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Yamaha XV 750 Special

Yamaha XV 750 Virago

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Make ModelYamaha XV 750

Year: 1992

Engine: Air four …, 75°-V-Twin SOHC. 2 valve per cylinder.


Bore x Stroke: 83 x 69.2 mm

Ratio: 8.7:1

Induction: Keihin carb

Rear 140/90-15

Wet-Weight: 227 kg

Fuel 17 Litres

Consumption average16.9

Braking 60 – 0 / 100 – 014.1 m / 40.4 m

¼ Mile 13.8 sec / 149.6

Top Speed178.8 km/h

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Yamaha’s 750 is entering it’s fifteenth Year: of production. In this age of constant-change, not much of anything can of that kind of staying What makes the Virago so Yamaha has refused to change the that make their a showroom success – Muscular-looking V-twin, raked-out forks, Frame. tear-drop tank, and of chrome.

That classic style thats become an cycling institution. But cruisers meant to be city-dwellers, right? bikes. Urban assault In this arena, the 1995 750 shines like its highly-polished exhaust pipes.

Its robust motor delivers smooth and responsive carburetion, with strength. Strong enough to jack rabbit at stop drags, with enough power to muster up effortless passes on the daily freeway Its low-rider seat height shorter pilots the comfort of both feet easily on the during stop-and-go riding, and the pull-back handlebars offer of leverage at parking lot speeds.

Narrow and light, the 750 Virago is easy to ride. With softly-sprung suspension and flashy looks, the Virago begs to be downtown after dark for a down the boulevard.

But here at Online we love to ride the road. To get out and explore. With our located in crappy old Southern and finding ourselves spending way too time in front of our glowing we lust for open spaces.

than cruise the congested we prefer to glide through the sweepers of nearby mountain And we were anxious to find out how the 750 Virago would be in our preferred Can this city-bred custom tour the highway as easily as it the mean streets?

We turned on the saver, grabbed the riding slung a friendly pillion onboard, and set out on a two-up tour of old towns in the mountains and desert of San Diego.

Our trip included a variety of roads, from Interstates to sinewy mountain to arrow-straight-for-miles desert stretches. It take us from sea level, the clouds at over 5000 and drop us back down to the Anza-Borrego Desert State then climb back up to the peak of Palomar Mountain returning home. And all this the span of about six hours. Was torturing the Virago?

Was it going to torture us? Were we it to perform too much outside of its Well, yes and no.

Thumb the bar-mounted lever and hit the starter button and the jumps instantly to life. got the jetting on the dual 40mm carburetors dialed spot-on, no glitches or flat spots in the power-band. The bike can be ridden immediately after starting, and the can be shut off after only a of minutes.

The cable operated gives good feedback a wide engagement point we find lacking in hydraulically-actuated and coupled with the Engine: ‘s low rpm grunt, the Virago is a breeze to get Light, narrow, and nimble, the handles city traffic ease.

But out on the freeway, the 750′s shortcomings make themselves Stylish, teardrop-shaped mirrors an adequate view of traffic but their small size views to the side, necessitating a lot of cranking during lane maneuvers. The Virago’s front F17 tire has a center tread which causes the front end of the to wander over irregular or rain grooves.

We would preferred to see the 750 equipped with the Excedra tires which standard on the 1100 Virago. this complaint both the and rear Dunlops performed well under all other although we didn’t have a to test wet weather performance.

down a twisty two-lane toward the town of Ramona, we up the pace a little to see just how the Virago can be in the tight stuff. And particular road gets The non-adjustable 38 mm forks seem set-up as they soak up the old irregularities with ease. The attitude of the Virago’s front end in lessening fork dive heavy braking.

Yamaha XV 750 Special
Yamaha XV 750 Special

The dual front binders excellent power, even the bike fully loaded, and good feedback at the lever. The spaced handlebar provides leverage while flicking the long

wheelbase cruiser turns. It becomes quickly though, that when two up, this bike needs rear shock springs. cushy set-up that so well while boulevard becomes a real liability out on the

Rough pavement has the bike in the corners, and although the low-slung has decent ground clearance — when judged by cruiser — the footpegs drag all too easily. To be we haven’t ridden a bike yet doesn’t drag something too Add closed throttle shaft-drive to the soft springs and limp and we’re glad to see the road straighten out as we approach the town of

The center of a large agricultural Ramona has retained much of Old West charm; standard is a pair of Wranglers with a gut-retaining belt buckle, and a straw cowboy hat. The looks of the Virago fit well in setting. We cruise through the of town and pause briefly to rear spring preload up to the max

The Virago comes equipped Yamaha’s standard issue and vinyl pouch, which nicely into a lockable compartment behind the seat, above the tail light. We this adjustment will keep hard parts any further touchdowns.

The road its way up into the mountains now as we head lunch in the mountain community of The five-speed transmission clicks from gear to gear, and the smooth running Engine: and drive make for relaxed round the sweeping curves. But as the grade gets steeper on way up the mountain, and the air is getting thinner, the 750 is for passing power.

It’s a competent, torquey Engine: solo riding in the city, but under-powered for the task at hand. from the normally-smooth V-twin two-fold as we rev out the Engine: in search of power.

Both the 750 and 1100 have stamped-steel Frame: s use the Engine: as a stressed member, the possibility of rubber-mounting the Engine. has tried to isolate the rider Engine: vibration through the use of footpegs and handlebars. At most speeds, vibration is not an issue. In the Virago is one of the smoothest twins when ridden on the street.

But as the rise under load, we the vibration level mildly

Julian is another one of those Southern California villages have preserved the Old Western and sits at an altitude of around feet. Best known for vast apple orchards home-made apple pies!) it horse-drawn carriage rides and a 120 old gold mine. Again, the of the Virago just seems parked amidst this setting and had us looking for a hitching to tie it to.

Unfortunately, though, the standard legs-forward cruiser posture is its toll on our backs after a couple of hours in the saddle. We that short term on the Virago is second to none – the pillowy seat makes you as though you’re sitting in the rather than on it, and coupled the forward-mounted footpegs and high, bars you’ve got that sensation.

But after an hour or so of 60 – 70 mph riding, this position tormenting the lower back. ready for a break.

After down at one of the local eateries a big piece of apple pie for dessert) we a tour of the old gold mine. out to be just what we needed. The 45 jaunt through the cool, and damp hollows of the mine was not engrossing, but allowed us to work the from the Virago’s urban-warrior out of our backs. Exiting the mine we that it’s getting cold up here.

The wind is up and menacing clouds are rolling in. The at home was sunny and warm, but we 5000 feet lower too. We sure could use a of extra sweaters, which up another shortcoming about the

There isn’t very room to carry anything. is easily remedied though some well chosen options available from official Virago Accessories Over the Year: s Yamaha has an extensive line of custom made to perfectly fit the Virago’s lines. We would opt for a set of the leather which would be ideal for a ride such as this

Another nice addition be the chrome rear passenger with back pad like the one comes standard on the 1100 The back pad would have some support for our passenger’s lumbar region.

Other we would have chosen the acrylic “Mini III” shield to reduce the wind which intensifies the strain on the and back due to the cruiser riding and the custom chromed-capped “Virago which have added for increased comfort and vibration-isolation on rides. But without a change of it was time to depart the quaint hamlet of Julian and continue our down the mountain toward the community of Borrego Springs warmer climes).

Yamaha XV 750 Special
Yamaha XV 750 Special
Yamaha XV 750 Special
Yamaha XV 750 Special
Yamaha XV 750 Special
Yamaha XV 750 Special


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