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Yamaha TRX850 - August 14, 2013, 08:54 AM

The TRX850 was Yamaha's first big sport twin which appeared in the mid 90's. Often compared to the 778 and 916, it's a hidden gem. This one has a custom fairing





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August 14, 2013, 09:26 AM

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August 14, 2013, 09:28 AM

This bike never made it stateside, right?
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This bike never made it stateside, right?
Correct, Japan mostly and some in Europe.

It never sold terribly well in Europe hence they are hard to find. Underestimated bike.


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August 14, 2013, 09:33 AM

We had a TDM850 for a brief time. Sold for crap back then, now, fetch high dollars in comparison to other models of that vintage. I saw one on ADV rider than made me shop for plane tickets.


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August 14, 2013, 09:41 AM

Yeah, I was interested in one of these when they were new and just kept hoping (not enough to try to gray market one). Honda and Suzuki finally brought some twins that were interesting to me (superhawk and TL) but they missed the mark. I did have a superhawk for about 40k miles but it never really did it for me.
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August 14, 2013, 09:47 AM

I loved the superhawk. LOVED. It was lithe and a great street bike. Very easy to ride fast on the street. Well, very easy to ride until you crash it. I've never had another one (wife says no way and thinks that bike is a bad omen) but I would get another in an NY minute.

I really like that manufacturers are coming out with different types of twins. Honda with the parallel 700 series and 500 series, Kaw with the new 300, and yamaha with the larger 1200. These are the years we'll look back to about how many cool bikes were available...and NO ONE BOUGHT THEM. lol

My local dealer hasn't sold the first CBR500.


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August 14, 2013, 09:53 AM

I wish I could buy more bikes. I wouldn't buy a cbr500 but have seriously considered the other two 500s (also the kawi 300). I prefer a twin to a four. I only have a cbr1000rr because they were too cheap to pass up at the end of 09. However, I will probably mod up the cbr when I get bored of it as I want to finally put 100k miles on a bike.

As for the superhawk I was hoping for more of a bigger hawk gt and it did not hit that for me. I would take another hawk gt though. Next bike will probably be a dual sport though and I don't have the space or money to have one of everything I want.
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August 14, 2013, 10:16 AM

I've never ridden a Hawk GT. That's probably a good thing.


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August 14, 2013, 10:22 AM

To me that's a big hole in your riding experience.
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I make up for it in 50s british motorcycles with handlebar mounted ignition advances and magnetos.


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You've got me beat there for sure. Just jap bikes from the late 70s on for me.
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August 14, 2013, 02:54 PM

I saw several of these when I was in Australia in 2002.


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