Yamaha XV1100 Virago Reviews from United States of America

1990 Yamaha XV1100 Virago

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership1993
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki 900

Summary:

For the money, a great bike

Faults:

Clutch cable. Other than that, it was a good bike.

General Comments:

Good handling and very comfortable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2010

1992 Yamaha XV1100 Virago

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired11051 miles
Most recent distance11799 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VF750C Magna

Summary:

Classic look and an awesome ride, I would recommend it to anyone!!!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Great bike. I have had it for under a month and put over 700 miles on the bike.

My wife has found the bike to be very comfortable; a lot more than our older bike, which was just too small for 2 tall people.

The only thing we are going to add is a floor boards for the 2 of us. We do long rides; 150 miles or more at a time, and this bike is great. Not only is the bike comfortable, the lines are nice and classic. Can't beat that old school look.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2008

28th Jul 2013, 19:02

Hi. Do you still own the bike? If so, how is it holding up? If not, why not?

1995 Yamaha XV1100 Virago

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 883C

Summary:

Great reliable bike

Faults:

I have encountered no problems with this Virago; it's a very reliable bike.

General Comments:

Beautiful bike, classic cruiser looks, in my opinion one of the best looking bikes made.

Has plenty of power, cruises well between 60mph to 75mph.

There is quite a bit of vibration above 70 mph; enough to make your hands tingle after 30 minutes of riding.

In my opinion, the seat/handlebar locations are not set up for a tall person; it's a perfect ride for the smaller person though.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2008

1987 Yamaha XV1100 Virago

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XLH 883

Summary:

Beautifulllllll

Faults:

Had starter problem when I bought the bike, $350 later and I was riding. No other problems encountered.

General Comments:

Great bike to ride, plenty of power, easy to control in and out of traffic.

I've read where some magazines comment about the looks of a Virago, but in my mind they are beautiful bikes.

This bike has been very reliable other than the starter problem, but I believe this to be a common problems on the early Viragos.

If a person is vertically challenged, then this is a good bike for them. With a low center of gravity, it's a breeze when coming to a stop.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2006

6th Sep 2011, 18:24

Shortly after I bought my 1989, I had to replace the starter clutch. I do my own maintenance when I can, the part was $170 and not very hard to replace. Problem solved.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews