Is a Virago a good motorcycle?

Is a Virago a good motorcycle?

The Yamaha Virago 535 may by modern standards be slightly basic, but it’s trusted, easy to ride and with unchallenging but enjoyable performance. It’s also a great value for money motorcycle and perfect for newbies or laid back commuters.

What type of motorcycle is a Virago?

V-twin cruiser motorcycle
The Yamaha Virago was Yamaha’s first V-twin cruiser motorcycle, and one of the earliest mass-produced motorcycles with a mono-shock rear suspension. Originally sold with a 750 cc (46 cu in) engine in 1981, Yamaha soon added 500 cc (31 cu in) and 920 cubic centimetres (56 cu in) versions.

What was the last motorcycle to have the name Virago?

The last motorcycle to bear the Virago name was the 2007 Virago 250. For 2008 it was renamed the V-Star 250. According to Motorcyclist magazine, the early Virago has a design flaw in the starter system.

How many CC does a Yamaha Virago have?

Yamaha replaced the 750 cc engine with a 699 cc version to avoid the tariff, while the 920 cc engine grew to 1000 cc, and later 1100 cc. In the late 1980s a 250 cc Virago was added.

What happened to the Honda Viragos?

The larger-displacement Viragos were eventually phased out of production, replaced by the V-Star and Road Star series of motorbikes. The engines lived on, however. The facelifted version of the original XV750/1100 powerplant was used in the V-star 1100 models, the XV400/535 engine with slightly more bore and stroke was used in the V-star 650.

What is wrong with the starter on a Honda Virago?

According to Motorcyclist magazine, the early Virago has a design flaw in the starter system. Being fully mechanical, under less than ideal circumstances (eg. weak battery) it promoted wear on the starter engagement/disengagement system. This magazine states that the starter’s defect exists in early Virago models made in year 1981, 1982 and 1983.

How much is a 1988 Yamaha Virago worth?


Suggested List Price Average Retail
Base Price $4,949 $925
Total Price $4,949 $925

What is top speed on a Yamaha Virago 250?

85 miles per hour
The Virago 250 is an entry-level cruiser motorcycle built by Yamaha Motor Company. It has claimed a top speed of 85 mph….Yamaha XV250.

Manufacturer Yamaha
Engine 249 cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 60-degree V-twin
Top speed 85 miles per hour (137 km/h) (claimed)
Wheelbase 58.7 in (1,490 mm)