Yamaha Virago 535
The Yamaha Virago 535 was first introduced in 1987 and is targeted at the North American and European (mainly UK) markets. The full model name is'Yamaha XV535 Virago. On the basis of this model, an internal Japanese version was also produced Yamaha Virago 400, which differed only in engine size.
The Yamaha XV535 Virago is a mid-size cruiser with a classic configuration - spoke wheels, an air-cooled 2-cylinder V-engine and a cardan drive. At that time, Japanese motorcycle manufacturers did not have much experience in building cruisers, and therefore the models of those years were quite forced and showed solid dynamic characteristics. For example, the Yamaha XV 535 Virago produced up to 46 hp. power, while the replacement model Yamaha Drag Star 650, which had a larger engine, produced only 40 hp. It is this main feature, coupled with a relatively low curb weight, inherent in all Japanese short-base cruisers of that time.
Other features of the Yamaha Virago 535 include a steel frame with an engine as a supporting element, a 5-speed gearbox, 19 'and 15' wheels, simple suspensions in the form of a conventional telescopic fork at the front and a double shock absorber at the rear, a 13.5 liter fuel tank (up to 1989 - 8.6 liters) and 195 kg of curb weight.
The Yamaha XV 535 Virago was sold on the market until 2003, even though the successor to the Yamaha XVS 650 Drag Star ( V-Star 650 appeared in the American market in 1997 ), which was supposed to replace the old "Viraga". Currently, the Yamaha Virago 535 model is not very popular in the Russian Federation due to the fact that official sales did not apply to Japan and the nearest countries. Instead, on the Russian market there is a domestic Japanese model Virago 400, which is popular at Japanese auctions and is one of the most affordable cruiser models in the Russian Federation.
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Specifications Yamaha Virago 535:
|Model||Yamaha XV535 Virago|
|Frame||steel backbone (engine - carrying part)|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped|
|Working volume||535 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||76.0 x 59.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS34|
|Ignition type||transistor TCI|
|Maximum power||46.0 h.p. (34 kW) at 7500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||47.0 Nm (4.8 kgf * m) @ 6000 rpm|
|Front tire size||3.00-19 49S|
|Rear tire size||140 / 90-15M / C (70S)|
|Front brakes|| 1 disc, 298mm, 1-piston caliper - Virago 535 (1987-1994)
Single disc, 298 mm, 2-piston caliper - Virago 535 (1995-2003)
|Front suspension||telescopic fork, travel 150 mm|
|Rear suspension||linkage with two shock absorbers, stroke - 85 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2225 mm|
|Motorcycle width||780 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1120 mm|
|Saddle height||720 mm|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||7.1 sec|
|Maximum speed||146 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity|| 8.6 L - Virago 535 (1987-1988)
13.5 L (including 2.5 L reserve) - Virago 535 (1989-2003)
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||195 kg|