1978 Yamaha XS750E
Frame no. 1J7 223042
Engine no. 1J7 223042
The XS750 first appeared in 1976 as Yamaha's flagship sports bike. An all-new design, the XS750 triple was Yamaha's first large-capacity multi-cylinder motorcycle and broke further new ground for the Hammamatsu firm by employing shaft final drive. The XS750 was one of the first motorcycles to result from Japanese/European technical collaboration, both Porsche and the gearbox specialists Getrag having been involved at the design stage. Slim, stylish and endowed with excellent road manners, the XS was indeed a machine cast in the European mold. "It's the best Japanese bike I've ever ridden," declared Bike magazine's Peter Watson back in 1977. "More than that. It's the best all-round touring bike I know. If it didn't have Yamaha on the tank I'd think it had been designed by the most inventive brains in Europe and built it Germany."
Offered for restoration, this incomplete example is missing its seat, exhaust system, headlamp, instruments, carburetors, side panels and various other parts.
- Please note that the title for this bike is in transit.