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2008 Yamaha V Star Custom

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $6,099.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Finance
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
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)  2.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Front Tire Width  100
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  S
Front Wheel Diameter  19
Rear Tire Width  170
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  S
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  100/90 SR19
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  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)  3.4 / 86.4
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)  7.67
Width (in/mm)  34.6 / 878.8
Height (in/mm)  42 / 1066.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)  63.4 / 1610.4
Turning Radius (ft)  11.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  474 / 215
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  514 / 233.1
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  397 / 180
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 16
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  0.79 / 3
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.37
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Leather
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.4 / 696
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and 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 Custom
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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Great Bike
By Dane(Owner), Sep. 23, 2008
Quality construction,very good fit and finish. Looks and feels much bigger than a 650. Pulls strong with a nice growl. A lot of bike for the money.
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yamaha v star custom best bike of its kind
By stephen mosher(Owner), Nov. 30, 2008
I have the v star custon 650 and I can honestly say that this bike is one of the best bikes on the road today, I handles really good and on the high ways It can keep up with any bike on the road It can out run any eighteen weeler on the road and handles well o... Read Full Review

 

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Perfect!!!!
By Ricardo Guerra(Owner), Sep. 22, 2008
I have one and it's perfect for use every day to go to my job, economic and comfortable, I love it.... Read Full Review

 

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