The Sansom Collection

1980 Yamaha 'Special' XS850

Make: Yamaha
Model: 'Special' XS850
Year: 1980
Registration Number: KFX 833V
Frame Number: 3J2017757
Engine Number: 2017757
Mileage: 13065
Guide Price: £4500 - 5500

Lot No: 208

Produced by Yamaha between 1976 and ’82, the XS750 was an air cooled, three cylinder, four stroke road going motorcycle, capable of speeds up to 122 mph. A rare sight on UK roads today, the machines are well-regarded as offering good handling and braking, and a smooth and comfortable ride.

This particular Special XS850 was imported from the USA to the UK in 1994 and the late Mr Sansom was its first and only owner in this country. The low mileage of 13065 is understood to be correct and can be corroborated by the MOT test certificates included in the sale, the first of which was carried out on the 10.12.1994 at 8856 miles and rubber stamped by Bournemouth V.R.O. The machine is presented in very nice condition and is finished in garnet. After a period of storage, we would recommend a recommissioning service before returning the machine to the road.

The history file contains twenty one MOT test certificates, a quantity of road tax discs, the V5 document, the V5C registration certificate and its replacement.

Auction Date: 9 June 2022