Nice to see Yamaha jump on the Sport Classic band wagon with an antiquated Vtwin. ;-)More retro bikes from the big four:
Yamaha XS-V1 Sakura for Tokyo Motor Show - The Kneeslider
I'll take this and the two retro Hondas. Anyone got 30 grand they can loan me to get this done?
That "Japanese Style" they are so proud of is ripped off Brit style. And after all these decades they STILL can't find a native English speaker to do their press releases."We display the "XS-V1 Sakura" (special exhibition model / prototype) as a symbol of our long-nurtured corporate philosophy. This is a V-twin sport model with a look of "Japanese style" in the image of Yamaha's first 4-stroke model, the XS-1 (650cc), released in 1970. Its design is full of XS-1 DNA, in its simplicity and functional beauty and finds new refinement in a retro-modern aesthetic. It is a model that proposes a very Yamaha and very Japanese vision of premium motorcycling life, bringing together the unique characteristics of a 1,000cc air-cooled, V-twin model with its strong pulse feeling and easy-going running performance in a finely crafted body that is lightweight and slim and defined by a low seat height"
I thought the XS-650 came out in '68?