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Yamaha 135's


GungaDin

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A friend has a Yamaha XR1 135cc bike which has impressed me.

Now, I haven't ridden a bike for 30 years, my last bike was a Yamaha 1100 Shafty.

I'm in a field that I know nothing about, & I dread riding anything in Thailand, so please go easy on me.

Without transport I'm stuffed where I now live.

I can't find any info about the XR1 on the Yam Thai site, it looks like the whole site is devoted to Teenies. :o

Are there other models similar to the xr1 on sale or can someone provide a link to more info, specs etc. ?

The only info I've found so far is on the Yamaha Malaysian website. (Y135LC)

All advice welcome. :D

cheers

gd

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Hey Gunga, welcome back to the true brotherhood....bikers!

Go ahead and buy it, if that's the one that appeals to you.

I have a Honda Wave 100 S for around town, and a Honda CBR 150 for out of town trips.

My previous rides were all literbikes in the USA (most recently an Aprilia RSV-R Factory, and a Suzuki GSX-R 1000).

Whatever feels right will work for you, I'm sure....

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Thanks Mac, but I'm not back yet.

I do miss the fellowship of fellow riders that we had in Europe at the yearly rallies.

I recall a meeting a guy at the northern Italian border looking at his map.

I said what now? He said this wiggly rd looks good, and so it was, we went thru Cortina and the Dolomites,

scenery unsurpassed.

We were on our way to Venice.

Ahh, those were the days....... 1978+. :o

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Thanks Richard. :D

can you suggest the names of 3 good, Yamaha dealerships in BKK?

Are the cosmetic mag wheels worth the extra money?

Improve resale 2nd hand?

I still cannot figure out why there is no info on the internet about Mal's XR1, not even an image. :o

I'll post a photo of it, next time I see it.

cheers

gd

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Well theres plenty of info on here.. You would probably get more info if you asked a specific question rather than just said any info about similar bikes..

Its one of the more 'bike' style scooters, comparable to a sonic or a raider in some ways.. Its got lots more power than a normal scooter, but it has no underseat storage or readily available place for a basket, which as I use a scoot to pop to 7/11 and pootle about in town, is a big drawback for me. If they made one with some ability to carry (I know I could add a givi box but it looks really naff) I would probably have bought one as I dislike the auto scooters.

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Thanks LiL, :o

I thought I was specific about wanting the XR1 Yamaha in my OP but couldn't find any info about it.

Is there a thread on Tvisa about this model?

I have searched.

Which Y135 has good storage & F & R disc brakes?

cheers

gd

"givi box"??? I used to make saddle bags, tank bags and rear stuffer bags and a 'soft' box...... 'Givi box' is a local term?

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I thought I was specific about wanting the XR1 Yamaha in my OP but couldn't find any info about it.

Sorry I read the post and the only real question I could see in it was

Are there other models similar to the xr1 on sale or can someone provide a link to more info, specs etc. ?

So I am still not sure what your trying to ask...

The model you mention is the top end one of the 'spark' line.. All of which come from a base 135 engine..

Theres loads of pages out there with the bikes tech specs..

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can you suggest the names of 3 good, Yamaha dealerships in BKK?

Hi GungaDin, are you still looking for an good Yamaha dealer in Bkk?

I bought last week a Yamaha Nouvo Elegance 135 cc with those special wheels and big storage under the seat.

The webside of the Yamaha dealer is: www.yamaha-motor.co.th (the location is exactly opposite Elephant building)

It is a super nice store with friendly english speaking salespersons.

Helmut

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can you suggest the names of 3 good, Yamaha dealerships in BKK?

Hi GungaDin, are you still looking for an good Yamaha dealer in Bkk?

I bought last week a Yamaha Nouvo Elegance 135 cc with those special wheels and big storage under the seat.

The webside of the Yamaha dealer is: www.yamaha-motor.co.th (the location is exactly opposite Elephant building)

It is a super nice store with friendly english speaking salespersons.

Helmut

G'day helmut,

Thanks for replying.

Yes, I'm still looking.

"Elephant bldg" do you mean 'on' Phahonyothin rd, up past Chatuchak?

Do you know the difference in the spec between the Elegance & the X1R?

May I ask what the on-the-road cost was? (PM me if you don't want to say here) :D

My mate Mal, who has the X1R, was a victim of a hit & run yesterday.

There's a guy with 30,000 kms under his belt in a year & no accidents until now, some of these Thai drivers are cowards!

Fortunately he survived and is back home in bed, licking his wounds & pride.

I think my 1st 5000 kms will be on the local footpaths. :o

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