Yamaha XS1100

Better late than never, Yamaha blew away the big bike competition with the fast and fabulous Yamaha XS1100.

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by Doug Mitchel
The first year for the Yamaha XS1100 is really the most striking because of the maroon paint, gold pinstriping and the gold emblems on the side covers.

Better late than never, Yamaha blew away the big bike competition with the fast and fabulous Yamaha XS1100.

Yamaha XS1100
Years produced:
 1978-1981
Claimed power: 95hp @ 8,000rpm
Top speed: 136mph (period test)

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