

Legendary Yamaha superbike styling, advanced twin cylinder engine and ultra light chassis makes it the bike of choice.  The YAMAHA YZF-R3 features flowing bodywork and ergonomics inspired by the MotoGP® YZR-M1®, the YZF-R3® is sleeker, more aerodynamic and more refined than ever before.

89

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Aerodynamics❌ High priced
✔️ Amazing design

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA YZF-R3 was not my first bike ‘buy’ but it is officially my BEST bike bought! The YAMAHA YZF-R3 dominates every road it takes on and I definitely got more than I bargained for from a 1000cc. Recommend.

YAMAHA YZF-R1 (2020)

4 3
  • 998cc, liquid-cooled inline 4 cylinder DOHC; 16 valves
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
  • 6-speed; wet multiplate assist and slipper clutch
  • 43mm KYB® inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel – front suspension
  • KYB® single shock, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel – rear suspension
  • 2020 – Revised Engine, Update suspension and brakes.

Overview:

The YAMAHA YZF-R1 (2020) features next generation ‘R Series’ styling, sophisticated electronic control, enhanced braking/suspension performance and a refined cross plane engine.

90

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Aerodynamics❌ High priced
✔️ Amazing design

Our Honest Review: Riding the YAMAHA YZF-R1 (2020) has been both a ground breaking and life changing experience. It is all around beautifully made. For men and for woman, the YAMAHA YZF-R1 (2020) will never have a ‘low km’ ‘low mileage’ problem; you will want to ride it all the time. Guaranteed!

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition

5 3
  • 321cc liquid-cooled, DOHC inline twin-cylinder; 8 valves
  • Fuel Injection – fuel delivery
  • Seat height – 779mm
  • Inverted telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel – front suspension
  • Monocross single shock, adjustable preload; 4.9- in travel – rear suspension
  • 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission

Overview:

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition features bodywork and graphics inspired by the MotoGP race team. The Limited Edition is sleeker and more refined than ever before.

85

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent handling❌ High priced
✔️ Smooth Ride❌ Graphics will date your bike

Our Honest Review: I saw the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Edition for sale in a showroom as one of the favourite models in South Africa so I decided to take it for a test drive. It is a great road bike, fast and handles like a dream. The look though – Is not for me. I can see a few of these for sale used, second hand and pre owned pretty soon.

YAMAHA MT-10 (2020)

6 3
  • 998cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 Valve Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; wet multiplate assist and slipper clutch transmission
  • 43mm KYB® inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel front suspension
  • KYB® piggyback shock, fully adjustable; 4.7-in travel rear suspension
  • 17L fuel Capacity

Overview:

The YAMAHA MT-10 (2020) is the pinnacle of MT cross plane torque, distinct styling and agile handling that lets you dominate the roads.

92

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Strong Motor❌ High priced
✔️ Striking looks

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA MT-10 (2020) offers up an amazing ride and absolutely stunning looks! The YAMAHA orange is a show stopper and the overall motorcycle was a great purchase.

YAMAHA MT-09 (2020)

7 3
  • 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valve Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T Fuel Delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper clutch transmission
  • 41mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.4-in travel – front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1-in travel – Rear suspension
  • TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

Overview:

The YAMAHA MT-09 (2020) is an industry benchmark with hyper naked agile handling, triple cylinder performance, and dark side inspired design.  The YAMAHA MT-09 (2020) has aggressive style and impressive performance.

92

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Handling❌ High priced
✔️ Striking looks

Our Honest Review: This is one special, gorgeous looking motorcycle! The look alone scores a 10 from me. Even at the high price it is money well spent. Best buy and highly recommended.

YAMAHA MT-07 (2020)

8 3
  • 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 8 valve engine
  • Fuel injection fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; wet multiplate clutch transmission
  • 41mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel – front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.1-in travel – back suspension

Overview:

With a light weight and torque inspired twin cylinder the YAMAHA MT-07 (2020) invites you to experience the thrill of the open road, all at a great value deal.

