Yamaha TDM 850

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Yamaha TDM 850
Whatever version you have, a sorted, well looked after TDM is a solid, versatile machine.

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Reviewed: 16 January 2003 by Visordown
Always a massive seller in Europe but an underrated under-achiever in the UK. Nevertheless, the TDM in all its forms is a secret waiting to be discovered by the second-hand buyer.YAMAHA'S TDM850 FIRST raised its bug-eyed head in 1991. The mix of goggle-eyed looks, Deltabox frame, tall, town friendly stance ...  Continue reading

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8 user reviews of Yamaha TDM 850 See all

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The TDM is fun, well fast enough, relatively cheap to buy and run, comfortable and effective.
........thats why so many who own one, don't part company, or if they do....live to regret it, as nothing else do Continue reading...
I love my bike! Continue reading...
A great commuter and tourer alike. Cruises at motorway speed with relatively low revs. No need to really even change gears at lower speeds as in fifth it wallops up to speed from very low revs. I personally lov Continue reading...
A fabulous bike; able to easily cover 1,000 kms in one day (without giving you back-ache); keep up with (and even set a standard for) a lot of sports bikes; happily take on highways, byways and even some dirt r Continue reading...
Loved it, wish I'd kept it, Continue reading...


Posted: 12/09/2010 at 18:01

its nice to be important, but its important to be nice

Posted: 07/10/2010 at 17:51

Strangely, one of the best bikes I've owned.

Mine was dead reliable, not even a bulb burned out in 6 years of ownership..WTF?  I had everything from semi-knobbies to radial sport tires on that thing.  I wish instead of that beast of a 1200 Tenere they would have re-done the 900 TDM into more of a dirt bike or make 2 models like the TRX and a Dakar styled (and functioning) dirty bike.

Posted: 09/11/2010 at 21:22

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Supremely capable bike.
One of the dullest bikes ever madeā€¦
  • Year: 1991 - 2001
  • Top speed: 130mph
  • Engine capacity: 849cc
  • Power: 75bhp
  • Torque: 59lb ft
  • Weight: 201kg
  • 0-60: 4.2 seconds

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