Quick Stats

1977-79, 863cc OHC V-twin, 64hp 120mph 50mpg 450lbs

What to Expect

Bored out version of the 750 with suspect handling and lack of style. Can run to 50,000 miles. Good workhorse but doesn’t have the guts of other Dukes. Still quite a few on the road, available at reasonable prices but watch out for crank failure – either at high miles or from using the wrong oil. Later Darmah version was much more stylish, better handling and less brutish, but some engines failed within 20,000 miles. Try to avoid bikes that smoke heavily or have excessive engine noise as they can turn out expensive.