Yamaha Star V Star 1300 Deluxe- First Ride Review

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Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

Yamaha Star V Star Deluxe – First Ride V for Value.

Photographer. Brian J.

It’s a good thing the V 1300 Deluxe is such a machine. If not, the swanky in Santa Barbara might not been as charmed watching a throttled through their city. But as Yamaha would it, this pack of quietly V Stars brought only and smiles.

They aren’t loud, or too black or oh-so-trendily Just a bunch of bright old school cruisers with balloon tires. Or maybe the models’ freshly minted and saddlebags made it look we were all leaving town.

the case, the launch of the new 1300 was a happy affair, especially if you lucky enough to be riding the instead of watching them.

Full Dress” was the catchline of the Yamaha’s Senior Product Aaron Bast, used the to describe trunkless touring that utilize fork-mounted and are generally lighter in weight and than their more full-dressed cousins. That make Harley-Davidson’s Street and Glides and Kawasaki’s Vaquero tourers, as opposed to Victory’s or Honda’s luxury-laden F6B .

Bast also told us not just about looking anymore. He says those are gone. Today’s riders a bike that’s a statement, but it also needs to be a wise

A bike that has curb but also very practical and most important to current he says, value.

This is it all makes perfect sense. The V Deluxe, at $13,690, is a lot of bagger for the Its only competitors are the aforementioned big and those are $3400 to $6000 than this latest and none offer standard GPS or radio capability.

I had a day-and-a-half to measure the Deluxe’s ratio on the array of road encircling Santa Barbara. twisting backroads, tattered lanes, fast, sweeping and …-numbing freeways, it’s all there.

Performance-wise, there no surprises. Ninety percent of new model already exists in the V Star 1300 and V Star Tourer, first released in These models use a 1304cc 60-degree V-Twin that up nicely, especially at higher

Well-tuned fuel injection the goods smoothly.

The combination of a steel frame, belt plush, well-controlled suspension and a brake kit make the 1300 V a pleasure to ride on winding Yes, there will be a lot of scraping if you’re riding Also, the V Star 1300s are a tad at middle-of-the-country Interstate speeds, and due to steering, a relatively high of gravity and extra-wide handlebar, require a commanding hand in maneuvers.

For touring, the Deluxe is quite for riders sub-XL. The all-new fairing and tall windshield, with situp ergonomics, floorboards and a wide, supportive seat make a picnic out of spells in the saddle. The batwing’s is the integrated, yet easily removable, zūmo 665 GPS/audio system, provides glove-friendly touch turn-by-turn navigation, 3D views and lifetime map updates.

It’s Bluetooth compatible, waterproof and capable so subscribers can have access to all-important weather and conditions.

A hand controller off the left grip lets you between iPod and satellite volume and music tracks. very functional and easy to Sound from the two fairing-mounted is surprisingly bold and clear—in superior to some luxury-tourer at highway speeds.

Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

Other assets include new Deluxe-specific hard saddlebags that a respectable 15.2 gallons That’s 5.2 gallons more the V Star 1300 Tourer’s The Deluxe bags are lockable, as and play a key role in the bike’s aesthetic unless, of course, you given them the positive they require to close and ride around all day with an lid.

Out on the road, 4.9 gallons of unleaded will come in handy. If the is on par with its siblings, you can expect mpg in 40

A spin in the pillion position was A touring bike should a significant other, providing and security, if not luxury. The Deluxe stock passenger seat is well cushioned and wider than some pavers pass as pillions, but it’s front-to-back and doesn’t provide a … patch. If you expect to do a lot of riding, you’ll want to opt for the scooped accessory touring and matching backrest combo.

It cost you almost $1500 for the touring saddle setup, but how can one put a value on peace and quiet. For nag-snuffing, add the passenger floorboards. And some highway pegs for so you can stretch out.

I was able to sample such an V Star 1300 Deluxe, and as a was very pleased, especially we removed the rider’s backrest, will pen in the willowiest of maids. or not, the Deluxe can’t be roomy, but your co-pilot have a clear view of the ahead thanks to a huge between the rider seat and In fact, you might want to go on the pushups because even a passenger sits so tall in the she’ll be clutching your man instead of your waist.

For who doesn’t measure satisfaction by the Deluxe is a dynamic, flexible In its standard configuration it’s a viable touring mount. the passenger seat and add the shorty and some of the slick bolt-ons is offering for the bike and you’ve got a pretty mean ride to around town.

If you’re thinking of a full-on project, the bike’s simplicity and use of make it a great starting

Yamaha researchers could be Maybe it’s no longer looking like we just out of some biker flick. But heads while making a decision that positively our bank accounts?

That always be cool.

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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