Quick Stats

1977-79, 863cc OHC V-twin, 68hp 130mph 45mpg 425lbs

What to Expect

Vee-twin that’s loved and revered by a few fanatics but can be blown off by any number of modern Jap 600’s. Famed for its handling, which came from ultra stiff suspension and good geometry rather than any frame excesses, it also had exciting lumps of torque in typical vee-twin manner. Problems come from crap electrics, engines that only run on straight oil, difficult starting and the need for frequent rebuilds. Can be awfully temperamental when something goes out of adjustment.