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Yamaha XV700

Yamaha Virago 700 (XV700)
1986 Yamaha Virago 700.jpg
ManufacturerYamaha
Also calledVirago
Production1984–1987
PredecessorYamaha XV750
SuccessorYamaha XV750
ClassCruiser
Engine699 cc (42.7 cu in) air-cooled OHC 75° V-twin
Bore / stroke80.2 mm × 69.2 mm (3.16 in × 2.72 in)
Compression ratio9.0:1
Transmission5 speed, shaft drive
Frame typePressed steel backbone using engine as stressed member
SuspensionFront: 38 mm (1.5 in) telescopic forks, 150 mm (5.9 in) travel Rear: Double sided swingarm with twin KYB shocks. 97 mm (3.8 in) travel (1984-1985), 70 mm (2.8 in) travel (1986-1987)
BrakesFront: 2, 2-piston calipers, 300 mm (11.7 in) disc
Rear: 200 mm (7.9 in) drum brake
TiresFront: 100/90-19 57H Rear: 140/90-15 70H
Rake, trail32°, 129 mm (5.1 in)
Wheelbase1,525 mm (60.0 in)
DimensionsL: 2,285 mm (90.0 in)
W: 840 mm (33 in)
Seat height715 mm (28.1 in)
Weight225 kg (496 lb) (1984-1985), 229 kg (505 lb) (1986-1987)[1] (wet)
Fuel capacity12.5 L (2.7 imp gal; 3.3 U.S. gal) (1984-1985), 14.7 L (3.2 imp gal; 3.9 U.S. gal) (1986-1987)
RelatedXV750, XV1100

The Yamaha XV700 or Virago 700 was a Yamaha V-twin cruiser motorcycle. Made from 1984 to 1987, it was part of Yamaha's Virago line of cruisers. It was informally known as Yamaha's "tariff buster" of the US's 1983 tariff on imported motorcycles with over 700 cc of displacement. When the tariff ended in 1988, Yamaha switched back to the XV750.

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