Peaky, vibratory, powerful and tough engine in uncomfortable, twitchy alloy chassis. Con-rods and clutch can break if raced. Redesign in ’88 and further upgrade in ’90 – improved handling but more mass diminished the performance edge. Many pre ’90 bikes were crashed and straightened. Many went the street fighter route to good effect!
1985-93, 749cc DOHC four, 100hp, 150mph, 35mpg, 400lb