I bought this gorgeous bike with a view to keeping it for myself as I have wanted one for a while & much more powerful than a Dominator which I have owned & loved several before & mainly because they are incredibly rare PLUS shaft drive. However, some lucky person is going to get it instead as with a heavy heart I have decided to do a U-Turn & concentrate on my SL350 restoration & enjoy that. (Probably going to regret this decision & wish I had kept both but I am also restoring an FZR1000 Genesis so I have no room!)
When I bought the bike recently, the only UK owner had imported it himself in early 2019 from Italy & said it was in great condition. He is now 69 has only done 700 dry miles in his 2 years of ownership & decided as not being used & quite heavy for him he would sell it. HOWEVER what he didn't tell me was that this stunning example was subject to a 2 year complete restoration in Italy by a Honda specialist and literally everything has been done so it is way way better than I was expecting. By chance I found the original Italian advert for it & have copy & pasted a translation of Italian to English for that advert. I have been out today dodging the puddles where possible to take some decent photos & she rides superbly. The £1000's & many man hours that it would cost to have all this done would be a pretty penny & as a result this is a very desirable XLV with nothing needing doing to it.
There is no history with it as apparently the paperwork was lost by courier, however I have also attached below a photo of the original advert by World Vintage Motorcycles & if you see the bike it is superb. I obviously have the V5 & 2 MOT's though. I am 100% happy it is a very genuine example & an authentic restoration. Not quite concours but tiny bit more tlc & it could be
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FOR SALE £5,995 (NOW SOLD) Triumph Street Twin Café Racer that has had a superb "Blacked Out" job
2nd time of owning this as I had to have it back again. My personal favourite bike that has been done beautifully. So many tasteful extras, low mileage & pristine example - the TEC mufflers are to die for & I rode it last summer & again today - just the BEST example & so docile to ride. I also love the HEIDENAU knobblies they handle a treat!
FOR SALE £4,995 1986 Honda XLV750R having had 2 year restoration by Honda Specialist in Italy
Walk around & quick start up of this beautiful old XLV (now 35 years!!!) having been restored in Italy from the ground up including work done to the engine I believe & then imported to UK in 2019 & done 700 miles since. Cracking bike that was a bit of an Enigma in its day but the pre-cursor to the now fabled Africa Twin & Transalp. Lovely looking livery & a great piece of historic nostalgia. Large still images here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fz5gpKUK4YKqRu5U8
1990 Yamaha FZR1000 Genesis EXUP before resto!
(For the eagle eyed - yes I put 1989 in video when in fact it is a 1990 bike - sorry!) Bike I loved in my 20's so bought this one, very complete mostly standard BUT in need of some TLC. Mechanically 100% and when we rebuilt carbs started on the button & turbine smooth. But filthy is an understatement! It was a UK bike that owner took to Spain then used until retiring & bringing back home ... don't think he ever cleaned it but used it for what it was designed for! No issues with that LOL! So she/he's going through a long slow resto. Having just had all panels properly sorted I can't wait & hopefully get finished for this summer ... ride... enjoy & post new video!