Quick Stats

1984-90, 949cc OHV V-twin, 80hp 130mph 40mpg 500lb

What to Expect

Big, agricultural vee twin with heavy throttle, lurching shaft drive and electrical idiosyncrasies. Thumping torque, general longevity and ease of maintenance are its saving graces. Avoid 16 inch wheel version (or convert back to 18 inch) as it doesn’t suit the handling at all. Well sorted Le Mans (which includes suspension upgrade and doing something about the naff riding position) are worth buying if the price is right. Avoid tuned engines as reliability suffers. The new 1100 Sport and Daytona have taken over the Le Mans mantle.