Yamaha XV535

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Yamaha Virago 535
2014 Yamaha XV 535 Virago.JPG
Also calledXV535
PredecessorYamaha Virago 500K
SuccessorYamaha DragStar 650 XVS650/XVS650A
EngineAir-cooled 4-stroke 70° SOHC V-twin 535 cc (32.6 cu in). Bore x stroke 76 x 59 mm. 9.0:1 compression.
Power31.1 kW [1]
TransmissionWet-clutch; 5 Speed constant mesh; shaft drive
SuspensionFront: Telescopic fork
Rear: Twin shocks with concentric coil springs
BrakesFront: Single drilled disc with hydraulic caliper
Rear: Cable-actuated drum
TiresFront: 3.00S-19 4PR
Rear: 140/90-15M/C 70S
Fuel capacity1987–1988: 8.6 L (2.3 US gal)
1989–2003: 13.5 L (3.6 US gal)
Oil capacity2.8 L (3.0 US qt)

The Yamaha Virago 535 is a motorcycle manufactured by Yamaha Motor Corporation. It is one of several in the Virago line and is positioned as mid-size metric cruiser with an engine displacement of 535 cc (32.6 cu in).

It is unique in being one of the few smaller cruiser-style motorcycles available with a shaft drive instead of a chain or belt final drive system, as well as a V-twin engine of that size. Its heavily chromed body styling is also distinctive.

This model was discontinued in 2004 in the US and 2003 in the UK as the "star" range of motorcycles form took over as the cruiser line from Yamaha. The V-Star 650 (known as the DragStar in Europe) could be seen as the successor to the XV535.

1987–1988 US models[edit]

1987-92 XV535 (US)[2]
Wheelbase1,511 mm (59.5 in)
DimensionsL: 2,210 mm (87 in)
W: 815 mm (32.1 in)
H: 1,100 mm (43 in)
Seat height700 mm (28 in)
Weightn/a (dry)
185 kg (408 lb) (186 kg (410 lb) California model)[2] (wet)

First and only year with the fuel tank under the seat, as the only fuel storage. The "fuel tank" on top, in front of the driver, was a dummy containing electric equipment only. This limited its range considerably.

containing 1988 UK model[edit]

1988 XV535 (UK)[2]
Wheelbase1,520 mm (60 in)
DimensionsL: 2,225 mm (87.6 in)
W: 810 mm (32 in)
H: 1,100 mm (43 in)
Seat height700 mm (28 in)
Weightn/a (dry)
188 kg (414 lb)[2] (wet)

1988–1994 US models[edit]

1988–1994 XV535 (US)
Wheelbase1,520 mm (60 in)
DimensionsL: 2,225 mm (87.6 in)
W: 810 mm (32 in)
H: 1,110 mm (44 in)
Seat height720 mm (28 in)
Weightn/a (dry)
195 kg (430 lb) (196 kg (432 lb) California model)[2] (wet)

1989–1994 UK models[edit]

1989–1994 XV535 (UK)
Wheelbase1,520 mm (60 in)
DimensionsL: 2,285 mm (90.0 in)
W: Flat handlebar: 725 mm (28.5 in)
Upright handlebar: 810 mm (32 in)
H: Flat handlebar: 1,070 mm (42 in)
Upright handlebar 1,110 mm (44 in)
Seat height720 mm (28 in)
Weightn/a (dry)
195 kg (430 lb)[2] (wet)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "XV535/535S Technical Specifications". Archived from the original on 2014-09-15.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Ahlstrand, Haynes (1994)


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