XL1000V Varadero is Honda's answer to the likes of the BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger. The trailbike styling belies the
more road orientated engineering underneath. Long travel suspension
is the only real 'off road' characteristics of the Varadero.
The XL1000V is powered by a retuned VTR1000F Firestorm engine. The engine
is fitted with smaller carburetors giving a lower power curve
than the Firestorm.
chassis of the Varadero comprises of a steel tube cantilever
frame, aluminium swingarm and conventional front forks.
In 2003 the Varadero received an extensive overhaul resulting
in improved fuel economy courtesy of a fuel injection system,
a sixth gear. Cosmetic changes included new, more voluptuous
bodywork and a revised dashboard.
Similar and related bikes:
Suzuki DL1000 V-strom