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  • #31
    Actually the Virago had a precursor the XV1000, I think. It was a roadster, not a cruiser, with a chain drive and.... hey, a totally enclosed one at that. The bike made a lot of sense to me at the time.

    For some reason, Yamaha chasing the cruiser market most likely, the bike was discontinued after a short run of maybe only a year or two. Enter the Viragos.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by Jstava View Post
      Actually the Virago had a precursor the XV1000, I think. It was a roadster, not a cruiser, with a chain drive and.... hey, a totally enclosed one at that. The bike made a lot of sense to me at the time.

      For some reason, Yamaha chasing the cruiser market most likely, the bike was discontinued after a short run of maybe only a year or two. Enter the Viragos.
      The early XV 1000s had a nasty habit of spitting crank main bearings & big ends & unfortunately the stigma fucked sales even after the problem was fixed
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      • #33
        Blast from the past is this thread... Those Yammy twins are good things...
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