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2008 Yamaha V Star Classic

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2008 Yamaha V Star Classic

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2008 Yamaha V Star Classic Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,199.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque RPM  3000
Cooling  Air
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  2
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Bore (mm/in)  81 / 3.19
Stroke (mm/in)  63 / 2.48
Displacement (cc/ci)  649 / 40
Compression Ratio  9.0:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  2
Carburetor Size (mm)  28
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.714 / 1.9 / 1.458 / 1.167 / 0.967
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Rear Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Tire Brand  Dunlop®
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  S
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  S
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 130/90 SR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Dunlop 170/80 SR15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Type  Drum
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  7.9 / 200
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  No
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.9 / 99.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.04
Width (in/mm)  36.6 / 929.6
Height (in/mm)  43.5 / 1104.9
Wheelbase (in/mm)  64 / 1625.6
Turning Radius (ft)  10.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.7 / 144.8
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  0
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  505 / 229.1
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  545 / 247.2
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  441 / 200
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 16
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.79 / 3
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.29
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.9 / 708.7
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Passenger
Chain Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  V Star Classic
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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By Rick Bonnett(Owner), Dec. 21, 2008
This is my first bike and I can say that I did alot of shopping around before I purchased it. I love the power and comfort of my V star. It handles great and has performed well. Its got plenty of power even with a passenger. I did not like the studded bags that come with the silverado so I created m... Read Full Review

 

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Lots to love with this bike
By Roger(Owner), Aug. 2, 2010
I've been riding since 1972 - everything from 100 cc up to my '87 Goldwing. But when my Goldwing "gave out" I began looking for something smaller and lighter to take on trips. This bike serves admirably. I added a windshield, bags, a tiny luggage rack, and highway bars. Lite and quick. Goo... Read Full Review

 

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Great bike
By P Doiron(Owner), Aug. 7, 2010
I bought my Classic early spring of 2010, it was a 08 with no kms on it. I put a lot of kms on it over the spring and summer. So far the only problem I have is the headlight, had it tightened on my 1000 kms check but it seems to be getting noisy again. Read Full Review

 

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Great bike
By david bridges(Writer), Jan. 12, 2009
This bike rides great, with little effort in turing or in city traffic. Have had to do little or no maintance other than normal. Read Full Review

 

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