Yamaha XV 1100 Virago

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Yamaha Virago 1100 (1986-1999)

The Yamaha XV 1100 Virago has been on the market since 1986 and was based on Yamaha XV750 Virago. The motorcycle was mainly export-oriented, but for a while it was officially available in Japan as well. The model received an updated engine from XV750 Virago of increased volume, which had already solved the problem of a quick failure of the starter, but the problem with the overrunning clutch haunted the model throughout its history, and even in the subsequent model Yamaha XVS1100 Drag Star this problem has not been resolved.

The Yamaha Virago 1100 was based on a 2-cylinder V-shaped air-cooled engine with a volume of 1063 cm³, producing almost 62 hp. power and 85 Nm of torque. The motor has one camshaft in each cylinder head and 2 valves per cylinder. The maximum performance of the motor is already achieved from 3000 rpm.

The characteristic features of the Yamaha XV 1100 Virago include a steel frame (engine as a supporting element), simple suspensions in the form of a telescopic fork in front and a double shock absorber in the rear, cardan drive, double-disc front brakes and drum rear, a fuel tank of 16.8 liters and 239 kg of curb weight.

In 1994, in addition to the basic version with cast wheels, a modification with spokes appeared, which also differed in the design of the calipers (parallel arrangement of pistons instead of opposed ones) and brake discs. Since 1996, the basic version (with alloy discs) receives the same brake discs.

1999 was the last year of production for the Yamaha XV1100 Virago, after which it left the market, giving way to Yamaha XVS1100 Drag Star (V-Star), which received a number of technical differences, but was built on the same engine ...

Currently, Virago 1100 is widely represented at Japanese auctions and the market of used motorcycles in the Russian Federation, and is one of the most affordable models in its class and cubic capacity.

The main competitors of the Yamaha XV 1100 Virago in the class:


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Specifications Yamaha XV 1100 Virago:

ModelYamaha XV1100 Virago
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year1986-1999
Framesteel backbone (engine - carrying part)
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume1063 cm³
Bore / stroke95.0 x 75.0 mm
Compression ratio8.3: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Mikuni BST40
Ignition typetransistor TCI
Maximum power61.7 hp (45.0 kW) at 6000 rpm
Maximum torque85.3 Nm (8.7 kg-m) at 3000 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size100 / 90-19 (57H)
Rear tire size140 / 90-15M / C (70H)
Front brakes2 discs, 282mm, 2-piston calipers - XV1100 (1986-1993)

2 discs, 298mm, 2-piston calipers - XV1100 (1994-1999)

Rear brakesdrum
Front suspensiontelescopic fork (non-adjustable), stroke - 150 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers, stroke - 97 mm
Motorcycle length2285 mm
Motorcycle width840 mm
Motorcycle height1190 mm
Wheelbase1525 mm
Saddle height715 mm
Minimum ground clearance145 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h4.9 sec
Maximum speed172 km / h
Fuel tank capacity16.8 l (including reserve - 3.0 l)
Motorcycle weight (curb)239 kg