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Yamaha Majesty 400
Yamaha Majesty 400

MD Ride Review: 2005 Majesty

Ever since MD the Honda Silver Wing way in 2002, we’ve had a soft in our hearts for the new breed of large-displacement This kind of scooter/motorcycle can make a great around-town or even commuter bike, and can be of fun in the process.

When I got the assignment to Yamaha’s Majesty 400, I was back and forth to work day through about an hour way) of gnarly Southern traffic. I had previously made ride on everything from an to a ZX-10, so I was curious to see how it would aboard the Majesty.

The Majesty a liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valve, single cylinder powerplant, and it power to the wheel through a cog V-belt design CVT (continuosly transmission). All this rides an aluminum frame with forks and twin shocks out rolling on a 14-inch wheel out and a 13-inch wheel in the rear. disc brakes front and provide the stopping power.

What does all this add up to? As I out in my first week of commuting on the Majesty, it’s a recipe for

The motor feels strong for its although the sound is a little – but then, that just it easier to surprise the brand new 883 Sportster that I smoked light to light! The Majesty strongly for short distances, but it run out of steam as the speed increases.

I the most fun I had on this thing was I made basically the entire portion of my commute home the throttle completely twisted to the – I would guess that I around 90mph although the will make it slightly 100mph (indicated) on long Shhh, don’t tell the

Surprisingly enough considering the wheel/tire package (especially in to the 436lb claimed dry weight), the feels stable and confidence-inspiring at speeds. I did experience some on the higher side of average speeds, but nothing too surprising – it frightening at all, and it didn’t me want to close the throttle.

you’re not going to be hanging any sportbikes in the local twisties, the provides its own brand of fun in that too. Attempting to achieve a drag from the floorboards, and center-stand can be quite entertaining – it no small amount of practice for me I was able to produce that grinding sound through the Again, you can find yourself long stretches of road the throttle completely pinned – the acceleration actually makes the more entertaining, as maintaining corner speeds provides a challenge to your riding

Yamaha Majesty 400
Yamaha Majesty 400

Now that I’ve talked the fun factor, let’s consider the aspects of the Majesty as a daily The bike achieved excellent when I kept it to a 65-70mph speed on the freeway – not so excellent I tried to run at 90mph+. The seating is comfortable, and if you’ve never a big scooter you’ll quickly an appreciation for the long floorboards, allow you to move your and legs to a variety of positions on trips.

The best part of the Majesty, in my is the storage capacity. No more about losing the contents of pockets while riding – the locking glove box is perfect for cell phone, house and the other requirements of daily Meanwhile, the HUGE underseat compartment will easily fit helmet, full riding (Aerostitch and the like), gloves, and boots when you park.

makes the Majesty much practical for daily commuting and than any motorcycle I have – you can fit groceries, school books, under the seat when then store your gear when stopped of carrying it around like in an airport.

This being Southern I used the extra storage to stash my Alpinestars and smelly so I could switch to flip whenever I parked – very and my feet thanked me for the air.

into this test, I sure how the Majesty would up against the many different I have commuted on. In the end, I the Majesty a much more partner for the daily grind any motorcycle in recent memory. Of I’d still prefer a sportbike or … to play with but if you’re in the market for a reliable, and FUN way to get to work, the Majesty should be on your list.

The Majesty continues unchanged for colors) in 2006. It carries a MSRP of $5,799 in the U.S. and be available in your local dealer now. For more check out Yamaha’s web site .

Yamaha Majesty 400
Yamaha Majesty 400
Yamaha Majesty 400
Yamaha Majesty 400
Yamaha Majesty 400


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