Yamaha XV1100 Virago 1100: review, history, specs

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Yamaha XV1100 Virago
Also called XV1100S Virago
Production 1986 - 1999
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Yamaha XV1000
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 95.0mm x 75.0mm
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Top Speed 112 mph (180 km/h)
Horsepower 60.75 HP (45.3 KW) @ 5600RPM
Torque 62.7 ft/lbs (85.0 Nm) @ 3000RPM
Air Filter K&N YA-1186 `86-99[1]
Ignition fully transistorized
Spark Plug NGK BPR7ES '86-99
Battery YUASA SY50-N18L-AT '86-99
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension Front: Telescopic Fork
Rear: Dual Shocks, 5-way Preload Adjustment
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 140/90-15
Wheelbase 60.04 inches (1525 mm)
Length 90.0 inches (2286 mm)
Width 33.11 inches (841 mm)
Seat Height 28.15 inches (715 mm)
Weight 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg) (dry), 243.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-145[1]
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters)
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Manuals 1989 Yamaha XV1100 W Owners Manual

1990 Yamaha XV1100 A Owners Manual
1991 Yamaha XV1100 B Owners Manual
1992 Yamaha XV1100 D Owners Manual
1993 Yamaha XV1100 E Owners Manual
1995 Yamaha XV1100 G Owners Manual
1996 Yamaha XV1100 Owners Manual
1997 Yamaha XV1100 J Owners Manual

1998 Yamaha XV1100 Owners Manual
More Manuals

The Yamaha XV1100 Virago was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1986 and 1999. It could reach a top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h). Max torque was 62.7 ft/lbs (85.0 Nm) @ 3000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 60.75 HP (45.3 KW) @ 5600 RPM.

History[edit | edit source]

The Virago XV 1100 is a huge cruiser with 1063 cc engine displacement, whose roots can be traced back in 1982, when the first Virago member, XV 750, was born. One year later, the Virago 920 appeared but after two years the machine increased its engine up to 1000 cc with the Virago 1000. In 1986 the same engine grew up again and the XV 1100 was born.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 95.0mm bore x 75.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1063.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 140/90-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic Fork while the rear was equipped with a Dual Shocks, 5-way Preload Adjustment. The XV1100 Virago was fitted with a 4.49 Gallon (17.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 487.22 pounds (221.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 60.04 inches (1525 mm) long.

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1990 Yamaha Virago 1100 in Black

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1996 - 2000 Yamaha XV 1100 VIRAGO[edit | edit source]

1996 - 2000 Yamaha XV 1100 VIRAGO 1996 - 2000 Yamaha XV 1100 VIRAGO

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.