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Yamaha XS750

The Yamaha XS 750 and XS 850 was a line of motorcycles produced by the Motor Corporation from to 1981 for the worldwide motorcycle The last model year of was 1981. Released in Japan in as the GX750 sporting wire (as opposed to cast alloy in all models) the XS750 became the for the export model.


XS750 “C” [ edit ]

Very few of bikes seem to have made and even fewer The cast wheels were in an finish and the decals were in a stripe design on the tank and panels. This bike had a 3-1 system, and Mikuni “Mark I” The air box assembly was different from years. The air filter could be by opening the seat.

This model had triple breaker points making adjustment complex. Also was a separate regulator and rectifier. The has a short tail piece year.

This bike rave reviews in Cycle who called it a Bargain BMW and rated it one of top 10 bikes in the world in 1976. [ 1 ]

XS750 “D” [ edit ]

A number of made it out to export markets in 1976. This bike was much the “C” with a paint The tank now sports the familiar around the contours picking out the Problems with reliability led to a release in 1977.

A particular was with 2nd gear. This had a of dropping into neutral load. Canny riders short-shift from 1st to 3rd gear; the had enough torque to support technique.

The Yamaha fix tended to be temporary, so not doing. The D had the same tail as the C and early GX750.

1977 “2D” [ edit ]

Released to confidence to the model with modifications to the “D” model. The bike now had 3 2 exhaust system with on both sides of the bike, and made to the engine to improve Fitted with electronic unit.

This bike has a seat from the C and D. The tail is longer and doesn’t fit the early

1978 XS750 “E” and “SE” [ ]

The now popular “2D” was upgraded to up with the market. Yamaha electronic ignition this but retained the mechanical timing unit. They also the carburetors for Mikuni “Mark II” CV These offered easier and a “two position enricher” as opposed to the single position on the I” model.

The engine again had some including cam shafts to boost the of the engine. The rev limit was raised to rpm this year from which the electronic ignition had Later “E” models also had a window for the engine oil added in of the dipstick. This year saw the introduction of the XS750 “SE”, or US custom model.

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With front forks and a teardrop tank with shorter and seat it had a “Chopper” appearance in to the tourer or now referred to as “Standard” “E”. The change of carburetors meant a change of air box design and the air was now changed without lifting the The XS750 also came a stock fairing with storage and aerodynamic enclosure of the

The fairing also introduced stability to the motorcycle by creating rake to the frame. This was a for bikes of this time, those in the 2400 to 2700 price range.

1979 “F” and “SF” [ edit ]

As above but models came with an 24 liter fuel tank and a new paint scheme. The cast from this year on of the tubeless design.

1980 “G” and “SG” “LG” [ edit ]

XS 850

The 826cc replacement for the XS750 was a similar beast. The engine bigger barrels and pistons, a crankshaft, a wider primary and better oil ways. The addition of an oil helped keep things The European 850 “G” came with the 24 tank as standard, plus a 8 dia headlight. Also added frame improvements including a new arm mounting and alloy footrest to be seen in some F models.

In the States, the 850 “G” had a more custom with a seat with no piece like the “SG” and side panels. The exhausts on the models have an offset in to improve ground clearance at the The “LG” was the midnight special, black and gold designs on the and other parts.

The European models had a wider and tail piece than the but looked much more them than the American 850

1981 XS850 “H” and “SH” [ edit ]

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