78

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Handling❌ High priced
✔️ Striking looks

Our Honest Review: This YAMAHA MT-07 (2020) is a speed freaks ultimate dream. The looks are on point to say the least.

YAMAHA MT-03 (2020)

9
  • 321cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valve Engine
  • Fuel injection Fuel delivery
  • Constant mesh 6-speed; wet multiplate clutch transmission
  • 37mm KYB® inverted fork; 5.1-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock; 7-step preload adjustable, 4.9-in travel rear suspension

Overview:

Built to thrill with a twin cylinder engine and aggressive looks, the YAMAHA MT-03 (2020) offers the rider some serious street presence.

68

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Handling❌ High priced
✔️ Striking looks

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA MT-03 (2020) had me with its striking looks to tell you the truth! The amazing drive quality and handling just topped it all off. Highly Recommend.

YAMAHA VMAX (2020)

10 1
  • 102-cubic-inch (1679cc) liquid-cooled 65° V-four, DOHC; 16 valve Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T and YCC-I Fuel delivery
  • 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch transmission
  • 52mm telescopic cartridge fork w/oxidized titanium coating. Fully adjustable preload, compression and rebound; 4.7 in travel front suspension
  • Single shock w/remote reservoir and remote adjustable for preload, compression and rebound; 4.3 in travel rear suspension
  • Dual 320mm wave-type discs; radial mount 6-piston calipers, Brembo® radial pump master cylinder front brake
  • 298mm wave-type disc, single-piston caliper and Brembo® master cylinder rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA VMAX (2020) is an iconic machine that carries clout with its powerful 1679cc V4 engine delivering drag racing style and performance.

68

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Advanced Ride-by-Wire throttle❌ High priced
✔️ Unmatched fit and finish

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA VMAX (2020) is heart stopping motorbike due to its acceleration, along with neo-traditional styling and ergonomics that recall both cruisers and sport bikes, the YAMAHA VMAX (2020) is a one-of-a-kind motorcycle. This is one of the models that’s at the top of my ‘dream’ bike list. Highly Recommend.

YAMAHA BOLT R-SPEC  (2020)

11 2
  • 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection Fuel delivery
  • 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • Telescopic fork, 4.7-in travel front suspension
  • Dual piggyback shocks, 2.8-in travel rear suspicion
  • Wave-type disc, 298mm front and rear brakes

Overview:

The BOLT R-SPEC (2020) combines old school soul with modern form.  The Bolt® R-Spec is stripped down with minimal chrome, epitomizing the “Urban Performance Bobber” look.  The Bolt R-Spec uses modern technology to create a riding experience superior to any other.

71

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Good Throttle response❌ Underwhelming Torque
✔️ Short Wheelbase

Our Honest Review: I do love the café look of the BOLT R-SPEC (2020) – they are awesome little bikes, especially for those looking to venture into the world of two-wheelers. The BOLT R-SPEC (2020) is unintimidating and priced within reach.

YAMAHA BOLT (2019)

12 3
  • 58-cubic-inch (942cc) air-cooled SOHC V-twin; 4 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection Fuel delivery
  • 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • Telescopic fork, 4.7-in travel front suspension
  • Dual shocks, 2.8-in travel rear suspicion
  • Wave-type disc, 298mm front and rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA BOLTS’ (2019) slim body and low seat design combine to give this motorcycle light manoeuvrability and stable handling. The upright riding posture helps the rider feel the wind, hear the sounds and experience the pulse of the machine.

80

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Open for custom options❌ Uncomfortable seat
✔️ Inexpensive and easy to maintain❌ Suspension needs improvement

Our Honest Review: I don’t know why I didn’t pay attention to the YAMAHA BOLT (2019) before. It really is a spiffy little cruiser with a nice performance, the throttle is responsive and shifting is smooth and quiet.

YAMAHA XSR700 (2020)

13 3
  • 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline twin cylinder; 8 valve Engine
  • Fuel injection Fuel delivery
  • Constant mesh 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • 41mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload; 5.1-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS front brakes
  • Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The XSR700™ blends Yamaha’s world-class engineering with timeless style that doesn’t sacrifice performance. Drawing influence from Yamaha’s classic “XS” series of motorcycles, the XSR® oozes class, with exposed aluminium details, retro-influenced bodywork, stepped seat and custom lighting and instrumentation.

