Quick Stats

1980-88, 1100cc DOHC four, 100hp, 135mph, 40mpg, 535lb

What to Expect

Strong motor housed in bland chassis, turns nasty with age, most run upgraded suspension. Early twin shocker can be made to handle (use Michelin’s), mono-shock version remains twitchy, turns in some wild speed wobbles when the rear linkages wear (Metz tyres best). Engines reliable for 50/60k and more. 16 valve top end a bit suspect and wheelie merchants kill the transmission. Electrics turn naff with age.