1981 Yamaha XV1000/TR1 from New Zealand
One of the best-kept and underrated secrets, of the Japanese bike industry
Starter-motor needed rebuilding.
Next best thing to my old 750 GT Ducati (74), to ride. Chain a pain to tension/replace. Otherwise, just the usual maintenance of an older bike. So easy to customise to any style (and back).
Only thing I would change, is the mags, to wires (for looks) one day... Already changed to 38mm flat-slides, mildly ported-heads and custom exhaust. It should outlast me.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2019