Yamaha XJ700 Maxim: history, specs, pictures

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Yamaha XJ700
Also called Maxim, Maxim X
Production 1985 - 1986
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Yamaha XJ650
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 68.0mm x 48.0mm
Top Speed 135 mph (217 km/h)
Horsepower 84.22 HP (62.8 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 49.94 ft/lbs (67.7 Nm) @ 8000RPM
Fuel System carburetor. (4) standard side-draft 33 mm mikuni cv
Ignition tci
Spark Plug NGK BP8ES '85
NGK BPR8ES '86 [1]
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '85-86 [1]
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Clutch: wet/multi-disc
Final Drive Shaft (cardan)
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: swing arm w/ coil springs
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Wheelbase 59.84 inches (1520 mm)
Length 87.99 inches (2235 mm)
Width 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Height 45.67 inches (1160 mm)
Seat Height 29.92 inches (760 mm)
Weight 473.99 pounds (215.0 Kg) (dry), 232.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.92 Gallon (3.50 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-144[2]
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.70 liters/100 km (17.5 km/l or 41.27 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha XJ700XS was a in-line four, four-stroke standard produced by Yamaha between 1985 and 1986. It could reach a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h). Max torque was 49.94 ft/lbs (67.7 Nm) @ 8000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 84.22 HP (62.8 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 68.0mm bore x 48.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 697.3 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet/multi-disc.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a swing arm w/ coil springs. The XJ700XS was fitted with a 3.43 Gallon (13.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 473.99 pounds (215.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.84 inches (1520 mm) long.

1985[edit | edit source]

1986[edit | edit source]

1985 - 1989 Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim[edit | edit source]

1985 - 1989 Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim 1985 - 1989 Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim 1985 - 1989 Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim 1985 - 1989 Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim

The Yamaha XJ 700 Maxim is a mid-size motorcycle manufactured by the Yamaha Motor Company and introduced in 1980 as the Maxim and produced through 1989. The XJ 700 Maxim comes equipped with Four cylinder, air cooled, twin cam 700 cc engine. The Maxim-X lays to ruin the dichotomy of style and function: More significant even than its 20-valve technology and high-performance numbers is its demonstration that trendy fashion need and versatility and that power and high-style need not be at odds. With the Maxim-X, Yamaha has rounded the corner and headed back with function as the central issue, back to the virtues that remain long after the glitter has lost its sheen.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  2. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.