Yamaha Virago 400

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Yamaha Virago 400 (2NU, 3JB2, 3JB4, 3JB6, 3JB8)

The Yamaha Virago 400 was introduced in March 1987 for the Japanese domestic market. The model is based on the export version Yamaha Virago 535 and has a lot in common with it. The main differences are in the engine and some other technical characteristics.

The basis for the Yamaha XV400 Virago was a 2-cylinder V-twin air-cooled engine, 399 cc, producing 40 hp. power and 34 Nm of torque. The motor is quick enough for a model of this class, but typical for a motorcycle of this size. The maximum performance is at 7000-8500 rpm.

In general, the motorcycle has a simple layout with a steel backbone frame (engine-carrying part), conventional suspensions, cardan drive, front disc and rear drum brakes, and a 5-speed gearbox.

The main modifications of the Yamaha XV400 Virago:

  • Yamaha Virago 400 (factory codes - 2NU, 3JB2, 3JB4, 3JB6, 3JB8) - classic version with curved steering wheel.
  • Yamaha Virago 400 (factory codes - 2NT, 3JB1, 3JB3, 3JB5, 3JB7) - version with a straight steering wheel.

In 1989, the model receives a small change regarding the increase in the fuel tank (the false tank receives the functions of a real fuel tank, which increases the total capacity to 13.5 liters).

In 1994, the motorcycle received a perforated front brake disc and a 2-piston caliper (instead of a 1-piston). The same year was the last year of the model's production. Currently, the Yamaha XV400 Virago is widely represented at Japanese auctions and is one of the most affordable cruisers in its cubic capacity.

In 1996, a completely updated model was proposed as the successor to the Yamaha Virago 400 - Yamaha XVS400 Drag Star.

The "little brother" of the Yamaha Virago 400 model is Yamaha XV250 Virago (V-Star 250).

The main competitors of the Yamaha Virago 400 in the class:


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Specifications Yamaha Virago 400:

ModelYamaha XV400 Virago
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year1987-1994
Framesteel backbone (engine - carrying part)
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped
Working volume399 cm³
Bore / stroke68.0 x 55.0 mm
Compression ratio9.7: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS34
Ignition typetransistor TCI
Maximum power40.0 h.p. (29.4 kW) at 8500 rpm
Maximum torque34.3 Nm (3.5 kgf * m) @ 7000 rpm
Drive typecardan
Front tire size3.00-19 49S
Rear tire size140 / 90-15M / C (70S)
Front brakes1 disc, 298mm, 1-piston caliper - Virago 400 (1987-1993)

Single disc, 298 mm, 2-piston caliper - Virago 400 (1994)

Rear brakesdrum
Front suspensiontelescopic fork, travel 150 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum with two shock absorbers, stroke - 85 mm
Motorcycle length2225 mm
Motorcycle width725 mm - Virago 400 (2NT, 3JB1, 3JB3, 3JB5, 3JB7)

800 mm - Virago 400 (2NU, 3JB2, 3JB4, 3JB6, 3JB8)

Motorcycle height1055 mm - Virago 400 (2NT, 3JB1, 3JB3, 3JB5, 3JB7)

1115 mm - Virago 400 (2NU, 3JB2, 3JB4, 3JB6, 3JB8)

Wheelbase1520 mm
Saddle height700 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h7.5 sec
Maximum speed135 km / h
Fuel tank capacity8.6 L - Virago 400 (1987-1988)

13.5 L (including 2.5 L reserve) - Virago 400 (1989-1994)

Motorcycle weight (dry)178 kg