Details about Yamaha Virago XV1100 customSee original listing
“great condition. All chrome in great condition as it was all re-done less than 2000 miles ago. Even ”... Read more
11 May, 2014 14:43:19 BST
[ 1 bid ]
bourne, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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|Seller notes:||“great condition. All chrome in great condition as it was all re-done less than 2000 miles ago. Even had engine split and re-chromed. Has lots of custom parts. two tiny chips on tank [look hard and you can see them].”|
|Year:||1998||Start Type:||Electric start|
|Model:||VIRAGO XV1100||MOT Expiry Date:||07/2014|
|Type:||cruiser / chopper||Customised Features:||forward controls, foot pegs, air filter covers, Bodywork/Fairing, Handlebars/Clip Ons, Headlights, Mirrors, Rear lights/Indicators|
|Colour:||black / maroon / chrome||Performance Upgrades:||Special Exhaust/Slip on, Tuned Engine|
|Metallic Paint:||Yes||Road Tax:||4 Months Remaining|
|Mileage:||20,586||V5 Registration Document:||Present|
OK so this is my baby / beast. I absolutely love this and I should given the amount of money I've spent making her one of the best you will find anywhere. I'm only selling due to ill health. It breaks my heart but it needs to go to someone that will use her and take good care of her. This is my last bike to sell from a small collection, so you can see that I really don't want her to go but it's inevitable.
She is so great and easy to ride I can sit on her all day and still walk to the bar for a beer and not look like John Wayne! I have a special bike tent in my garage that blows cool air over the bike to remove any dampness etc so she is kept in tip top condition even when not being ridden. My mates own IP Performance and they have worked on her for the past 5 years or so. It make a nice change for them from the usual race bikes.
I have had every inch of chrome re-done, even had the engine split and rechromed. It has so many custom parts fitted I will probably not list them all. you will probably notice a couple of things immediately:
No leaks, drips or wobbles [other than me]. Nothing is lose or needs doing. It really draws a crowd when parked up and all of this on a relative shoe string compared to newer bikes.
And yes, it beats most HOGS from the lights and it never lets you down if you know what I mean. Easily gets to 60 in under 4 secs and I had it do 110 but without a screen it's a little tough going.
This is from 1998, so please don't expect it to be perfect. Most folk say it's mint, but that's there view. Mine is that the coil could do with touching up and there might be a couple of very minor marks; not that you'd notice.
But this bikes is really meant for cruising the strip or touring. It will easily cope with motorway speeds all day. I used to regularly pack a tent on the back and head off into the hills for long weekends. Two up it's still as good, in fact you generally don't notice her there until you need fuel or she falls asleep! [yes it's happened more than once].
What more can I say other than it's advertised elsewhere and the reserve is £2,500. Come on, make a sad guy even sadder and buy her.
Just noticed: only one previous owner. guy in Benfleet bought it from new in 1998 then it was me in 2008.
The bike is also completely HPI clear as it has never been crashed, scrapped, nicked of financed.
Also have every MOT certificate and lots of bills
ok when cleaning this morning I noticed that there is some minor bubbling under the paint on the front edge of the front mudguard. I had this done a few years back when she was being rebuilt, but clearly it might need doing again in the next couple of years.