Yamaha XV920 Virago 920: review, history, specs
|Also called||XV920RH, XV 920 RH, XV920MK, XV 920 MK, Midnight Special, Virago|
|Production||1981 - 1983|
|Bore / Stroke||92.0mm x 69.2mm|
|Top speed||105 mph (169 km/h)|
|Horse Power||47.47 HP (35.4 KW) @ 6500RPM|
|Torque||56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 5000RPM|
|Sparkplug||NGK BP7ES '82 , '83 , '83|
|Battery||YUASA SY50-N18L-A '82|
YUASA Y50-N18L-A '83 , '83
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed |
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
|Suspension||Front: 37mm Showa Leading Axle |
|Brakes||Front: single disc |
Rear: expanding brake (drum brake)
|Wheelbase||59.84 inches (1520 mm)|
|Dimensions||L 86.61 inches (2200 mm)|
W 33.07 inches (840 mm)
H 47.44 inches (1205 mm)
|Seat height||29.53 inches (750 mm)|
|Weight||496.04 pounds (225.0 Kg) (dry), 237.2 kg (wet)|
|Fuel capacity||3.8 Gallon (14.38 Liters)|
|Fuel consumption||5.22 liters/100 km (19.2 km/l or 45.06 mpg)|
|Competition||Honda VT1100C, Suzuki VS800, Kawasaki VN750A|
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The Yamaha XV920 Virago was a V-twin, four-stroke cruiser motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1981 and 1983. It could reach a top speed of 105 mph (169 km/h). Max torque was 56.06 ft/lbs (76.0 Nm) @ 5000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 47.47 HP (35.4 KW) @ 6500 RPM.
The 920 Virago was first introduced in 1982 as a bigger version of the XV750 Virago. It really had no competition in the US that wasn't significantly larger or smaller. It could be had with an electronic dash that showed speed and R.P.M.'s digitally. A well known problem was the starter, which due to poor design often started slipping at low mileage. When tuned well they were very quick off the line and capable of being ridden long distances, the only real limitation being the small fuel capacity.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.
It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake (drum brake) in the rear. The front suspension was a 37mm Showa Leading Axle while the rear was equipped with a monoshock. The XV920MK was fitted with a 3.8 Gallon (14.38 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 496.04 pounds (225.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.84 inches (1520 mm) long.