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Yamaha Virago XV750

Yamaha Virago XV750 Information

The Yamaha XV 750 Virago cruiser model appeared in 1981 and became the first motorcycle in the new, at that time, Virago line. The first versions of the Virago 750 had a rather problematic engine starter system, which quickly failed. 
Since 1986, this problem was solved by installing a new engine with a more advanced design of this unit. In the same year, a Yamaha XV1100 Virago model was introduced on the basis of the Yamaha XV750 Virago, which was already built on a new generation of the engine and also had no problems with the starter. 

Yamaha Virago XV750 1997 Red

 Model Virago 750 is a classic short-cruiser cruiser in the style of the 80s and early 90s. In parallel, many modifications of the motorcycle were released, however, the most popular models to this day remain models for 400, 750 and 1100 cu. 
see In 1997, the Yamaha XV 750 Virago was discontinued, and by the year 2000 the entire Virago series had finally left the market, giving way to more modern models of the Star series: Drag Star for Europe and V-Star for America. 
Yamaha XV750 Virago is equipped with a 2-cylinder V-shaped (75 °) air-cooled engine with a capacity of 748 cubic meters. see outstanding 55 hp power and almost 65 Nm of torque. 

Yamaha Virago XV750 1997

Unlike modern cruisers, the engine was quite resourceful and produced maximum performance at 6000-7000 rpm. In addition, the model had a fairly high maximum speed of 180 km / h. 
Other features of the Virago 750 include a steel frame (the engine is the main load-bearing element), classic suspensions in the form of a telescopic fork and a double shock absorber, front disc and rear drum brakes, a 5-speed gearbox, cardan drive, a 14.5 liter fuel tank and 235 kg of curb weight. The main modifications of Virago 750 :

  • Yamaha XV750 Virago ( 55R-33XXXX frame ) - version with spoke wheels.
  • Yamaha XV750 Virago (frame 55R-02 / 03XXXX ) - version with alloy wheels. 

Yamaha Virago XV750 1982

This classification applies to the Japanese versions of the motorcycle produced from 1984 to 1988. The European versions also had spokes and alloy wheels, however, years of production and frame numbers could not be found. The main competitors of the Yamaha XV 750 Virago in the class: 

  • Honda Shadow 750
  • Kawasaki VN750 Vulcan
  • Suzuki VS750 Intruder / Suzuki VS800 Intruder

A brief history of the model

1981 - Start of production and sales of the Yamaha XV750 Virago. The model has 60 hp power. 

1984 - the model receives a classic double rear shock absorber (instead of a single shock absorber), the air filter is not located inside the frame, but outside; the tank gets a teardrop shape, the shape of the saddle changes, the reach of the fork increases. 
The appearance of the XV700 model for the American market (at that time the United States introduced increased duties on motorcycles with an engine capacity of more than 700 cc. To support Harley-Davidson sales) with cast and spoke wheels (optional).

1986 - the model receives a new engine (4PV1 instead of 5E4) with an improved engine starter system and 55 horsepower. In parallel, on the basis of the 750th version, a new Yamaha XV1100 Virago model appears.

1994 - Yamaha XV750 Virago model gets brake discs increased to 298 mm and 4-piston calipers. Motorcycles are only available with spoke wheels.

1996 - the model receives new stainless steel mirrors (rectangular chrome). 

1997 is the last year of production of the Yamaha XV750 Virago.

Virago 750 has 5 Speed Transmission, with 64,7 nM @ 5000 RPM and 55 hp @ 7000 RPM. 710 mm Seat height,  145 mm Ground Clearance, and stand up with telescopic suspension in the front and tubular swing arm with adjustable mono shock in rear.