Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October of 1982, the Honda XLV750R was only ever intended to be for the European market. However, the first run of 500 were kept in Japan and serialized. This example is serial number 77 of the first 500 built solely for the Japanese market.
Making 61.0 HP at 7000 RPMs, the XLV was designed to be a sport-tourer with limited off road capability. It was Honda's first dual-sport with non-parallel cylinders. Other technical highlights at the time of introduction were the dry sump lubrication system (with the main frame acting as an oil tank, helping to lower engine temperatures), the three valves per cylinder (two inlet valves / one exhaust valve), the two spark plugs per cylinder, and the crankshaft with off-set pins.
This rare example shows some wear from it's 35 years in Japan but still has lots of life left. The odometer currently shows 29000 km (18019 miles) but a fresh tune up has this bike running like a champ!
Please contact the shop with any questions at 512-585-8596.
Price excludes TT&L.