An interesting if expensive development of big thumper kicks that makes you wonder why they didn’t do an XBR version. Both engine and suspension are really rather good whilst the plastic’s less cumbersome than many a trailster. Brilliant for DR chores and country lane hustling, it can even thrum along at 90mph. From 40k onwards piston, valves and gearbox cause hassle but well looked after ones run to more than 60k.
1988 on, 650cc OHC single, 45hp, 110mph, 50mpg, 340lbs