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Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype
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Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
The Yamaha XS-V1 Sakura is designed to hark back to the firm's first four-stroke machine, the 650cc XS-1 of 1970, but is fitted with a new 1000cc, 4 strokes, air-cooled/injected V-Twin, inspired from the vintage Ducati 750 GT. Yamaha revealed this new prototype retro motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show last october.

Just look at the speedo and headlight design, motor, frame, rear suspension, exhaust and chain drive, wow, I think Yamaha’s designers gave the Sakura an elegant, modern and vintage look, simply magnificent. And look BB, two front disc brakes!

Officially a prototype, rather than a concept, there's a hint that the Yamaha XS-V1 could become a production machine in the future. It doesn't feature the wacky design of many concept machines, and might easily be given the green light if there's a positive reaction to the prototype. Let’s hope they do!

Hope I’ll get to see it at the Montreal Motorcycle Show at the end of February.

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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
I've admired it for some time now , probably never own one , but way cool for sure. BB
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
I could see myself on that. Very nice bike.
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Sure like the looks of it.
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
That's pretty cool. I wonder if they'll have a nice retro price to go along with the look.
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
I like it! I want one!!
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Cool bike, I want Yamaha to come out with a strait twin or strait 4 cyclinder cruiser again, I loved the old strait twin XS 650 that mimiked the old BSAs and Triumphs.
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Reminds me of my old Triumph.
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
V:cheer very nice, love the seat.
 
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Re:Yamaha’s XS-V1 Sakura prototype 6 Years, 2 Months ago  
Hey Musky, do you think they'll have this on display at the MN. show this weekend?
 
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