Quick Stats

1983-85, 643cc OHV V-twin, 50hp 110mph 50mpg 350lb

What to Expect

Upgraded version of the V50 that doesn’t inspire but was popular with mature riders who didn’t want a tourer with excessive mass. Even a torrent of tender loving care did little to stop the chassis and electrics rotting, everything seemed to fall apart from the inside out. Some bikes managed 50,000 miles, others didn’t do half that. The whole engine seems to wear out simultaneously, so what seems like a minor fault may be a sign of looming expense.