Best Yamaha Big Bikes in the Philippines 2020 - 2021

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In the Philippines, the Yamaha brand might often be associated with automatic (AT) scooters, with Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. (YMPI) dominating the local AT scooter market with its impressive range of impressive and practical scooters. Filipino big bike and racing enthusiasts know better, however, and will likely point out that when it comes to speed and performance, Yamaha will also stand out. In fact, the Big Four Japanese companies, with the exception of Kawasaki, dominate the MotoGP with their most advanced racing technologies on par with their European counterparts. Yamaha is very adept at building sport bikes as well, with its R series of super sportsbikes among its most popular big bikes.

Yamaha has come a long way as a motorcycle manufacturer from the time it was founded in 1955 with the Japanese motorcycle brand being among the leading and most recognizable in the world. Today, Yamaha offers a full line of motorcycles – standards, cruisers, tourer, scooters, rugged dirt bikes and high-performance bikes, and more. And the good news is, many of the globally renowned Yamaha models are available in YMPH's local arsenal.

In this article, we, at Priceprice.com, have gathered pertinent information, such as specifications, pricing, highlights and possible flaws of Yamaha's best-selling big bikes for Filipino riders who are looking at swinging their legs on a Yamaha mean machine. Read on and check out which one takes your fancy.

Best Yamaha Big Bikes in the Philippines 2020

10. Yamaha SR400

Pros

  • Authentic retro design
  • Decent power with instant torque
  • Comfortable ride at decent speed
  • Comfortable and roomy seat
  • Highly customizable

Cons

  • Not designed for fast speeds
  • No electric starter
  • Limited handling and cornering capabilities
  • Rear wheel comes with a drum brake
  • No ABS
  • Pricey

A blast from the past starts our list of the 10 best Yamaha big bikes. The Yamaha SR400 is a faithful rendition of the 1978 version but is fitted with much-needed modern features such as electronic fuel-injection technology and a front disc brake. The rest of the features did not change a single bit ever since this stunning retro-styled motorbike first rolled off Yamaha's assembly line.

The current iteration of the Yamaha SR400 looks fresh out of the late 1970s with its 18-inch wire-spoke wheels wrapped in tube-type tires, handlebar switches, chrome front mudguard and an analog two-dial instrument gauge. The classic big bike is a head-turner for retro motorcycle enthusiasts who have a deep sense of appreciation for kicking the pedals when starting the machine and for that classic one-piece seat design that provides plenty of room for a comfortable back ride.

The Yamaha SR400, which can be easily customized into a bobber, café racer or street tracker, is built on a single-double cradle frame giving it a slim chassis. Everything about it looks classic, being a short-stroke version of the 1978 SR500 and a roadster adaptation of the similarly classic and popular Yamaha XT500 dual-sport motorcycle. Although its 785mm seat height isn't typically low, the seat is narrow and flat making it easier for even the not-so-tall riders' feet to reach the ground. A chrome-plated grab handle is nicely bolted onto the frame for added back-ride convenience. The tall and wide handlebars are within the rider's easy reach and the upright riding position spells comfort. The SR400 rolls on 18-inch wheels.

Among the SR400's retro traits is the lack of an electric starter, which many young riders might consider a deal breaker, but purists and perhaps older-generation riders might find it charming. The fact that this vintage machine is on our top Yamaha big bikes list means there are still plenty of kickstart-loving Filipino riders out there.

Despite the 70s vibe, the S400 produces a healthy dose of 22.93hp output at 6,400rpm and peak torque of 27.4Nm at 5,500rpm, thanks to its 399cc 4-stroke single-cylinder, 2-valve air-cooled and fuel-injected SOHC engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. While not so powerful, the figures are enough to provide a smooth ride, short shifting the transmission between 3,000rpm to 5,000rpm in which the engine is happiest, even though it redlines at 7,000rpm. Cruising on speedways can get the rider 100kmph all day, with sufficient power to overtake slow-running lane hoggers. On long straight roads, the SR400 can go on a top speed of 143kmph, but it is important to note that wind resistance could pose inconvenience above 130kmph, at the same time vibration can become a problem. In the city, the rider can benefit from the instant torque, especially when caught in a stoplight or traffic situation.

