2007 Yamaha V Star Custom
slowBy (I am a Writer) on Dec 04, 2012
This bike is slow will not keep up with the big boys doing 80mph no go 33hp needs more. handling is not great that fat ass tire you have to push it hard in turn only got 45-48mpg I had it for 5 years sold it got a 2012 NINJA 650 and love it.If you just want to ride around the city great If you want ... a V star get the 1100cc you need it if want to run with any HD I beem riding for over 35 year If want to run with HD 900cc or more or get sport MC my NINJA 650 can out run any HD and I get 52-59 mpg always do you homework and test ride before buying
Great cruiser for a short-legged person! (like me, a girl!)By (I am an Owner) on Jun 18, 2009
I have about 15 years cumulative riding experience with dual-sports and street bikes, and this bike is light enough to give me a 'feel' for the nimble handling of the dual sport coupled with the substantial stability of a cruiser.
This sucker can keep up no problem with the larger cruisers ... and does hills and curves really well. To laymen, it also looks alot bigger than it really is.
One caveat-the dealership told me that that 75 MPH was pretty much the limit and that 80+ MPH was pushing redline with this bike. Not having a tach, I don't know but I DO feel a bit of an uncomfortable vibration when I hit 82-85 MPH.
Entry Level CruiserBy (I am an Owner) on Feb 22, 2009
Great overall value. This should be your first cruiser if you are a beginner. Everything about the Vstar spesks quality. One coplaint: if you are over 6 ft tall, the foot controls need to be moved forward. There are aftermarket parts to do this. I rate this bike a 10 for what it is.