Originally Posted by Sniper X
When those first came out, my boss at the Yamaha Shop in Seaside cal bought one. She spent about four months and a grand on it trying to make it cool and fast, the cool part worked. It was pretty fast, but in an old Ducati way, and I don't mean 900SS. More like a Pantah.
Mid to late 80's one of the Yarrow clan, Duke, if my memory still works, raced one in the local AFM roadrace series.
He rode it to the track, stripped it down, spanked the open twins class on it, then put it back together to ride home.
I believe it had a part of old Chevy header welded on for an open exhaust, and sounded raspy as hell.
That guy could lap me on a moped no matter what I was riding.