Took a 1986 one of these out for a blast today. Quite liked the rorty exhaust note and the slimline, ‘flickable’ handling. Got to say though, it reminded me of a CB100 on steroids!
Simple, pure and basic
I can see why these have become such a sought after classic bike, they really are quite unique. That said, I tried a ’93 Zephyr 550 afterwards and it was so easy to ride after the Yam it was almost riding itself. Perhaps an hour in the saddle of the Yam would give me a bit more of an idea of how to get the best from that engine. Redline at 7k takes some getting used to when you’re used to a revvy 4-cylinder.
For a town bike, for me, the jury is out for a while….
I wish my CB100N went as well as that SRX! I remember getting some air over a humped back bridge when I rode it…two up as well. I think they are great fun to ride, but just wish they had an electric foot!