1981-1987 Yamaha XV750/XV700 Virago

We take a look at the Yamaha Virago, the Suzuki Intruder and Honda Shadow.

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A period cutaway drawing from an early Virago advertisement.
  • Years produced: 1981-1987
  • Claimed power: 60hp @ 7,000rpm
  • Top speed: 105mph (period test)
  • Engine/transmission: 749cc (83mm x 69.2mm) 2-valve air-cooled SOHC V-twin/5-speed, shaft final drive
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