For an authentic retro bike, the Yamaha SR400 comes with a refined ride ― perfect for laid-back coasting on highways. The rigid front fork suspension and rear spring-preload-adjustable dual shocks certainly do a fine job of ensuring a smooth ride over various road conditions, making this big bike ideal for long-distance touring, minus the racing speed. Its 12L fuel tank can cover adequate distance before dropping by the nearest pumping station. Front disc brake and rear drum brake take care of the retro bike's stopping power. Being an authentic retro, don't expect an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to come with the bike.

With authenticity comes an extra price, as despite the meager tech, the Yamaha SR400 has a standard retail price (SRP) of PHP 329,000. It is also highly customizable, which adds to its appeal.

9. Yamaha Tracer 900

Pros

  • Powerful and torquey engine
  • Good off-road capability
  • High riding position gives riders a good view of the road
  • Superior stopping power
  • 3-mode traction control

Cons

  • Seat height is not for riders of short stature
  • Price point is not for everyone

Long-distance adventure-loving riders will be much delighted to have the Yamaha Tracer 900 as their two-wheeler companion. This adventure-touring motorcycle certainly adds "sport" in the sport touring bike category. Making its Philippine debut back in January 2017, the capable sport tourer offers sporty good looks combined with a similarly sporty engine feel.

Whereas it doesn't hold a candle to the bigger adventure-focused Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré, the Tracer 900 is still a widely preferred tourer that's fun to ride on long trips, with its tall windscreen, an upright seating position and a reasonably comfortable seat.

The Yamaha Tracer 900 comes decently equipped, with a pair of LED headlights housed conveniently on its seemingly Transformers-inspired face. The sport tourer also boasts enhanced aerodynamics, and it weighs relatively less than most big bikes, with a wet weight (when filled with fluids) of only 210kg. Its exterior components have been designed to protect the rider from harsh road elements such as a 3-step adjustable windscreen and knuckle guards. Toward the back are the taillight, grab rail, and rear pegs. Digital gauges provide the rider with the essential riding information.

Another noteworthy feature of the Tracer 900 is its distinctive engine, which it shares with two of its Yamaha siblings ― the neo-retro Yamaha XSR900 and the naked sportsbike Yamaha MT-09 that you'll read about further up on this roster. Like this duo, the Tracer 900 is powered by Yamaha's 847cc cross-plane crank-equipped inline 3-cylinder 4-stroke 12-valve liquid-cooled DOHC powertrain, with offset cylinders and forged pistons, churning out power output of up to 115hp at 10,000rpm and a highest torque of 87.5Nm at 8,500rpm. This triple-cylinder mill is linked to a constant mesh 6-speed transmission and an Assist & Slipper (A&S) clutch.

Emphasizing its purpose as a sport tourer, the Yamaha Tracer 900 has a towering height of 1,372mm (4.5ft), a good 134.62mm (5.3 inches) ground clearance and a sizable 18L-capacity gas tank. It sits on front telescopic fork suspension with 137mm travel and rear mono shock that's hooked to an asymmetric link-type swingarm, with 130mm of travel. Powerful braking is provided by dual discs at front and a single disc on the rear, with assistance from an ABS.

A standard 3-mode traction control (Yamaha's D-mode), an optional Quick Shifter System, an immobilizer and a pass switch are also offered. All these features included come with an SRP of PHP 619,000. The bike however comes in only one colorway: Armor Gray.

8. Yamaha MT-07

Pros

  • Powerful and torquey engine
  • Good ride quality and smooth handling
  • Distinct, attractive styling
  • Superior stopping power
  • Versatile - can serve as a daily street rider, track racer, or even beginner's bike

Cons

  • Inner clutch plates tend to break causing issues
  • Engine tends to stall when idling, such as at a stoplight
  • Price point is not for everyone

When it comes to the middleweight hypernaked sportsbike segment, the Yamaha MT-07 700 is Yamaha's widely popular contender. It belongs to the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer's MT range of naked sports motorcycles, with MT standing for "Masters of Torque". This big bike therefore promises a torquey performance on top of its aggressive, dark, good-looking appearance that's based on Yamaha's "Dark Side of Japan" design philosophy. It dons sporty components such as aggressive intake scoops. And being a member of the MT family, it is not surprising that the midsize sportsbike has the same performance DNA of its MT siblings coursing through its veins.

