Yamaha XV700 Virago 700: history, specs, pictures

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Yamaha XV700
Manufacturer
Also called Virago 700, XV700SS, XV700CS
Production 1986
Class Cruiser
Predecessor Yamaha XV750(tariffs)
Successor Yamaha XV750
Engine
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 80.2mm x 69.2mm
Top Speed 126 mph (202 km/h)
Horsepower 54.85 HP (40.9 KW) @ 7000RPM
Torque 43.37 ft/lbs (58.8 Nm) @ 6000RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Air Filter K&N YA-1186 `84-87[1]
Ignition transistor controlled ignition (tci)
Spark Plug NGK BP7ES '84-87
Battery YUASA YB16AL-A2 '84-87
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: wet plate
Final Drive Shaft `84-87[2]
Suspension Front: telescopic forks
Rear: dual kayaba shocks
Brakes Front: double disc. single piston calipers
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
Front Tire 100/90-19 '84-87
Rear Tire 140/90-15 '84-87
Length 87.99 inches (2235 mm)
Width 33.07 inches (840 mm)
Seat Height 27.95 inches (710 mm)
Weight 496.04 pounds (225.0 Kg) (dry), 238.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 0.79 Gallon (3.00 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-145[1]
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 3.15 Gallon (11.92 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.00 liters/100 km (20.0 km/l or 47.04 mpg)
Competition Honda VT700C
Kawasaki ZN700A
Kawasaki KZ700A
Manuals Service Manual

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The Yamaha XV700CS was a V-Twin, four-stroke standard/cruiser produced by Yamaha in 1985. It was originally introduced in response to the 1980s motorcycle tariff. It could reach a top speed of 126 mph (202 km/h). Max torque was 43.37 ft/lbs (58.8 Nm) @ 6000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 54.85 HP (40.9 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled v2, four-stroke. A 80.2mm bore x 69.2mm stroke result in a displacement of just 699.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a overhead cams (ohc).

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 140/90-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. single piston calipers in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a telescopic forks while the rear was equipped with a dual kayaba shocks. The XV700CS was fitted with a 3.15 Gallon (11.92 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 496.04 pounds (225.0 Kg).



1985[edit]

1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black
1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black
1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black
1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black
1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black
1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black
1985 Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700) in Black


Specifications[edit]

Make Model Yamaha XV 700 Virago
Year 1985 - 86
Engine Type Four stroke, 75°-V-Twin cylinder, SOHC. 2 valve per cylinder.
Displacement 699 cc / 42.6 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 80.2 x 69.2 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression 9.0:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Induction 2 x 40mm Hitachi carburetors
Ignition Transistorize
Starting Electric
Max Power 56 hp / 40.9 kW @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque 58.8 Nm / 43.4 lb-ft @ 6000
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5 Speed
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Backbone pressed steel - engine is a stressed member
Front Suspension 36mm Kayaba forks, Air pressure adjustable.
Front Wheel Travel 145 mm / 5.7 in
Rear Suspension Monoshock, adjustable air pressure rebound damping.
Rear Wheel Travel 100 mm / 3.7 in
Front Brakes Single 298mm disc 1 piston caliper
Rear Brakes 00mm Drum
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Rake 32.0°
Wheelbase 1520 mm / 59.8 in
Seat Height 710 mm / 28.0 in
Ground Clearance 145 mm / 5.7 in
Dry Weight 225 kg / 496 lbs
Wet Weight 238 kg /; 524.7 lbs
Fuel Capacity 13 Liters / 3.4 US gal

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019. 
  2. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.