Quick Stats

1983-88, 572cc DOHC four, 65hp, 125mph, 50mpg, 400lb

What to Expect

16 valve head needs more attention than the GS, especially after 40k. Twitchy handling, fast wearing rear linkages and naff brakes. Poor engine alloy makes for lots of stripped threads. Engine goes heavy on performance at 7k but can be run economically below that. Possible to burn out the valves and pistons on non-standard exhausts (OE’s rust rapidly). Find one afflicted with electrical hassles (cheap enough to fix) for low dosh.