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Discontinued Yamaha XVS1100

Discussion in 'Cruisers' at netrider.net.au started by Big W, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. I was oogling the XVS650 Bobber concept bike at the 'cycle show last weekend & asked if the kit were available for the XVS1100.

    Unfortunatly I was told that Yamaha has discontinued this bike for the Aussie market. Bit of a shame really, seems to be a good & popular bike. The only other cruisers similar were those of the Classic styling, but don't really the sweeping guards, floorboards etc.

    Oh, well, I guess pace the search begins for an 1100...


     
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  2. I still wouldn't hesitate to buy it. Parts will be available for a long time for these.
     
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  3. Still a showdown between the XVS1100 & the Suzi M50 (like the styling of the M50 over the 109).
     
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  4. Can you still get M90's in Aus? Might be a closer compare in stump pulling terms.
     
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  5. i had the M50 great bike just not the most comfortable
     
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  6. the XVS950 is the go to bike when the 1100 is gone.
     
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  7. Really, Never heard of 'em being uncomfortable. Anyone else reckon that??
     
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  8. i got the C50, not much diff, very comfortable
     
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  9. The stock seat will pulverise your tail bone. A decent replacement seat is a must in my opinion. Went with a saddlemen explorer myself.
     
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  10. Great advice, thanks. Was looking at buying one of these bikes and thought the only 'real' mod needed was the pipes!

    Can you get these seats as a single?
     
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  12. Good Day... Had a loan of a 2009 V Star 1100 then turned around and purchased a V Star1300 without a test ride for the foll reasons. Bigger brakes, belt drive, f and r same tyre size, liquid cooled, speedo etc on handle bars, better headlight and frame 50 mm longer etc etc Collected the bike 3 weeks later and the smile has never left my face! 1200 km and loving it.
     
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  13. I would say that the XVS1300 will be around a long time, I have had mine since the fall of 2009, it gets great fuel mileage and the engine has loads of hidden power when you start customizing the fuel system. A buddy of mine had the 1100 a couple of years ago, sadly he was in a hit and run, the insurance paid to fix the bike but he then stopped riding and sold it.

    If I saw another one at a good price I would buy it just because its so classic looking, but I must admit I'm a dedicated fan of water cooling and fuel injection.
     
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