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The Specifications for a Yamaha XS1100

    • The Yamaha XS1100 is a motorcycle produced between 1978 and 1981, and at the time it was the largest Superbike in Yamaha's production line, according to Yamaha released the bike to compete with similar Superbikes being manufactured by Suzuki, Honda and Kawasaki. The company built the bike with a number of features that helped set it apart from other motorcycles of its day. At the time of its release, the XS1100 sold for around $3,000.

    Engine and Transmission

    • The Yamaha XS1100 features an air-cooled, DOHC, in-line, four-cylinder 1,101.6-cc engine. Its bore to stroke ratio is 1.04 or 2.8 x 2.7 inches, and its compression ratio is 9.2:1. The bike also features a five-speed manual gearbox and shaft-drive transmission instead of the more traditional chain drive.

    Breaks, Wheels, Suspension and Chassis

    • The XS1100's front tires measure 19 inches in diameter, and its rear tires are 17 inches in diameter. The bike's front brakes are dual disc while its back brakes have just a single disc.


    • The Yamaha XS1100's total weight, including full tanks of oil and gas, is 630.5 lbs. Its fuel capacity is 6.34 gallons. Its saddle measures 32 inches and the bike has a 61-inch wheelbase.


    • The maximum speed for the Yamaha XS1100 is 133.6 miles per hour and the bike can go from zero to 60 in 4.7 seconds. In terms of power, the XS1100 produces 95 hp at 8,500 rpm. Cycle magazine recorded the XS1100 traveling a quarter mile in 11.78 seconds.

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