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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 11:14 AM
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Interesting about the UJM. Here is a cool video about the evolution .

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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck_Michigan View Post
I've got one too, and that bike is a blast to drive, both on the streets and the deep sands of the Huron National Forest in upstate Michigan. That bike is bullet proof.

For anyone interested.

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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck_Michigan View Post
What does UJM mean?
Kesander found it

Did a quick perusal and found folks using the term Sport Heritage Bike Or Retro-Sport instead of the Yamaha SR400 or XSR700. That XSR is a nice looking bike!!

Lots of words like Classic and Retro and Heritage...but the reason they're still making that style is they sell, and they still do well in multiple settings...which is exactly what a new rider that they can figure out where to go from there, or if they want to just continue with a "Standard" so they can enjoy a wide variety of riding surfaces and styles.

With the VT500C, low weight, reasonable power, & an upright riding position allows it to behave reasonably on dirt, beach sand, gravel roads, city streets, highways, & the occasional swamp. One can add a great variety of handlebars, windshield, saddle bags, and trunk as one desires...or nothing at all. Lots of possibilities...and yet, not really tied to anything as you can change it to suit whatever riding needs you have. Makes a nifty deer/hog hauler after the hunt as well by using a tail rack!

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