1991 Yamaha XVZ1300D Venture Royale
Stater went out at approx 60k, and the clutch slips when hot.
I have been cycling for nearly 40 yrs. I have never had a more comfortable, reliable, quick motorcycle. I admittedly have never owned or ridden something in the Hayabusa class, but the Venture NEVER lacked for power, handling and braking under any conditions.
Unfortunately I hit something slick one day and I broke a lot of plastic and a bunch of my bones, not to mention my pride. I healed, but I have yet to repair the damage to my trusty mount. I have other bikes, but I would dearly like to restore him to at least ridable condition.
I have not enjoyed another bike quite as much as the Venture, before or since. I presently ride a Goldwing and it is nice, but doesn't hold a candle to the Venture.
If you know of any source of fairing parts for a 91 Venture Royale, please email me.
Thank you. Gary at; firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th January, 2010