As the heart of the Yamaha MT-07 naked sportsbike beats a 689cc 4-stroke two-cylinder 8-valve liquid-cooled DOHC parallel engine that comes equipped with Yamaha's cross-plane crankshaft. This makes the MT-07 unique, with its 270-degree twin-cylinder motor making as much as 74hp at 9,000rpm and an ample torque of 68Nm at 6,500rpm. A 6-speed manual transmission is hooked to the engine.

The Yamaha MT-07, which serves as a replacement and improvement of the FZ-07, has been thrilling critics and riders alike with its smooth engine performance and agile handling. The big bike utilizes conventional fork suspension up front and a single shock on the rear. Both front and rear wheels are fitted with disc brakes for powerful stopping and has been fitted with ABS for extra braking protection.

Other features of the Yamaha MT-07 worth noting are its LED taillight, digital meters, a pass switch, slipper clutch, and an immobilizer.

For PHP 439,000, Filipino naked sportsbike enthusiasts can avail themselves of the Yamaha MT-07 700 and can choose among three sleek paint schemes: Ice Fluo, Matte Raven Black and Team Yamaha Blue.

Although the 2021 model of the MT-07 has been spied testing and teased a few times, it hasn't been officially unveiled as of this writing.

7. Yamaha MT-09

Pros

  • Powerful and torquey engine
  • Upright riding position
  • Good ride quality and handling
  • Distinct, attractive styling
  • Has loads of tech and safety features

Cons

  • Riding position is not suitable for riders of short height
  • Price point is not for everyone

The Yamaha MT-09 850 is the bigger sibling of the MT-07, and like the others in the Yamaha MT series, it is the Japanese motorcycle giant's unique entry into the hypernaked big bike segment. It also carries the dark-theme-inspired styling of Yamaha's "The Dark Side of Japan" design concept. The Yamaha MT-09 is widely considered as the motorcycle industry's benchmark when it comes to hypernaked agile handling and triple-cylinder performance. Moreover, it is also known for its wheelie-inducing power.

Yamaha's hypernaked big bike is unique in that it features a cross-plane crank-equipped inline 3-cylinder engine. This 847cc 4-stroke 12-valve liquid-cooled DOHC mill fires up power figures at supersport levels, delivering up to 155hp of maximum output and 88Nm of peak torque, and mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with a multiplate assist and slipper (A&S) clutch.

This sportsbike comes decently equipped with features, including LED lighting, floating twin headlights and taillights, and an advanced LCD instrument panel.

The latest iteration of the Yamaha MT-09 850 that is available in the Philippines sits on the same platform as the rest of the MT family. Its suspension setup consists of a fully adjustable 44mm inverted front fork and single rear shock, with adjustable preload and rebound damping. Stopping power is all powerful with dual disc brakes in front and a single disc brake at the rear, made more capable by an ABS.

Other notable features are traction control, an immobilizer and a pass switch.

The strikingly good-looking Yamaha MT-09 is available locally in only one variant, which is the ABS-equipped one, fetching an SRP of PHP 569,000. There are three colorways available that it shares with the YZF lineup, and these are Team Yamaha Blue, Matte Raven Black and Ice Fluo.

Most recently, the 2021 Yamaha MT-09 has been introduced in Japan, which is 3.6kg lighter, has been restyled but retains its cyborg-ish appearance, has an updated chassis and engine as well as heaps of new tech.

6. Yamaha YZF-R3

Pros

  • Powerful engine
  • Good ride quality and handling
  • Comfortable even during a long ride
  • Power output figure is the best in its class

Cons

  • Tires can be improved

Who says sportsbikes can't come small and less expensive? This is probably what Yamaha had in mind when it added a 300cc (and the even smaller 150cc) to its globally renowned supersport motorcycle range: the Yamaha YZF-R3 300. In fact, the Japanese motorcycle behemoth's R series of sportsbikes is not just widely popular worldwide, it has its own amply sized subscribers in the Philippine market. The well-liked Yamaha YZF R3 300, which is one of the small siblings of the mighty YZF-R1 super sportsbike, has been around for five years now. It was unveiled in 2015 and just last year was given a MotoGP-inspired aesthetic makeover. The latest iteration of the YZF-R3 300 looks bolder and sleeker, with a more aerodynamic-oriented body styling for a more enhanced riding experience.

