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Models [ edit ]

The XS made its debut in 1978 as the capacity Japanese superbike currently in production. It featured front disc brakes. a disc brake, shaft and cast wheels. A factory styled XS Eleven Special was alongside it in 1979.

Both were superseded by the 1982 Maxim which used an based very closely on the unit. The XJ1100 Maxim was built for one year, before phased out. In Europe, the XS differed from the North model by having a larger gas (6.3 US gallons vs.

5.3 US gallons), a lower handlebar and exhaust pipes. The European also featured the 1.1 Sport on the Special model) and Martini on the original XS1100) versions. of these additional models faired.

History [ edit ]

The XS was the first four-cylinder four-… from Yamaha. It exploited technology, first used by in their previously released XS 750 triple. When the XS Eleven was it earned a reputation as a heavy, bike.

At the time of its release it was the most production motorcycle money buy. Nobody gets far the XS11 before they acquainted with the fact it’s strong; we had ridden over hundreds of open-road before going to the drag and knew it was a bullet. [ 2 ] The handling of the XS was not as well received. When behemoth of a motorcycle actually a corner at anything approaching speeds then it takes a deal of muscle to lay it down. the Yamaha doesn’t disgrace in corners (not as much as Z1000s I have known, for it doesn’t commend itself [ 3 ]

Yamaha XS 1100

In 1979, Yamaha followed the trend of offering a factory version of the bike, called a by Yamaha. Pullback handlebars, a seat, a smaller, fatter wheel, a smaller capacity gas tank, fully adjustable and altered frame created a custom, forerunner of the modern The XS Eleven Special sold despite complaints about the ergonomics.

What that translates to is a with an awkward riding but generally excellent road In fact, most of the things irritated this staff in the way the rode and handled could be to the handlebar, which, although as trendy as disco dancing, was not the ergonomics doctor ordered for comfortable control. [ 4 ]

XS Eleven [ edit ]

In 1981 a touring of the XS Eleven was produced. [ 5 ] This dubbed the Venturer was equipped a Windjammer like fairing to those made by the Vetter Company but branded by Yamaha. included matching trunk and bags. Additionally, the Venturer a 6.3 gallon tank for increased while touring.

British motorcycle journalist Brown, in his book Superbikes of the . says The Yamaha’s lack of gives it one advantage these though, in that a clean XS as this one costs less its more successful contemporary — whose performance so crucial then, is far less now. Two decades and more its launch, maybe the XS1100’s has finally come.

Yamaha XS 1100
Yamaha XS 1100
Yamaha XS 1100
Yamaha XS 1100
Yamaha XS 1100

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