80

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Comfortable riding❌ Not comfortable at high speeds due to lack of windshield
✔️ Easy to handle

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA XSR700 (2020) is a roadster version of the MT-07, but with a more relaxed riding position. The bars are wider, higher, and pulled back a bit to give you that more upright rider triangle, it’s an awesome bike.

YAMAHA STAR VENTURE  (2020)

14 2
  • 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled OHV V-twin; 8 valve Engine
  • Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T and D-Mode Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper wet clutch clutch transmission
  • 46mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock with remote preload adjustment; 4.3-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm; Unified Brake System and ABS front brakes
  • Hydraulic disc, 320mm; Unified Brake System and ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA STAR VENTURE (2020) is a top of the line transcontinental tour bike that combines an emotional V Twin performance with cutting edge comfort and technology.

68

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Inexpensive❌ Disappointing Suspension
✔️

Our Honest Review: I feel like the YAMAHA V STAR 250 is good as an entry-level bike, an economical commuter bike, and a weekend fun ride.

YAMAHA STAR ELUDER  (2018)

15 3
  • 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled OHV V-twin; 8 valve Engine
  • Yamaha Fuel Injection with YCC-T and D-Mode Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper wet clutch transmission
  • 46mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock with remote preload adjustment; 4.3-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm; Unified Brake System and ABS front brakes
  • Hydraulic disc, 320mm; Unified Brake System and ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA STAR ELUDER (2018) is the ultimate V Twin bagger. The YAMAHA STAR ELUDERS’ (2018) V Twin power and near sport tour level handling combined with state of the art comfort, styling and infotainment features makes it a great deal.

71

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Easy to operate – even for short drivers❌ The low seat height means low ground clearance.
✔️

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA STAR ELUDER (2018) is about as awesome a touring bike as you can get. The ride is smooth, there’s a truckload of torque down low in the rev-range and the seating is so comfortable – I love it! Highly Recommend.

YAMAHA SUPER TÉNÉRÉ ES  (2020)

16 6
  • 1199cc liquid-cooled inline 2-cylinder; DOHC; 8 valve Engine
  • Fuel Injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • 43mm inverted fork; electronically adjustable compression and rebound damping; 7.5-in travel front suspension
  • Monoshock; electronically adjustable preload and rebound damping; 7.5-in of travel rear suspicion
  • Dual 310mm hydraulic disc, Unified Brake System and ABS front brakes
  • 282mm single disc, Unified Brake System and ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA SUPER TÉNÉRÉ ES (2020) is rugged, durable and built for superior long distance adventure touring and exploring beyond the pavement.

85

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ New Colour for 2020 – Ceramic Ice❌ Heavy – Affects manoeuvrability.
✔️

Our Honest Review: As far as an adventure bike goes, I’m not really feeling the Super Ténéré es. It seems more road-oriented, which is fine if that’s what you’re looking for. I can’t imagine going on an adventure with it. Don’t Recommend.

YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700   (2021)

17 3
  • 689cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 8 valve Engine
  • Fuel Injection Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • 43mm inverted fork, fully-adjustable; 8.3-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload (w/remote adjuster) and rebound damping; 7.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual 282mm hydraulic disc; selectable ABS front brakes
  • 245mm hydraulic disc; selectable ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700 (2021) is a lightweight, no compromise adventure bike with outstanding reliability that opens up a new world of possibilities.

84

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ There is no comparable adventure bike at
this price
❌ No cool gimmicks.
✔️

Our Honest Review: If you are going to spend hours on a bike on big adventures then you want it to be all-day comfortable and the YAMAHA TÉNÉRÉ 700 ticks that box with a great relationship between pegs, bars and the surprisingly comfortable seat.

