Quick Stats

1991 on, 499cc w/c DOHC twin, 50hp 110mph 45mpg 400lb

What to Expect

Awkward gearbox, transmission lash at low revs. A combination of neglect, excessive town work (when the oil emulsifies if not changed every 1500 miles) and over 25000 miles of abuse can give the top end a hard time, whilst finish goes off after the first three years. Prone to electrical and piston hassles after 60k but many low mileage bikes out there.