2007 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer Road Test Rider Magazine

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Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

2007 Yamaha V Star Tourer Road Test

The big is that the new bike is liquid-cooled, it the first such Yamaha in a decade.

Photo Credit: Nelson

Troy Siahaan

5, 2007

I must have a loose. I told some that I would meet near the local twisties for a ride. They all ride and assumed that I would be one as well.

Imagine their when I made my entrance on new V Star 1300 Tourer. I was by laughter and snickers (nothing new to but took comfort in one of my favorite “You all laugh at me because I’m while I laugh at you because all the same.”

It is that same that inspired Yamaha to the 1300, which neatly the niche between the V Star and Road Star lines. set out to create a whole new bike the ground up targeted at the middleweight market (yes, 1,300cc is now territory). The new bike had to have power with “Big sensual character,” so in response decided to hide the upgrades, them visible only to the eye.

For starters the V Star 1300 is now fuel injected, with 40mm throttle bodies an all-new engine with valves per cylinder (as opposed to the V 1100 ‘s two). The big change is the new bike is liquid-cooled, making it the such Yamaha cruiser in a To keep the traditional look of an engine, the 1300 uses coolant passages with exterior cooling fins for a traditional cruiser engine

The radiator is cleverly positioned the frame spars, with the and outlets neatly tucked and below the engine-out of sight to the observer. Bore and … are to 100mm x 83mm from the 95mm x 75mm, and the compression has also been raised to from its predecessor’s 8.3:1.

its heft, the V Star will its own in the twisties.

In keeping with the theme, the V Star 1300 a two-into-one exhaust, which is flowing than the 1100′s exhausts yet still retains low rumble we all know and love. All of changes result in a claimed horsepower and 81.8 lb-ft of at the crankshaft, up from the 1100′s and 63.6 respectively.

So enough with all the technical let’s get down to the good How does this big cruiser To evaluate it I first tried to what Yamaha meant by a motorcycle.

Riding a cruiser a different riding style a sport- or sport-touring bike. I them all, but I enjoyed the V Star 1300 for different With the seat a mere 28 off the ground, flat-footing at stops is with my 30-inch inseam.

onboard, the 1,304cc engine enough go-juice to scoot me comfortably without the slightest from the fuel injection. application is always smooth, as is the output, thanks to dual on the crankshaft. Best of all, all that torque at my disposal, selection from the slick-shifting is never an issue.

Just a of the wrist and I’m gone, regardless of gear I’m in.

The windscreen deflects air but it was a stretch to the bar for my short arms.

turns into the ride and my were out of sight, leaving me of room to just cruise. of turns, the V Star 1300 is quite nimble. Its low center of and long 66.5-inch wheelbase for a stable bike. Although its cornering clearance means scrape the floorboards on occasion, the feelers are replaceable should you get away in the canyons.

What caught me off guard, was the suspension. On the highway the combination of a fork with the single shock in the rear soaks up Strangely, this softly setup also performs well when the roads straight. Usually a softly bike will wallow and through a turn. On the V Star I can the suspension doing its thing, and yet it tracks on the line I want it to.

The is plenty capable of leaning more except for the floorboards in the way. All in all it is very impressive.

It may air-cooled, but this engine has flowing through its veins. the faux chrome covers on the heads.

Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

Of course, just I thought my group was long I came around a corner to see bunched behind a slow-moving the perfect opportunity to test the The V Star 1300′s dual calipers clamp down on the front rotors with linear feel at the lever and the bike to a stop lickety-split. The rear disc does a job of helping its friends at the front, and is by a single-pot caliper neatly below the swingarm.

In this location it’s by the exhaust for a clean look, this may make it a pain to the pads when the time

During the V Star’s press in October, I spent time both the standard and touring Other than the touring windscreen, hard leather-covered and passenger backrest, both are the same. Highway cruising is enough on the standard model, but at over 70 mph the rider is transformed a human parachute by the windblast.

for buyers of the standard model, if one day you that you don’t like an air brake, Yamaha will you the pieces to convert the standard into the touring version. even get a choice of three windscreen heights: tall standard height on the touring medium and short.

2007 V Star 1300 Tourer

the highway experience on the standard I was glad to see a touring model for me in the Rider shop for this Now I could pack my things the 11-gallon saddlebags instead of a backpack, and didn’t need a key to lock them up-the on the bags match the ignition How convenient. And the windscreen, how I had missed it so!

Just for kicks I took the out on the highway and giggled to myself as the was blown right over my My only gripe is that the top of the windscreen is right in my field of I am forced to either look it or lower my head a little and under it, neither of which is a position, but still beat blasted by the wind.

I eventually it to the breakfast location where my had already ordered their There were plenty of two-wheeled enthusiasts there, One sportbike rider, clad in his leather suit, came up to me and “Man, I’d love to ride thing.” Perplexed, I denied him the of course, but only after him why he wanted a ride. “I’ve ridden a cruiser before and it like a whole different of fun.”

As I was sitting there on my scrambled eggs I looked to catch a glimpse of the bike. then I began to appreciate the guys at Yamaha were about during the press No individual aspect of the new V Star’s sheet jumps out and calls for and that’s the point. Visually the to detail that Yamaha has put this motorcycle is quite though.

The lines just flow. front to back nothing is out of and just like the spec no single piece of the motorcycle out like a sore thumb. The effort to take care of the things-like using the exhaust to the rear caliper, routing the passages of the engine internally and the radiator and its piping-just add to the clean of the newest V Star.

Yamaha owners of this bike to it an experience best described as and I’d say it got its wish.

Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer
Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

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