BT1100 and MT01 are on my very short list of bikes I would own, the mt engine is a work of art to look at. First bike based on xvs ?
first bikes a yamaha xv750 ,a mark 1 virago,and yes they were monoshock,they changed to twinshock after this model,they were a bit of a joke in the eighties,but i always wanted one,there also ripe for custom,and u can pick them up cheap,this one was in a bit of a state when i got it,
not that i've noticed.. i have a z1100 and a Vmax, just stick them in and power out.. it might be that the cx engine along with bmw and guzzi have the cranks in a different orientation, i've heard of folk talking about torque reaction or something but no idea as never been on any of those
I like the simplicity of aircooled shaft drive, though have only ridden not owned a shafty. Rugged engines as well.
Isn't it a shock when you first ride a shaft bike into a bend, I pooped myself on the first corner, almost crashed my brothers CX500, they don't ride like a chain drive do they.
I remember a Le mans that rocked a bit. A Suzuki gs1000 shaft that was unobtrusive but I think the first shafty I rode was an xs1100 that was not my favourite riding experience, god knows how they did what they did with them racing down under.