Suzuki RF900R (1995-1999) Motorbike Review MCN

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Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R

Owners’ Overall Rating (14

OK So I am 42 years old and still want to a bike that has some (preferably 150 MPH+) but at the same is comfortable enough to allow for my back and knees… Oh and also it cosy more that Finally I want something a “out of the box” and “different the crowd”! I had a good look on trader and slowly the list of that matched this list shrank smaller and Anything that was one or more of was not the other.

To be frank the biggest was finding anything that was not andor just another old bandit at this price (nothing against Bandits as a but they are a bit like the two version of a in that every c**t has got and the connotations of being a bandit in my era are certainly not the same as they are pardon my French. Finally I that the price had to go up and the speed had to go down… Or did it?

Literally just changing my search criteria to add £500 (and include the and inner solar system as in my search) I saw an add for a Suzuki RF900…. For Now I remember seeing one of these in the day and thinking “my god it looks like a between one of the thunderbirds and a wedgewood from the rear anyway” but on this one something clicked in my

Yes it does have an arse a mother could love. And yes vented grills do make it like a 70’s doctor who but wow its actually quite pleasing on the This one was fettled in the silver, and orange (reminds me of the 1995 tiger Fireblade). The advert it had 22,000 miles on the clock and the photos were showing a tidy bike.

I rang the in anticipation and sure enough it was available. The owner was happy to through the plusses and minuses of the and I got the feeling he was being straight. On to test ride the owner call him Ken, as that was his struck me as loving the bike and would have rather it.

Also very honest and He was at the senior end of the biking spectrum in age and had owned the bike for 15,000 of its miles so no need to worry the owner not knowing the bike Clean and tidy ticked well, minor leaks the fork seals and a back that had too much travel that we finally settled on

Now up to this point I had broken my rule about giving the a full test ride and had ridden it round the local close to his house so had not really had a to go above 3rd. Money I left and spent the next 20 getting comfortable with the Now at this point I discovered rather interesting. This is no old hector pretending to be a bit sporty.

I has a and gargantuan, torque filled that runs pretty from 1500 revs in to 9-10,000 revs in 5th… OH BTW 5th… no 6th gear (mind you need a 6th because your will be ripped off way before when you hit the quoted 162 miles an top speed, I of course did not do that but I a bloke that did… This bike is very, VERY quick. But that’s the odd

Its not quick as in “Jayyyyyyssssuuuussss Keeeeeeeeeeeriiiiiiiissssssssssssst “. its more “good god did I really get that quickly?” Its never to really trouble any true bikes from its own era too much I noted its stock torque wee’s like a puppy all the 96 Fireblades numbers so if you put it on a diet I they would not be too far apart. The is OK and the 3 hour blast I took it on me only a little tired.

One to note on this bike. Its big and heavy so when you get to twisty you will feel it and although essentially a sports tourer I did my wrists had begun to get that feeling near to the end of the ride. speaking the ride comfort is with the suspension coping most of the things the UK roads throw at it. But on one occasion I did feel it to fall behind on the most C roads.

The stock seat is though, if you have a bus ticket in back pocket you will it. I am going to have a Corbin as soon as humanly possible. The shebang gets a bit vibey and around 4-5000 revs but that cant be sorted out I am Also take note.

Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R

The carbs were way out of balance on when I bought it and the buzzing has markedly since these been synced. Handling. is where the real and most difference is between a bike the RF900 and say a Gixxer or Blade the same era.

Nowhere as flickable and responsive but by no means a It feels great on long corners but does feel a punch drunk on quick and corners. Mind you a big plus was no diving in feeling on the corners and you get used to the slightly Rocky feeling nothing that be planned for at all but the most extreme Build quality seems OK.

The are all in good order on this but I can see where little things in were used to shave The still frame (using the as a stressed member) is OK but I feel a strip down and powder is required on mine. Brakes… again OK but nothing spectacular. The are basic Nissin clunkers so I suspect an aftermarket upgrade of will be next (after a seat).

In conclusion the bike is surprisingly very different from the run of the comfortable for extended periods and cost me £880 (p.s the is hilariously cheap £110 per fully comp). All in all an awful lot of for very little money. If you see one and it has looked after I would recommend a test ride you be surprised

It’s getting to be an old now, but it still turns (and snaps necks). power delivery from 2000rpm in top, to — nobody knows — and it from a stop at idle. fuel mileage; eats miles at a prodigious rate, or hard-core attention by blowing a number of other bikes the shoulder.

I have had one for over years now (see avatar), and got a parts bike running. so pretty, in original purple and and its controls and bodywork — is so nice, it looks like about 2 years old. keeping it together!

After 40+ riding, plus racing, distance touring, etc. on 40 bikes, I must say that the has the best feel and balance of all of for what it’s supposed to do. simply isn’t any other that can deliver the miles so so stinking fast, with so effort and on so little gas, and be so much fun! Oh — I made a few mods: Corbin Heli-bars, one tooth less in sprocket, Yoshimura can, Attacks, faired turn car horns, LED lights, lots of coating and custom candy paint, and Hayabusa (Tokico) front calipers. I’ll want another bike, I’ll never be able to this one. (Don’t young ‘un — bet you can’t, either.)

Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R
Suzuki RF 900 R

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