YAMAHA FJR1300ES   (2020)

18 3
  • 1298cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 valve Engine
  • Fuel Injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch transmission
  • 43mm inverted fork with electronically adjustable rebound and compression damping; 5.3-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock with electronically adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping; 4.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual 320mm discs; Unified Brake System and ABS front brakes
  • 282mm disc; Unified Brake System and ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA FJR1300ES (2020) is built for the ultimate sport touring experience with leading edge technology such as electronic suspension and LED cornering headlights.

84

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Fast and comfortable❌ Not enough protection, storage or comfort features for real tour work.
✔️

Our Honest Review: I dub the YAMAHA FJR1300ES (2020) - Super Commuter; because that’s the job I think it would shine in. I don’t think it really classifies as ‘tour’ bike. Not recommended in this class.

YAMAHA FJR1300A   (2019)

19 2
  • 1298cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline 4-cylinder; 16 valve Engine
  • Fuel Injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist-and-slipper wet clutch transmission
  • 48mm fork, fully adjustable; 5.3-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping; 4.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual 320mm discs; Unified Brake System and ABS front brakes
  • 282mm disc; Unified Brake System and ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA FJR1300A  (2019) features leading edge technology which provides long distance touring capability with class leading performance and comfort.

81

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Consummate touring power, shaft drive,
adjustable seating position
❌ Pointy fairing lowers poke lanky knees, no centre stand
✔️

Our Honest Review: I love the YAMAHA FJR1300A (2019) – but its heavy frame takes some serious getting use to. My advice would be rent one and try it out first.

YAMAHA XT250 (2020)

20 3
  • 249cc air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke single; 2 valve Engine
  • Yamaha Fuel Injection (YFI) Fuel delivery
  • 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • 35mm telescopic fork; 8.9-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 7.1-in travel rear suspicion
  • Single disc, 245mm front brakes
  • Single disc, 203mm rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA XT250 (2020) is light, nimble and reliable with electric start and a low seat height built to go wherever you go ‑ on or off road.

68

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Modern fuel injection❌ Very small in size
✔️

Our Honest Review: Honestly, at this size, dual-sports are kind of pointless unless you’re using one as a trainer for a big dual-sport or a proper adventure bike.

YAMAHA TW200 (2020)

21 3
  • 196cc air-cooled SOHC 4- stroke; 2 valve Engine
  • Mikuni® 28mm Fuel delivery
  • Constant-mesh 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • Telescopic fork; 6.3-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock; 5.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Single disc, 220mm front brakes
  • Drum, 110mm rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA TW200 (2020) is adaptable and comfortable with fat tires, a low seat and a smooth ride that makes it a practical do it all, dual purpose machine.

70

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Lightweight, Nimble bike with wide tires, Great for a beginner❌ Underpowered, No 6th gear, Small gas tank
✔️

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA TW200 (2020) might just be the IDEAL bike to take the motorcycle license test with. Not only is it a dirt bike that is made to absorb falls, it is so lightweight you can easily pick it up again.

YAMAHA WR250R (2020)

22 3
  • 250cc liquid-cooled DOHC 4-stroke; 4 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection Fuel delivery
  • Constant-mesh 6-speed, multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • Inverted fork, fully adjustable; 10.6-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, fully adjustable; 10.6-in travel rear suspicion
  • Hydraulic single disc, 250mm front brakes
  • Hydraulic single disc, 250mm rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA WR250R (2020) is the pinnacle of a reliable performance dual purpose bikes, designed to continue the adventure when the road stops and the trail begins.

75

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Light and fun to ride❌ High priced in its class
✔️

Our Honest Review: I just don’t get it. These bikes do the same thing as enduro bikes, in the same way; they even look a lot alike. While adventure bikes are a real thing, I think these little YAMAHA WR250R (2020) dual-sports are just endures with a kitschy new marketing name, and are really nothing particularly new.

YAMAHA TRACER 900 (2019)

23 3
  • 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper clutch transmission
  • 41mm fork, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.4-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload and rebound damping; 5.6-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual 298mm hydraulic disc; ABS front brakes
  • 245mm hydraulic disc; ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA TRACER 900 (2019) offers adaptable performance, good value and a long list of sport touring features, making this bike the perfect ride partner.

