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Yamaha XS 1100 1979

We are pleased to offer this great example of the 1979 Yamaha XS1100, fairly standard example featuring a 4 into Motad exhaust. The Yamaha has been fitted with a new battery and supplied with a new set of avon Road rider tyres. A good opportunity to get one of these rarely available motorcycles.

‘For straight line comfort and effortless speeding, there’s little to match it,’ declared Bike magazine, summing up its first encounter with Yamaha’s XS1100 behemoth back in 1978. Nowadays, a machine weighing in excess of 600lbs, producing 66.5ft/lbs of torque, and with a top speed of more than 130mph (a ‘Super Cruiser’ in today’s terminology) would scarcely raise an eyebrow, but with that specification 40 years ago the XS1100 seemed to have come from another planet. The ultimate transcontinental mile-muncher of its day, the XS1100 featured shaft drive, twin overhead camshafts, triple disc brakes, alloy wheels, electrical accessory power outlet, adjustable suspension & fairing mounts.

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