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Old 10-24-2006, 01:00 PM   #31
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Intro Report

They can't come to san diego cuz everyone is already here.



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Old 10-24-2006, 01:22 PM   #32
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Intro Report

Well, that settles it. Everyone has to go to Seattle.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:39 PM   #33
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Intro Report

One aspect of the V-Star 1300 engine design not mentioned in your article is the oversquare displacement configuration; rather odd for a cruiser. I'd assume that this may rob some low end torque in return for higher end power.



If that's the case, Yamaha, err...Star may have done so on purpose, recognizing that the market for middleweight cruisers may include some sportbike or standard riders who are more accustomed to using an entire powerband.



Clearly, Yamaha/Star has taken aim at the Honda VTX1300 and, it appears, come up with a superior product for about $600 more.



Honda's success with the VTX1300 may have played a role in other design decisions, as well. Star has apparently learned that it's best to make a middleweight cruiser that closely resembles its larger siblings than its smaller brethren. (One of the problems of the V-Star 1100 was that it was almost indistinguishable visually from the 650 version of the bike.) The family resemblance to the other, larger, Star bikes is, I think, very savvy.



At the same time, they had to guard against putting too much in their smaller cruiser to avoid killing sales for more expensive bikes. This, I suspect, is the reason the V-Star doesn't get the very trick removable windshield available for the Roadliner and Royal Star lines. The implication in the article that the permanent windshield is more stable is, I think, incorrect. They've done a great job with the removable shield on the other bikes. It's a shame that every manufacturer hasn't adopted such a great feature.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:41 PM   #34
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Think you've hit it square on the head. I also suspect that the six speed transmission in the new HD's is another market driven engineering decision.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:59 PM   #35
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Default Re: 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Intro Report

ok fine, come on up, it's beautiful here, except for getting dark at 430 and the 45 and raining for the next 5 or 6 months.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:12 PM   #36
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Default Re: No sacrilege please.

He he, Nice.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:39 PM   #37
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Probably since it technically is being replaced by the higher priced Connie 14 right.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:46 PM   #38
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Ok cruiser fans I have to say it "They all look the same . If I saw this on the road I couldn't tell the difference between this and a Kawasaki or Suzuki..



Great Review by the way.. Excellent Pictures.. Love North Carolina...

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Cant you see the sunshine

Cant you just feel the moonshine

Maybe just like a friend of mine

It hit me from behind

Yes Im goin to carolina in my mind"



Spent some good times there with girl named Amy..too bad i didn't ride back then..
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:54 PM   #39
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All the arm rests are ten dimensional L x D x W x time plus six more of which only wild assed guesses can be made



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Old 10-24-2006, 03:08 PM   #40
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They increased because everyone was passing right left and center. It was widely expected after the big ones came out. 96 cubic inches is 1575 cc. Heavyweight? To some.



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