84

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ The Tracer 900 is ready for a range of Genuine Yamaha accessories, including windscreens, luggage and more.❌ Semi-abrupt fuelling response, strong engine-braking, and driveline lash.
✔️

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA TRACER 900 (2019) is great fun, full of character, useful and a bike for all reasons. Also – affordably ‘cheap’ price! If you can get it New, Discount or 2nd hand – do it!

YAMAHA TRACER 900 GT (2019)

24 3
  • 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper clutch transmission
  • 41mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 5.4-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload (w/remote adjuster) and rebound damping; 5.6-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual 298mm hydraulic disc; ABS front brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA TRACER 900 GT (2019) is the most versatile touring partner with class leading long distance features like integrated side bags, cruise control and heated grips.

84

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ The flexible-but-powerful engine❌ Gear change could be slicker
✔️

Our Honest Review: While heated grips are nice and a TFT dash is visually pleasing when compared to the stock bike’s LCD display, it is the suspension that really sets the GT aside. The YAMAHA TRACER 900 GT (2019) is a great upgrade.

YAMAHA NIKEN GT (2019)

25 2
  • 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper wet clutch transmission
  • 43mm/41mm LMW dual tube fork, adjustable rebound and compression damping; 4.3-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload (w/remote adjuster) and rebound damping; 4.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm; ABS front brakes
  • Hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA NIKEN GT (2019) is fitted with a range of touring equipment and this Leaning Multi Wheeler brings added long distance functionality and comfort.

76

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Good Price❌ Panniers are disappointingly cheap feeling and it lacks any useful cubby holes
✔️

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA NIKEN GT (2019) will never appeal to everybody; however with the new additions that the GT model brings it does make a bit more sense as a sports tourer.

YAMAHA NIKEN (2019)

Yamaha Niken 1 1
  • 847cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves Engine
  • Fuel injection with YCC-T Fuel delivery
  • 6-speed; multiplate assist and slipper wet clutch transmission
  • 43mm/41mm LMW dual tube fork, fully adjustable; 4.3-in travel front suspension
  • Single shock, adjustable preload (w/remote adjuster) and rebound damping; 4.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm; ABS front brakes
  • Hydraulic disc, 282mm; ABS rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA NIKEN’S (2019) Leaning Multi Wheel technology delivers a high feeling of stability when cornering on various road surfaces.

80

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Great ergonomics and comfort❌ Extremely Heavy
✔️

Our Honest Review: For the experienced rider who’s has everything but wants more, the YAMAHA NIKEN (2019) will be a fun, crazy, sporty addition! The looks on this machine is beyond!

YAMAHA V STAR 250   (2020)

27 3
  • 15-cubic-inch (249cc) air-cooled, SOHC 60° V-twin, 4 valve Engine
  • Mikuni® 26mm carburetor Fuel delivery
  • 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch transmission
  • 33mm fork; 5.5-in travel front suspension
  • Dual shocks, adjustable preload; 3.9-in travel rear suspicion
  • Hydraulic disc, 282mm front brakes
  • 130mm drum rear brakes

Overview:

The YAMAHA V STAR 250  (2020) is Light and nimble with smooth power and a low seat for easy handling, making it a stylish entry level V‑twin.

90

out of 100 score.

Pro'sCon's
✔️ Excellent Frame❌ Possibly to compact and light
✔️

Our Honest Review: The YAMAHA V STAR 250 (2020) is a great choice for beginners! The YAMAHA V STAR 250 (2020) is easy to handle and affordable to maintain. Also perfect for short people to control.
When was Yamaha founded?

1887, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Does Yamaha come with a warranty on my purchase?

24 Month unlimited km warranty

What is Yamaha’s most sold bike?

The RX100

Does Yamaha have a head office in South Africa?

No. Locate a dealer near you.

Can I buy my motorcycle on Superbikes.co.za?

Yes, on Superbikes’ website you can get 3 quotes from dealers to find the best deal on your bike