1981 Yamaha XV1000/TR1 from Australia
It has served me well for 37 years
Enclosed chain rear seal.
Great bike to ride. Comfortable and great grunt, so no effort or screaming motor to get action when required.
Regular inspection and cleaning of the bike and adjustments meant great reliability.
Purchased the bike in October 81 and rode to Perth W.A. from Brisbane QLD in 2.5 days; long hours in the saddle only stopping for fuel and tucker or a nap. Some cramping in my upper thighs led to me purchasing after market highway pegs for my return to Brisbane 2 weeks later with 11500km on the clock.
Used the bike in all manner of terrain and it was awesome on gravel roads; maybe the low centre of gravity.
Original pipes with that balance box rusted out in 2 years, so fitted an after market set and they are still on the bike.
Original chain and sprockets are still fitted. The enclosed chain in grease has certainly paid off.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th May, 2018