1984 Yamaha XVZ1300D Venture Royale from United States of America
I love this bike
One cylinder began to fail when water got into the electric harness on a rainy trip from Florida to upstate New York.
Head light got dimmer and dimmer, I checked the voltage with the meter and found only 5 volts were reaching the lamp, so I wired it direct from the battery.
On my trip from N.Y. to Mexico and back, I felt very uncomfortable at times for fear of running out of gas.
At 800 lb. this machine is getting the best of me. If I lay it down, I cannot pick it up by myself any more, I'm 71. So my eye is on the FJR, at 522 lb. it's going to be a relief.
This darn bike is definitely going to outlive me!
People don't believe me when I say it's got 150 K miles. I have to show them my maintenance log.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th July, 2006