Yamaha XV 125S Virago (1997-02)

The Yamaha XV 125S Virago was a motorcycle produced between 1997 and 2002. It has a four-stroke, V-twin cylinder engine with a capacity of 124 cc and 2 valves per cylinder. The bore and stroke measure 41 x 47 mm with air-cooled cooling system. The compression ratio is not available but it uses a carburetor induction system and CDI ignition with an electric starter. The motorcycle can reach a maximum power of 11 hp at 10,000 rpm and maximum torque of 9.4 Nm at 7,500 rpm. It comes with a 5-speed transmission and chain final drive.

The motorcycle has a camshaft valvetrain configuration with telescopic front forks and 140mm front wheel travel. The rear suspension uses dual shocks with 100mm rear wheel travel. The front brake is a single 282mm disc while the rear brake is a 130mm drum. It comes with an 80/100-18 front tire and a 130/90-15 rear tire with a wheelbase of 1495 mm and a seat height of 685mm. The dry weight of the motorcycle is 139.0 kg, and it can store up to 9.5 litres of fuel.

The Yamaha XV 125S Virago is a low-powered cruiser motorcycle that is popular among beginners and experienced riders. It is a lightweight motorbike with a comfortable riding position, affordable maintenance cost and good fuel efficiency. With a decent suspension, it provides a stable and smooth ride suitable for both short and long journeys. However, its low power output limits its performance on highways, making it a better fit for city commutes.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Yamaha XV 125S Virago

Year: 1997 – 02

Engine: Four stroke, V-twin cylinder, 2 valves per cylinder.
Capacity: 124 cc / 7.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke: 41 x 47 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: NA
Induction: Carburetor
Ignition: CDI
Starting: Electric
Max Power: 11 hp / 8 kW @ 10000 rpm
Max Torque: 9.4 Nm / 6.9 lb-ft @ 7500 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Camshaft Valvetrain Configuration
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel: 140 mm / 5.5 in

Rear Suspension: Dual shocks
Rear Wheel Travel: 100 mm / 3.9 in
Front Brakes: Single 282mm disc
Rear Brakes: 130mm drum
Front Tyre: 80/100-18
Rear Tyre: 130/90-15
Wheelbase: 1495 mm / 58.9 in
Seat Height: 685 mm / 27.0 in
Dry Weight: 139.0 kg / 306.4 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 9.5 Litres / 2.5 US gal

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