Quick Stats

1977-84, 844cc OHV V-twin, 65/70hp 120/130mph 45/50mpg

What to Expect

Early Le Mans suffer leaking shaft drive seals, jerky gearbox, slipping clutch and laughable electrics and finish. Updated with new fairings and smoother transmission. Mk.3 can’t be rebored and lacks earlier style. Bikes run for 50,000 miles without too much hassle. Look out for UJ’s, generator and starter troubles, and top end demise. Has heavy throttle and clutch, plus shaft drive reaction in bends. T3/5 much milder devices that can go for 80,000 miles plus – some went around the clock. Many well loved machines out there.