2012 Yamaha TDM900/A

The Yamaha TDM900/A is a universal performer, a bike that was created to allow riders to handle whatever you throw at it. Whether its the long distance touring trips with a passenger or just your everyday commute through city streets, the TDM900/A is as versatile a bike as anything in Yamaha’s line-up.

In terms of style, the bike’s aggressive styling is typical of Yamaha street bikes: sporty, aggressive, and oozing with attitude. On top of that, comfort was also taken into consideration, particularly the weather-beating upper fairing and the built-in luggage rack.

At the heart of the TDM900/A is a powerful 897cc forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC engine. The flexible, big-twin engine is a testament to the kind of power it boasts. Add in superb traction due to the 270-degree crankshaft, a wonderfully responsive and forgiving suspension, and a high-tech braking system, and you have a bike that’s ready for whatever you throw at it.

Find out more about the Yamaha TDM900/A after the jump.

Yamaha TDM900/A

Yamaha TDM900/A

The TDM900/A is a universal performer, built to handle whatever you throw at it – from unforgettable touring trips with a passenger to your everyday commute through city streets.

It offers the ultimate in versatility, with a flexible big-twin powerplant, well-balanced chassis and excellent comfort for both rider and passenger.

Its all round ability is the result of some careful design. The compact, fuel-injected, parallel twin engine delivers stacks of useable power that is easy to feel, and excellent traction thanks to the 270-degree crankshaft. It’s the kind of easy-going engine that’ll have you riding all day.

At Yamaha we have a reputation for breaking through boundaries. We’ve proven ourselves repeatedly by winning competitions on the tarmac and in the dirt, and you can count on our legendary spirit for high-tech bikes that also deliver winning performances on the city street or the open

Our machines are made to impress, from the intimidating muscular grace of the XJR1300 to the Supermotard flair of the XT660X or the zippy playfulness of the YBR250.

But they’re also made to back up those looks with serious performance - with engines made for quick acceleration, and chassis designed for comfort and handling whether touring or on your daily commute.

Big power for town and country riding

Yamaha TDM900/A

Your needs in the city and out on the open road can differ dramatically. Thankfully, the versatile, compact, fuel-injected, parallel twin powerplant of the TDM900/A delivers stacks of useable power that is easy to feel, with sweet pulses that you can really feel. Wherever you go, it’s got the power to get you there.

Beautiful aluminium frame

Yamaha TDM900/A

In keeping with the aggressive styling of all our street bikes, the TDM900/A has the looks to turn heads. You’ll find it looks just as impressive at a city-centre traffic signal as peeling back the miles on a country lane. And it’s made with comfort in mind too, with a weather-beating upper fairing and neutral, easy handling.

Ready to tour

Yamaha TDM900/A

This is one street bike that you’ll be happy to take on a long tour. The TDM900/A comes with some important sport touring extras, including a long-range, 20 litre fuel tank and an inbuilt luggage rack. It’s just what you need to get away and explore the limits of this wonderful machine.

Complete comfort

Yamaha TDM900/A

You’ll want to take someone with you on those longer cruises in the country, or even just when taking on the city streets. The TDM900/A’s incredibly comfortable seating for passenger and rider means easy riding wherever you go. So mount up, and go exploring.

Super-responsive suspension

Yamaha TDM900/A

Experience even more comfort with the TDM900/A’s wonderfully responsive and forgiving suspension. Whether you are tackling pot-holed city streets, or uneven country lanes, the telescopic forks at the front and swingarm (link suspension) at the rear will ease every lump and bump from the road.

ABS available as an option

Yamaha TDM900/A

Feel the responsiveness of the TDM900’s braking system and you’ll soon feel confident that it can take whatever the conditions throw at you. The dual disc, 298 mm front brakes and single disc, 245 mm rear brake mean it can handle city jolts as well as any surprises offered by the open road. A version featuring ABS, the TDM900A, is also available.


Yamaha TDM900/A
Engine typeForward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valves
Bore x stroke92.0 mm x 67.5 mm
Compression ratio10.4 : 1
Maximum Power63.4 kW (86PS) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque88.8 Nm (9.1 kg-m) @ 6,000 rpm
Lubrication systemDry sump
CarburettorElectronic Fuel Injection
Clutch TypeWet, multiple-disc coil spring
Ignition systemTCI
Starter systemElectric
Transmission systemConstant Mesh, 6-speed
Final transmissionChain
FrameAluminium Deltabox, Diamond
Front suspension systemTelescopic forks
Front travel150 mm
Caster Angle25º
Trail114 mm
Rear suspension systemSwingarm, (link suspension), Monoshock
Rear Travel133 mm
Front brakeHydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm
Rear brakeHydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm
Front tyre120/70 ZR18M/C (59W)
Rear tyre160/60 ZR17M/C(69W)
Overall length2,180 mm
Overall width800 mm
Overall height1,290 mm
Seat height825 mm
Wheel base1,485 mm
Minimum ground clearance160 mm
Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)223 kg / ABS 226 kg
Fuel tank capacity20 litres
Oil tank capacity4.7 litres


Yamaha TDM900/A

motorcyclenews ---- "The Yamaha TDM900 is a streetbiking oddball that’s as brilliant beating congestion as it is swinging bends"

Visordown ---- "The TDM’s suspension package has been uprated with a fair degree of adjustability and the front brake calipers have been robbed from the R1"

Bikez ---- "The TDM900 is a universal performer, built to handle whatever you throw at it – from unforgettable touring trips with a passenger to your everyday commute through city streets"

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