Quick Stats

1981-86, 398cc DOHC four, 42hp 105mph 60mpg 405lb

What to Expect

Needs religious maintenance of its 16 valve head and carbs to avoid burnt valves. Some bikes lasted well, others wrecked the crankshaft. Pre ’83 mills had small sump which allowed the motor to overheat and kill the engine – look for blob of weld over oil capacity plate. Usual alternator and exhaust demise. Easy to lose lots of money on one that’s about to blow up.