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.
2012 Yamaha TDM900/A
Engine:Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valves
Transmission:Constant Mesh, 6-speed
Horsepower @ RPM:46 @ 7500
Torque @ RPM:65 @ 6000
Energy:Electronic Fuel Injection
Top Speed:139 mph
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
|Engine type||Forward-inclined parallel 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 5-valves|
|Bore x stroke||92.0 mm x 67.5 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.4 : 1|
|Maximum Power||63.4 kW (86PS) @ 7,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||88.8 Nm (9.1 kg-m) @ 6,000 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Dry sump|
|Carburettor||Electronic Fuel Injection|
|Clutch Type||Wet, multiple-disc coil spring|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh, 6-speed|
|Frame||Aluminium Deltabox, Diamond|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks|
|Front travel||150 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm, (link suspension), Monoshock|
|Rear Travel||133 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Rear brake||Hydraulic single disc, Ø 245 mm|
|Front tyre||120/70 ZR18M/C (59W)|
|Rear tyre||160/60 ZR17M/C(69W)|
|Overall length||2,180 mm|
|Overall width||800 mm|
|Overall height||1,290 mm|
|Seat height||825 mm|
|Wheel base||1,485 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||160 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||223 kg / ABS 226 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||20 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||4.7 litres|
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"