Rare In the US – 1999 Honda Varadero XL1000V

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Post Listing Update: This Varadero did not get any interest at the BIN of $4,000. It was relisted at $3,800 and then pulled off of eBay, final sale price unknown.


Introduced for the 1999 model year, the Varadero was an interesting ADV bike that predated eventual competitors such as Suzuki’s V-Strom 1000. The Varadero stood out as it featured the 996cc V-Twin motor from a Superhawk. What makes this example special is that the model was never sold in the US, but this bike was imported from England and it’s currently registered in California.

The 60 degree V-Twin engine produced 93 horsepower and 72 pound-feet of torque, and it was equipped with carbs and a 5-speed transmission until 2003. As the seller of this bike notes, the Varadero was considered to be the “big brother” of the Transalp. For more information on this model, check out this review from Visordown, who suggest that the Varadero was an underrated all-arounder.

This example has 26,000 miles and it has the scuffs and scrapes you’d expect from a bike that’s spent some time in the dirt. One side case also has scratches from a drop on pavement but the seller has new inserts for the bags. Extras include a custom seat, a set of spare wheels, full OEM luggage, crash bars, GPS, lowering link, several countershaft sprockets, a new lithium battery, and the manuals. Because this model was prevalent around the world, it’s relatively easy to order aftermarket parts from the usual sources.

Find this Varadero for sale in Redwood City, California with a BIN of $4,000 or best offer

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