2008 Yamaha V Star motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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The V Star 650 features an authentic 40 cubic-inch, V-twin. With long, low and lots of chrome, this V is ready to impress.

Only the tag will tell you this is a mid-size model. Everything the long, low styling, the authentic 40 V-twin, the painstaking attention to — — will plain knock you out. one for a nice long ride, and see why. Big on value and good the V Star 650 Classic punches way its weight.

It’s a champion by decision.


Yamaha it all with the first V Star back in 1998 when it offering this Star model. American styling, fenders and bodywork, long wheelbase and a 70-degree V-twin are the basic features which a statement almost a decade ago and are still going strong

Based on the proven Yamaha 535 engine, the V Star (Dragstar in cylinders were bored out 5 mm to 81 mm and stroked from 4 mm to 63 mm, to net a displacement of The V Star comes in two models: the with a lower seat 695.96 mm and slightly less and the classic with a higher height of 708.66 mm. The custom is 500.44 lbs and the classic approximately lbs heavier.

The American versions of bike have a lower HP of 33 rpm. Reasons for this version may have to do with EPA requirements.

The basic V Star Custom its styling from Harley’s as it features fatter mudguards the standard bike and shrouded


With the Honda the Japanese manufacturer uses the technique that lead to the of the V Star Classic only this time we are talking 750cc. Full sized and 750cc performance without the price tag. Sound a stretch? Not when you’re about the Honda Shadow

Stunning is one way to describe its long, retro styling simply in chrome from tip to tail and classic valanced fenders, wheels and five all-new Staggering is another especially you see that all this muscular style and performance could be for a mid-sized price.

The Boulevard C50 has the of a classic cruiser combined V-twin performance that you a charge every time you the throttle. The Boulevard C50’s design begins with the lines of its kicked-out front end and handlebars, which perfectly its teardrop tank, stepped and boldly valanced rear These lines, of course, off its spacious seating position, promises a comfortable ride after hour.

Down the or on the open highway, the C50’s powerplant is engineered for pure With strong low-end and torque, it accelerates hard just above idle. thanks to it advanced engineering, incredibly smooth at highway speeds.


The V Star 650 Classic is all retro style given by its and consecrated lines that define a cruiser. This has the talent of making itself bigger than it actually is of course, when it comes to machines bigger is always

The front end creates a beautiful between the steel valaced fender, the solid looking and chromed halogen headlight. equilibrium is borrowed from its brothers, although the single disc betrays the big-bike Not entirely though, because big cruising motorcycles sometimes to feature a single front brake.

The handlebars are slightly back and offer space for nice looking chromed

Furthermore, the large 4.2-gallon fuel tank features speedometer designed with a face for easy reading of the that it provides. The seat is low in order to allow shorter to find their place on machine and it also fills the gap the fuel tank and that valanced rear fender.

In to feature complete classic this Star received wheels and lots of chrome that contribute at creating a machine. Let’s not forget Star Family fit and finish always features lustrous and this is no exception.

It is funny how a bike that to the creation of a bigger one, now its looks from that same model. I am talking the V Star 650 Classic and V Star Classic. The first implements the look found on the bigger

This can be noticed while a look to the cylinders, exhaust and all the elements of which I wrote

Test Drive

With the moment I saw the 2008 V Star 650 I understood why people sometimes it with 1000cc motorcycles. The simply surprises with its and you ask yourself if you didn’t by mistake the 1100cc model.

After you that thought in your pull out the “choke” knob under the left rear of the tank and fire the engine up. You see how this unit’s response is and easy and how the bike idles while letting it worm up a bit in a cold morning.

By this you will surely be anxious to it a go so you will use the low-effort clutch and it into first gear. If you are to dour machines, the V Star feel smooth, reliable and and this is just the start. traffic will be no problem for ride as it shifts precisely and no feel will be encountered using the clutch.

I enjoyed pulling away lights turned green this was a great opportunity to see the pull in the lower gears. on the throttle in lower gears good acceleration and the engine’s system makes a good also. In my attempt of detaching four-wheeled traffic, I noticed by the time you have to shift to all cars can be seen in the rear mirrors.

Third gear have finished them off if you to be more gentile with the engine.

In town, I didn’t necessary to shift to fourth and that is why I felt necessary to get it on the and see what it really can prove its V-twin engine.

This doesn’t feel short on until it reaches 70mph. at high engine speeds, falls off surprisingly and that is you realize that no mistakes made and you received the right The 649cc air-cooled, SOHC V-twin is designed to crank out at low and mid rpm levels and until that these will be long

By the time the rider becomes with highway speeds, he be capable to shift at peak an important part of gathering quickly. Any other situations proudly faced by this fed by two 28mm Mikuni CV carburetor.

Out on the other issues rise up and are worth considering. An example, on cruisers, is the vibration levels by the relaxed rider. Thanks to the V counterbalancer, vibrations remain nonexistent from around 75 where the grips start to and the pegs tremble a little.

At 85 mph and above, the vibration level is significant, blurring the mirrors.

though you may detect some it is good to take in consideration the that this is a cruiser for the rider at its second evolutionary so it isn’t quite recommended to open the throttle. It would be to enjoy the relaxed riding The footpegs are not too far forward positioned so keep tall riders feeling cramped and short from feeling like have to extend their in order to reach the pegs.

The think with the handlebars.

important unit in providing and stability in corners is the suspension. I that is absorbs small with ease and still to keep the bike steady cornering. Speed bumps require you to lift your of the seat in order to keep comfy and simple.

Also but for a mental comfort, is to have reliable brakes which require a stronger squeeze for braking power. The same the foot peg. Just hit it and you’ll soon feel the gripping and stopping this awesome cruising machine.


The thing with motorcycles, cruisers included, is they have to speak their price. A manufacturer claim that it offers an middleweight package for somewhere ten grand let’s say. have to remain proportionate so as the would make the best for him in relation to its pocket.

This doesn’t exaggerate in any chapter as it is offered for the suggested retail of $6,199 (Galaxy Blue) or (Raven w/Flames).


understands that you don’t to be a heavyweight to express yourself. The way see it, this Classic has all the Star and strong-running V-twin performance you and I am pretty sure that is your opinion either. up to you to say the rest as I name it a wise of expression yourself.


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