1994 Yamaha XV1100 Virago from Australia


Bloody beauty


I am having issues with the electrics at the moment.

General Comments:

Love the bike.

Handles perfectly. Looks heavy, but is surprisingly light when riding. Very well balanced.

Love the sound.

Always starts first time with half choke.

All round love the bike.

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

Review Date: 8th April, 2018

1994 Yamaha XV1100 Virago from Australia


Very enjoyable ride


Generally this bike is giving excellent reliability. Only issues so far are a blown main fuse and charge rate too high (being looked at and repaired).

Starts easily, motor runs faultlessly.

General Comments:

I love this bike, has plenty of torque and is a comfortable ride. I am a mature rider with minor back problems, and I find it great even after a long ride.

I do agree with the numbness issue in the right hand after a long trip, I just throttle off and shake my hand to restore sensation! I plan to keep this bike for sometime yet!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2010

1994 Yamaha XV1100 Virago from Netherlands


Problem free motorcycle with a lot of polishing time invested for good looks (winter job)


I had a flat tire twice by a puncture of a spike, no other problems at all, the concept is problem free; Yamaha should cure this tire problem (ha-ha/laughs)!

General Comments:

It runs like a sowing machine, is always reliable and very comfortable.

On long runs your right hand will tingle. I do not know a solution for that, can anyone advise me?

It's an everlasting problem free joy. Only the choice and condition of the right tires is important, I prefer Metzler ME 880. On worn tires it rides like a unwilling mule.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2009

16th Dec 2010, 04:51

For tingle in your hand (right), try one of these cheap cruise controls; easy to fit, and on motorways they are a godsend.

Regards, the Griffinater. Yam Virago 1100, Wales.

25th Jun 2013, 13:20

It occurred to me that installing a cruise control might relieve the right hand tingling.

12th May 2016, 07:44

I found I had problems with my wrists with the riding position, so I swapped out the original handlebars for 8 inch mini apes and problem solved :)

20th Apr 2017, 13:06

Another thing that might help are foam covers for the grips or new softer grips.

30th Jul 2017, 19:39

I have also heard that you can change the weights on the end of the grips to reduce vibration and ease the hand tingling thing.