Yamaha XV750 Virago Review from Canada

1982 Yamaha XV750 Virago

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership1996
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XS400 Special


Best all-round street bike Yamaha ever made


One time shifter mech went clunky, $2 spring fixed it.

The bike ran flawlessly at all times.

General Comments:

Flawless, smooth, balanced, powerful, good economy, good low center of gravity, modular and logical design, shaft drive, no maintenance, fully adjustable suspension.

This model is the sport bike, not the Harley clones that came out a couple years later.

Best bike I ever had, but I've given it up for safety reasons because of careless car drivers. My last close call scared me so bad I didn't want to drive them anymore.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th April, 2010

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review