Post Listing Update: This Midnight Virago did not get any interest at the opening bid of $2,500. It was relisted at $2,250 with the same result.
In 1983, Yamaha offered a “Midnight Virago” that featured a black paint scheme with gold accents. They also offered a rare color-matched factory touring package with a fairing, saddlebags, and trunk for even more Midnight goodness.
The Virago was introduced in 1981 with a 750cc motor as Yamaha’s first V-Twin cruiser. A year later, Yamaha introduced a 920cc option for $500 more ($3,700 total), though it also got you double disc brakes, a stiffer spring in the rear shock, and the “CYCOM” computerized LCD dashboard. This example (VIN: JYA27Y006DA002656) has 23,304 miles on the odometer and while there’s some scratches the paint is said to be all original. The fairing hides a marine radio and marine speakers, both of which are waterproof. The seller also installed a clock and thermometer on the handlebars. Flaws include a broken tach, worn steering head bearings, and a leaking fork seal. Though the carbs were “professionally” rebuilt, the seller thinks they still need to be synchronized. So there’s some work that needs to be done, but it’s the seller’s daily rider and these are hard to find with the fairing and bags.
Find this Midnight Virago for sale in Capon Bridge, West Virginia with an unmet opening bid of $2,500