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Mike

Leicester, United Kingdom

Reviewed on 2004-01-17

Motorcycle reviewed1996 Yamaha YZF750R

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5.0
Ok so I acquired this on a total whim after just turning up at a dealers showroom and asking 'what have you got for around $3k UK sterling?' Answer was 'a 'why-zed-eff' sp with trick bits for $2.5k UK sterling boy. Do you wanna a go?' Well I have to say it was the best offer all day and after installing myself on the thing in full enduro garb (I rode to the dealer on my KMX200 trail) I thought yep this would do. It is difficult to gauge performance against modern kit such as CBR600RR's, GSXR's, 600 Kawasaki's and Blades. But, I've got to say I can't think there is too much difference on the road. Certainly well impressed by the outright power as it pulls well up to the limiter and the close ratio box puts you in command all the way. The rear Ohlins gives faultless tracking of the rear at any speed and the front seems to behave. Could do with a little more feedback from the brakes under heavy use and we'll inspect this area at a couple of track days. Could be headstock bearings as there is an ominous 'knock' from the frontal area. For the money though this bike has put as many smiles on my face for an alternative missile costing at least 3 times this. Very underrated and it must be remembered that just as Yamaha launched this model along came Honda with the 'Blade' and rewrote the rulebook. I'd say though this is a great little package for anyone looking for something a bit different. won't let you down when scratching with your mates, and you're probably going be a front-runner either on the road and track as handling is well solid. Good useable power, comfortable, handling tops and great value when you can find a good one.
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Dread

USA

Reviewed on 2001-11-10

Motorcycle reviewed1996 Yamaha YZF750R

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3.0
This is my second bike. It runs like a demon and is a workhorse. But the front steering is stiff. And at 150 mph it starts to vibrate in the left grip. But at top speed it plans off nicely.
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Christian Lipsett

New Brunswick

Reviewed on 2001-01-12

Motorcycle reviewed1996 Yamaha YZF750R

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4.0
Although this is only my 2nd bike, I feel that overall this is an exceptoinal bike. Nitpicks include right-grip vibration, and perhaps a bit too much rider weight on the handlebars. Sitting upright over 150kmph solves the 'too much rider weight on the handlebars'. Tim Horton breaks solve the 'right-grip vibration'. I've had the bike's carbs cleaned and adjusted (completely stock), and there still seems to be a suprising surge of power at ~4500rpm. Anyone else notice this? Brakes, fully adjustable suspension, great looks, and great durability (it's been dropped twice and performs identically) all add up to a great bike. I can't keep up with an open-class bike, but most motorcyclists that I know rarely stay above 200kmph for long, most roads aren't made for 200kmph driving, and there are too many SUVs to run into. 748cc, 57ft/lbs and 105hp are good enough (for now)!
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PROUD "SP" OWNER IN CANADA

Richmond, British Columbia

Reviewed on 2000-06-26

Motorcycle reviewed1996 Yamaha YZF750R

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5.0
I pronounce my bike y-"zed"-f750sp and not y-"zee"-f750sp. Anyway, what do you expect from a Canadian??!!! I thank my lucky-stars that I have the privilege of owning the exotic "SP" model because the host of trick-parts that come standard equipment is pretty cool. I'm glad Yamaha saw fit to grace the "SP" with a close-ratio tranny, Keihin fcr39mm flat-slides, FRP solo-seat, endurance windscreen, different black-box, etc. I've since added to the package: AFAM 520 sprockets, RK gold gb520sho chain, kit Y.E.C. exhaust w/deep sump oil pan, 0.5mm over pistons, individual uni filters, ported & polished head, Goodridge Kevlar brake lines, EBC rfa190 pads, kit floats for keihins (faster main jet changes), Ohlins steering damper and Michelin pilots. This bike is an absolute jet and handles incredibly!!! My good friend (an RC30 owner) had the chance to take it out and he came back amazed at how much top-end power my YZF750SP has on tap. He said that as soon as he hit the bike's power band, it was one hell of a rush. Another friend was chasing him on a CBR600f4 and simply got left behind (I was following on a Ducati 916 Strada and all 3 of us ended up evading the cops as we blew by a speed trap at mach 3!!!!). The F4 pilot was saying that the "SP" just kept pulling away and that it wasn't possible to close the distance at all. Needless to say, I'm thrilled that my friends thought so highly of my Yamaha. I plan to add: an Ohlins type 4 shock, Marchesini wheels, Sharkskinz bodywork, Ohlins forks, 1040cc motor, adj-triple clamps, Nissin WSB-spec 6 pot calipers (like Haga's), Brembo rotors and Suzuka 8-hour paint job (haven't decided which paint job yet but I'm leaning heavily in favor for the "Nescafe Can" paint job Circa '92). Track-days are the best because this race-bike really shines in its natural environment.
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Anonymous

Louisiana

Reviewed on 2000-05-22

Motorcycle reviewed1996 Yamaha YZF750R

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4.0
This bike can be made to be very aggressive. With its great looking graphic design and the mean 750cc genisis motor you can easily hang with the best. I've found that a 15 tooth sprocket on the front and a stage 1 jet kit with slip-on works the best for toating the front-end and just plain road racing. This bike is rare in my territory so if you have one give me your feedback.
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