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Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Cruisin’ on a Budget

Torrance, October 06, 2000 — whacky and irreverent about an little cruiser? Not much, but that’s the point: It inexpensive, and downright fun.

The Yamaha V Classic, in traditional cruiser boasts a SOHC, air-cooled, V-Twin. But to accommodate the cruiser who does not necessarily want to a hog (figuratively speaking), the engine is 649 cc. contributes to an ultra-low 28-inch height and highly manageable 495 (dry).

The bike also boatloads of chrome, a flashy, pinstriped paint scheme and a suggested retail price six grand. In a nutshell, the V Star offers cruiser attitude weighing heavily on your or your driveway.

MO took the V on an extended ride which a bit of freeway, a healthy dose of traffic and some twisties in for good measure.

Sometimes, it’s important to past ones initial This was one such case.

In to the V Star, the aforementioned first was that of lackluster power and brakes.

A 500 pound bike a shaft drive is a lot for a 650 twin to around. But once a rider where the power resides have to rev it a bit), the V Star adequate thrust for real-world

The same held true for the In other words, as saddle increased, so did confidence in the binders.

Where the V Star shined in to other cruisers was handling.

Verdes, for example, is laden sweeping turns and uneven Through it all, the V Star its composure, though limited wheel travel meant a bumpy ride.

It’s also worth that shifting was smooth and the action was fairly light. incidentally, was easy to find you wanted it and never reared its head when you didn’t.

were one tiny nit pick:

We the V Star had floorboards instead of pegs. First off, the force you to position your foot oddly to avoid the rear brake. And since the legs are out in front, it’s to lift one’s rear off the to reposition it.

On a long trip, could become a …-numbing Our test fleet’s 800cc Vulcan Drifter, equipped floorboards, exhibited neither of problems.

But wait! Yamaha Specialist Brad Bannister us the 2001 model comes with floorboards. I guess we the only ones with tiny nitpick.

We listen, Bannister said of Yamaha’s attitude about customers what they

The wide handlebars, meanwhile, cool and were positioned but prevented a few lane splitting

On the plus side, we noticed the and layout of the tank allowed one to a tank bag while still the speedometer and gas cap exposed.

Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Style preclude a rider from a tank bag every day. But would prove to be a highly feature on trips (when you a map in front of you).

Minor aside, the V Star Classic was easy to maneuver in real-world situations. Though it could use a tad power, the V Star never its rider feeling a lack of

But don’t take our word for it, hear what MO’s own tester, Sugi, had to say. For the Sugi is a scant 5 1/2 feet and weighs 100 lbs.

My first on a cruiser was a positive one for the most Although the bike was considerably than the Honda NSR250 GP race-replica) I normally ride, it was a change to able flatfoot it at The braking power on the V Star instantaneous, but I didn’t experience any slowing the bike down

Stopping was hard to get used to as you felt the weight of the bike coming to a standstill. I really had to because I didn’t want to over. How embarrassing would be (not to mention I probably be able to pick the bike To my chagrin, I couldn’t quite the rear brake pedal

Once I was stopped though, it was a matter to shift my body a bit so I could reach.

I wasnt what to expect from a but as a sportbike rider, I didn’t a very high opinion of Imagine my surprise when I that this was no Hardly-Ableson! was quite smooth and the riding was very comfortable. The vibrations barely noticeable except in the

I dont think I’d be to do a long ride without my falling asleep! Hmmm, the bike could double as a massager for those really days. The bike moved quite nicely and was surprisingly

Although I still prefer to sportbikes, I can see the allure of cruisers. bike makes it easy to yourself on a ride. It was extremely both in size and power feeling puny.

Okay, now I think I’m for the Valkyrie! Hehehe.

Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic
Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic


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