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Manufacturer: Yamaha……..TOP

Model: XJ900R Seca, XJ900F Seca

Years Made: 1983-1984 USA,
1983-1988 Australia, 1983-1994 UK
Style: Sport Touring
Engine Type:
853cc In-Line Four
Weight: 483lb HP: 92-98
Top Speed: 130mph MPG: 45
New Cost: $4,399 (1983) – $5,999 (1985) – $7,140 (1988) (Canada, Australia $)
Average Used Costs:
Low $1,420 Medium $1,653 High $1,797


The Yamaha XJ900R Seca:Yamaha XJ900R Seca

Brought out as a super sport touring motorcycle with comfort. Would be equivalent to today’s Kawsaki’s Ninja ZX1200.


UMG Says: Early bikes had brutal handling, excess vibes but evolved into a competent tourer (best to go for post ’87). Runs well to 40 thou when cams, camchain or clutch may go, whilst the brakes and front forks become a touch dodgy. Some went around the clock but most were feeling their age by 60 thou. Minor upgrades to components and specs kept it competitive. Look for one that has few owners and been used as a tourer as opposed to bikes that have done a few despatch years.