Despite the refresh, the current R3 model has kept its revvy, parallel twin engine on the boil. Small as it may be, the Yamaha YZF-R3 still boasts high power that comes with the R nameplate. Its 321cc, two-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8-valve liquid-cooled DOHC engine spurts out a healthy dose of 41hp at 10,750rpm and a peak torque of 30Nm at 9,000rpm, attached to a 6-speed manual transmission. Cruising with the YZF-R3 will get you an average of 120kmph on highways, with still enough torque to overtake cars. Twisting the throttle will increase mileage to 160kmph with an approximately 188kmph top speed.

Easy getaways are made possible by the YZF-R3's short first gear and light-effort clutch, and the relatively low seat height can inspire feet-flat confidence, even to average-height Filipino riders.

This 300cc sportsbike's suspension layout consists of an upside-down telescopic fork in front and a swingarm on the rear. A single disc brake on each wheel makes for a capable stopping power, with ABS as an added brake protection.

Yamaha has fitted the aggressively styled YZF-R3 300 motorbike with a generous number of modern amenities including LED headlights and taillights, 17-inch wheels, and LCD display for the gauges. Aside from ABS, other safety and security features include a slipper clutch, an immobilizer, and a pass switch.

The sportsbike, which from time to time can be seen rolling on rural streets — in either Race Blu, Black Raven, or Matte Red color — is available in a Standard variant with ABS for PHP 259,000.

5. Yamaha XSR 155

Pros

  • Attractive café racer aesthetics
  • Affordable price point
  • Refined engine with decent output
  • Highly customizable
  • Digital instrument meters

Cons

  • Only the taillight is LED
  • Hard-to-read digital gauges
  • Slightly stiff ride quality

No one can argue that Yamaha's big bikes boast fabulous, good looks, but for the many retro enthusiasts, the Yamaha XSR lineup probably has the best-looking motorcycles in Yamaha's local arsenal. While the Yamaha SR400 is an authentic retro, the XSR offers more modern features, but its appearance is based on classic-inspired styling. The Yamaha XSR 155, the big bike with the smallest engine displacement in our best Yamaha big bikes list, also happens to be the smallest of the neo-retro XSR family. This not-so-big bike inherits its family's irresistible good looks and combines ruggedness with classic handsomeness, without being bereft of modern features.

Staying true to the classic, sport heritage styling of the Yamaha XSR family, the café racer has a proud, alluring appeal that combines vintage styling with modern amenities, with its classic round headlight with integrated daytime running lights (DRLs), LED taillight, retro-looking drip-shaped 10L fuel tank and leather-clad seat. The retro vibe gets a balanced touch of contemporary with its garnished deltabox chassis, a mean-looking exhaust pipe, and digital multi-function instrument display. The handlebars are equipped with modern buttons for easy access to the digital gauges.

Powering the Yamaha XSR is a 155cc single-cylinder 4-stroke SOHC liquid-cooled engine that delivers a healthy dose of power up to 19.3hp and torque that peaks at 14.7Nm hooked to a 6-speed gearbox — perfect for riders who want the feel of a big bike but doesn't care so much for might power and performance. On a full tank, the XSR reportedly has an average mileage of 48.58kmpl when driven in the city, and 52.02kmpl when driven in speedways.

An imperfect city road won't be so much of an inconvenience given the XSR 155's rigid front inverted telescopic fork suspension and rear monoshock absorber setup. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes on both wheels. Moreover, an A&S clutch softens the impact of sudden downshifts especially when braking or decelerating.

Yamaha's XSR café racer comes with a price tag of PHP 162,000 and is available locally in two colorways: Garage Metal and Tech Black. It is excitingly customizable with bolt-on parts and accessories, with local YS3 shops offering a full range of custom upgrades and fitments.

4. Yamaha YZF-R1

Pros

  • Excellent power delivery, roars hard at low rpm
  • Smooth gear changes
  • Carves through corners smoothly
  • Equipped with ABS
  • Has loads of modern features

Cons

  • Price point is not for many
  • Riding position can be uncomfortable for long distances

The king of Yamaha's sportsbike stable is still none other than the Yamaha YZF-R1 1,000, as it represents the pinnacle of the Yamaha YZF line of street-legal sportsbikes. Yamaha's R Series has always been a perennial favorite by many big bike enthusiasts from every corner of the globe. The YZF-R1 is a top contender in most sportsbikes' best lists, going neck on neck with other superbikes of the same size and category, and has already brought many top honors for its Japanese maker, Yamaha.

The latest generation of the sensational Yamaha YZF-R1, which was revealed in 2015, is considered a world-class beast of a big bike that has been proven and tested not only to provide ample power but also an extraordinary and exhilarating riding experience.

