Yamaha XJR1200 For Sale

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Yamaha XJR1200
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Insurance Costs: 8 of 10
Current Prices: £3,900–£2,600

What Is It?

The Yamaha XJR1200 is a retro style bike and is powered by an air / liquid cooled 1,188 cc four cylinder four stroke engine, producing 98 bhp at 8,000 rpm and maximum torque at 6,000 rpm. Most of the torque is available from just 2,000 rpm to 3,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • Dual 320 mm discs up front with Brembo four piston calipers
  • 267 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
  • 43 mm non-adjustable fork
  • Adjustable dual Ohlins piggyback rear shocks
  • 37 mm CV Mikuni carbs
  • 4->1 exhaust system
  • 5 speed gearbox

The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 130/70 tyre at the front and 170/60 at the rear. Accessories include the headlight fairing.

Colours: Black, silver, yellow, red

Did You Know?

The engine is a de-tuned version of that found in the FJ1200 sports tourer.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Plenty of low down power
  • Looks

Any Downsides?

  • Only 5 gears
  • Suspension
  • Weight

Specs

Launch RRP: £7,630

Capacity: 1,188 cc (very high)

Power: 97 bhp / 72 kW (average)

Red Line: 9,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 140 mph / 225 km/h (high)

Economy: 35 mpg / 8.1 L/100km (poor)

Range: 150 miles / 241 km (average)

Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 4.4 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 790 mm / 31.1 inches (low)

Wet Weight: 255 kg / 562 pounds (very heavy)

Dry Weight: 232 kg / 512 pounds

Power to Weight: 0.380 bhp/kg / 0.284 kW/kg

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
1997
£3,200
£2,600
£2,250
27,300
1998
£3,900
£3,150
£2,750
27,000

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Popularity & How Many Left

Year
On Road
Off Road
Total
For Sale
1995
9
20
29
Rarely
1996
10
12
22
Rarely
1997
20
45
65
11 / month
1998
57
61
118
Rarely
1999
14
10
24
Rarely

Source: DVLA