Yamaha XV920MK Review

1983 Yamaha XV920MK from United States of America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6214 miles
Most recent distance14650 miles

Summary:

A great ride, I would buy another one

Faults:

Spring in the starter broke.

Starter would not start the engine.

Low gas mileage, replaced the stator pickups.

Replaced the dual carbs with an aftermarket KJS dual intake system with a Mikuni KS-40.

Replaced all the turn signal markers.

Replace the gas tank with a 5 gallon tank.

Retrofitted the starter with the technology from the XV1000 1984 model.

General Comments:

I love the way it rides, and handles. When I am on the road with it, it has plenty of power, it is smooth and very comfortable to ride. I have spent an incredible amount of money on a $500.00 motorcycle, but all in all, I am happy with the bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2011

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review