The hardcore sports bike can attribute its performance to the mighty flat-plane crank 998cc 4-cylinder, 4-stroke 16-valve liquid-cooled fuel-injected DOHC gasoline engine that draws out a stonking power output of 200hp and 112Nm of torque paired with a 6-speed manual tranny.

Sporting an aggressive R-styling, with its full-fared glory, the YZF-R1 is truly attractive and muscular, with a number of expensive but functional components that contribute to the big bike's overall dynamics such as the carbon fiber bodywork and the pair of magnesium wheels. LED lighting and digital instrument gauges also come standard.

The sensational YZF-R1 is also loaded with safety and ride-assist features including traction control, an alarm system, a pass switch, to name just a few.

Given the loads of best features it has been fitted with, the latest iteration of the Yamaha YFZ-R1 available in the Philippines comes with only one, ABS-equipped variant, that can be owned for PHP 1,099,000 SRP. There are two attractive- and sporty-looking paint schemes to choose from: Team Yamaha Blue and Black Raven.

3. Yamaha YZF-R6

Pros

  • Excellent power delivery
  • Smooth gear changes
  • Equipped with ABS
  • Has loads of modern features

Cons

  • Price point is not for many
  • Hard seat can be uncomfortable in long rides

The middleweight from Yamaha's R Series, the Yamaha YZF-R6 600, is a regular contender in almost any applicable competition and is eternally present in almost every best superbike list. First introduced in 1999, it has been constantly evolving since then, with the latest-generation, latest iteration of this track winning bike flaunting improved, better aerodynamics — at least 8% improvement from the previous iteration —closely resembling that of its big sibling, the mighty Yamaha YZF-R1.

This full-faired big bike, which has become widely popular to Filipino racing enthusiasts, was introduced in the country in 2017, with one ABS-equipped variant that retails for PHP 749,000.

Appearance-wise, the Yamaha YZF-R6 shares design cues with the YZF-R1, starting with the sleek front fairing all the way to the stylish headlight. Even the dimensions are close to the R1's measurements, with the R6's 54.12-inch wheelbase slightly smaller than the 55.3 inches of the R1. The R6's seat height stands a little over 33 inches, also almost the same size as the R1.

Of course, they vary in powertrain, with the Yamaha YZF-R6 being powered by a powerful 599cc inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve liquid-cooled DOHC gasoline engine that can fire up 122hp of maximum power output at 14,500rpm and 42Nm of peak torque at 10,500rpm, attached to a 6-speed manual transmission.

The midsize big bike also shares the suspension system of the YZF-R1. Moreover, it boasts a more powerful and more responsive braking system. The latest iteration of the YZF-R6 has been fitted with a 43mm KYB front fork suspension, with a bigger 25mm axle.

The bike's 17L fuel tank has also been made lighter with lightweight aluminum instead of the former steel material.

The YZF-R6 did not only inherit exterior characteristics of the ever-powerful YZF-R1, but also got some of its high-tech electronic rider aids. Among the standard features are a 6-level traction control that can be switched off, a Quick Shift System for a clutchless gear shifting but this only works on upshifts, an ABS feature, a D-Mode and digital instrument gauges. An A&S that eliminates hop on the rear wheel or during a sudden downshift at high speed comes handy.

The 2020 R6 comes in Team Yamaha Blue and Raven Black.

2. Yamaha TMAX

Pros

  • Fast and powerful among maxi scooters of its class
  • Equipped with disc brakes and ABS
  • Has traction control

Cons

  • Price point is not for many
  • Only two color options are offered

The Yamaha TMAX is the biggest among Yamaha's MAX premium scooter series, and the maxi-scooter's latest iteration, the 2020 Yamaha TMAX, has been made 30cc bigger and much faster than before. Yamaha's 2020-version maxi-scooter, which was first previewed at last year's EICMA motorcycle show, now comes in 560cc instead of 530cc like its predecessor. Among the MAX range, the TMAX is a widely popular premium scooter internationally especially in its home country Japan and in Europe where the maxi-scooter gets a big chunk of sales. As of this writing, however, this all-new version still nowhere near the country, so we'll be discussing both outgoing and upcoming specs in this section.

