1996 Yamaha XV1100 Virago from United States of America
Great styled, dependable bike
I had issues with the emergency flashers/turn signals. It was weird. If I had the emergency flashers turned all the way to the off position, I couldn't use the turn signals. Not a big deal though as I just moved it a little bit from the off position, and all was well.
Other than that, the bike was quite dependable.
I really love the style of this motorcycle. I was in the market for anything 900cc or larger, and this motorcycle came up for sale in the middle of winter during a snow storm, so I got a good deal on it.
The first thing I noticed, and keep in mind, I am 6'2" at 240lbs, so a fairly tall, husky dude, was the seat felt like it was pushing me into the tank. It seemed that, no matter how I positioned myself, I couldn't get comfortable. So, I upgraded to a Mustang seat. It gave me added comfort and a better seating position. Also, my bike came with forward controls. I don't even know how I would have felt with the original since I wished the forward controls were a bit more forward. I also had a Memphis Shades windshield and River Road saddlebags/windshield bag.
I used to ride 4-5 hours at a time on this bike, but as I've widened and gotten older, I just couldn't get comfortable on this bike for more than 30-minutes, so I had to sell her. It was a very sad day, but someone else, more properly sized for this bike, is loving it as much as I did. I ended up trading for a 2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Classic LT.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th July, 2018