For Sale Yamaha XV650 Drag Star Classic 1999
One lady owner since 2013, (and owned by my brother before that), this Drag Star Classic 650 has covered only 1,629 careful miles since 2013. Total mileage is 41,000 which equates to approx 2,000 miles per year and has old MoTs going back to 2013.
The Drag Star Classic 650, the most sought after model, comes with shaft drive, a 170×15 rear tyre, a big fat Harley-type 16in front wheel, stainless steel fork shrouds and a big chrome headlight. This example is 100% original with a near perfect chrome stock exhaust system and wheels, never been messed about with. There is no rot under the mudguards, (unlike most Drag Stars), both were removed under sealed and fitted with either stainless steel or original zinc plated Yamaha fasteners. The rubber front brake line has been replaced with one in braided stainless steel, most of the nuts and bolts on the bike, including the wheel spindles, have also been zinc plated while many have been replaced with stainless steel alternatives where possible. The chrome on both wheels is excellent, the spokes are clean and the front disc is in perfect condition. While the red metallic paintwork is mostly original, (a few areas were professionally touched up in 2014), it is in very good condition considering it is nearly 20 years old with just a few small age related marks and the bright metallic colours are not done justice in the photographs.
The bike also comes with matching accessories including the windscreen, pillion backrest, rear carrier, saddlebags, original Yamaha toolkit and a comprehensive Clymer workshop manual. The UK front footrests have been replaced with US spec Drag Star alloy footboards making the bike far more comfortable to ride than with original forward pegs. There is a small script on the left hand side panel that can easily be removed. A phone charger port is wired behind the side panel that can also be used with a battery optimiser.
Overall this is a very nice example of a 20-year old Drag Star Classic with valuable extras that has been cherished and very well looked after and is only being sold due to not being used enough. Everything works as it should and despite being a large bike it is a lot lighter than it looks, very economical on fuel and is easy to manoeuvre and a pleasure to ride. The bike has 12 months MoT and I have just changed the engine oil and filter and have been using it occasionally to keep the battery in good order.
Feel free to make a realistic offer, but please don’t bother with swaps for mopeds or silly offers. The bike is advertised elsewhere and could be removed from sale at any time. Please come and have a look, you won’t be disappointed. Cash on collection only please, although I will accept a deposit by Paypal. I can help with delivery if it’s reasonably local and can put you in touch with a trusted motorcycle transporter if not. This is a very nice bike, described honestly, thanks for looking.