The sporty scooter's 2020 version sports a Euro-5 compliant 562cc, twin-cylinder, water-cooled DOHC mill with a rev range that's been bumped from the previous model, yielding a maximum power output of 46.9hp and torque that peaks at 56Nm (versus the current model's 530cc engine that churns out up to 45.33hp of power and 53Nm of torque). While the upcoming engine is still paired to a CVT like its predecessor, with a twist-and-go acceleration, the 2020 model has lower clutch engagement and gear ratios to match the new engine size and performance and for a sportier feel. Aside from engine vibration being minimized, acceleration time has also been made quicker and is 5kmph faster that the current model.

There are other cool, impressive upgrades in the upcoming 2020 TMAX but we'll save the review for when it finally arrives.

The current version of the Yamaha TMAX 530 (2019 year model) looks just as sporty as a maxi-scoot can get with compact front turn indicators and LED headlight. The upcoming version is said to have retained the headlight shape of the outgoing model but more compact and with not one but four LED lights. The upcoming version's rear styling was also refreshed giving it a cheekier look, and with the LED taillight forming a T-shape. The exhaust has also been blackened completely.

This TMAX 530 sits on a front inverted fork suspension and rear monoshock. In terms of safety and ride-assist features the maxi-scooter is equipped with dual disc brakes on the front wheels, traction control and ABS like its middleweight sibling, the Yamaha XMAX. These features will be carried over to the new iteration.

Available in only one ABS-equipped Standard variant, the currently available Yamaha TMAX maxi-scooter in the country can be had in either a Sword Grey or Phantom Blue colorway. It comes with a PHP 649,000 SRP price tag. If the all-new 2020 model enters the local scene, it reportedly comes with an additional Tech Max variant that boasts many advanced extra features from an electronically adjustable front windshield to cruise control and heated seats.

1. Yamaha XMAX

Pros

  • Attractive styling
  • Impressive performance
  • Has ABS and traction control

Cons

  • Price point is not for many
  • Only two color options are available

The middle-weighter from Yamaha's most-admired MAX scooter range, slotting right under the Yamaha TMAX, emerges as the number 1 Yamaha big bike in the Philippines in 2020: the Yamaha XMAX 300. Along with the rest of the models in the Yamaha MAX series, the XMAX 300 was brought into the Philippine market in 2018, and since then has been contributing to YMPH's good sales.

This powerful midsize two-seater automatic scooter is perfect for riders who are just beginning their big bike adventure, as it easy to maneuver, has decent speed that isn't too fast but not slow either, and has a stylish, distinctive look that inspires confidence in the rider — aggressive, sporty profile with an angular, attractive bodywork.

The Yamaha XMAX 300 is powered by a 292cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder 2-valve liquid-cooled SOHC gasoline engine that creates a very healthy dose of up to 27.6hp of maximum output at 7,250rpm and a peak torque of 29Nm at 5,750rpm. Its CVT gearbox enables easier linear shifting. The latest iteration of the Yamaha XMAX is equipped with Yamaha's DiASil technology among the benefits of which is an exceptional heat-dissipation capability for the bike's cylinder.

The XMAX sits on a backbone chassis with front telescopic fork and rear unit swing suspension layout. Stopping power is provided by disc brakes in both front and rear wheels, with an extra safety net provided by an ABS feature.

Other notable features include central locking, power door locks, a combination of analog and digital instruments clusters, traction control and a pass switch.

Only the Standard variant with ABS is offered in local dealerships with a PHP 249,000 price tag. There are two colorways to choose from: Phantom Blue and Worn Gray.

Conclusion

Yamaha is a formidable motorcycle brand, and our list clearly demonstrates that while the Japanese motorcycle maker's scooters rock, it also has other highly coveted, feature-packed and impressive range of motorcycles, especially the big growlers. Yamaha's big bikes are well-thought of, well-designed, carefully crafted with the riders' benefits and enjoyment in mind as you can glean from this top 10 big bikes compilation.

While the "Yamaha Advantage" of drivability, stability, cornering, running performance and riding position are greatly taken into consideration especially in its track hyper-beasts, the smaller, non-racers also come with their own salient features and appeal. And the best part is, Yamaha's big bike stable does not discriminate. You do not have to be a pro to be able to steer big bikes like the Yamaha XMAX, YZF-R3, SR400, XSR 155 or even the 700cc ones like the MT-07. And regardless of the type of big bike or its power figures and special features, Yamaha's motorcycles are attractive, reliable and fun companions in both short- and long-distance escapades.