2008 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

2008 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$8,799
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$8,799
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Yamaha
Display Name
V Star 1100 Classic
Year
2008
Make
Yamaha
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque RPM
2500
Cooling
Air
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
95 / 3.74
Stroke (mm/in)
75 / 2.95
Displacement (cc/ci)
1063 / 65
Compression Ratio
8.3:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
2
Carburetor Size (mm)
37
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Overdrive
Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)
2.35 / 1.67 / 1.29 / 1.03 / 0.85
Reverse
No
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
4.5
Tire Brand
Dunlop(R)
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
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.1 / 282
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.61 / 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)
4.5 / 114.3
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
8.08
Width (in/mm)
37.2 / 944.9
Height (in/mm)
43.3 / 1099.8
Wheelbase (in/mm)
64.8 / 1645.9
Turning Radius (ft)
10.8
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.5 / 139.7
Length (ft/ft)
8
Length (ft/in)
1
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
600 / 272.2
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.5 / 17
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
1.19 / 4.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.83
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
Frame
Steel
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Chain Guard
No
Fork Guards
Yes
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Belt Guard
No
Hand Guards
No
Brush Guard
No
Exhaust Guard
Yes
Light Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Top Crown
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Handlebar Lock
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Helmet Locks
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
User Reviews
11 reviews
  • 08 vstar
    By  (I am an Owner) on Nov 11, 2017

    Love it . It's heavy fast and I can still whip it around within the city.

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  • Good Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on May 04, 2014

    Negatives first. Stock seats not comfortable for long hauls, if you are using it as a cruiser they are fine. Over 300 miles in a day gets a bit uncomfortable. Starting is average either cold or when hot. If warm it pops right off. MPGs I haven't been happy with (high 30s). However as I approach ...

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  • Great Bike, Affordable.
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 08, 2013

    Bought the 2008 Vstar 1100 classic brand new, never a problem in 5 yrs. Beautiful to look at, runs smooth, nice ride, very happy with it. Couple complaints, oil filter and oil change needs to have exhaust removed to change. Very inconvenient! Just to check your oil level you need to bend down or ...

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  • Bigsid-Texas
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 08, 2012

    Have owned Suzuki's Honda's, and Kawasaki, This is my Second Yamaha, 1st was a Virago 900 '86', this 1100 is by far the sweetist ride ever, handling, power and comfort, looks, it has everything.

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  • My V-Star 1100
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 23, 2010

    I boght the bike in 2009 new at dealer. I've added touring package, Hyperdrive and after market pipes for noise and asfety driving. I love the performance and handleing, have done several long trips without incident. The bike is comfortable to ride turns head almost everywher I go. I belong to the ...

    T Goving

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  • Its great but ....
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 17, 2010

    I really love this bike, got a great deal on it, it runs great little low on power, looks beautiful but .. my legs are too long not the bike fault at all its mine for not noticing. I stand 6.1 at 255 lbs. Its comfortable as anything else i sit great on it but when i go to turn I have to move my ...

    Now you might be saying hey raise the bars well to you I say I lowered them for a better riding posision on long trips.

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  • Service Manual Required for 2008 V Star 1100 Classic Model XVS11M
    By  (I am an Owner) on May 28, 2010

    Can anyone direct me to a site where I can download a service manaual for a 2008 V Star 1100 Classic Model XVS11M?

    Just purchased this bike used with 2,500 kms.

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  • Great first bike!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 31, 2010

    I love my V star! It's all the bike you need without all the fluff. Dependable, good looking, powerful, and comfortable for long trips. I have put 18,000 miles on mine in 18 months. It's a great ride. Highly reccomended.

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  • 110 classic
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 04, 2010

    I have had my 1100 classic for two years. I bought this after testing practically every bike this size out there. I have to say that this bike has lived up to every one of my expectations, it is a comfortable ride, very reliable, every time I start it sounds good, it Looks great and fuel is consumption ...

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  • Yamaha 1100
    By  (I am an Owner) on Feb 25, 2010

    This is my first bike and I'm deffinately impressed by it. By like a friend of mine said there is always something out there that is always better. I've not had the chance to ride the thing too many times but I'm really looking forward to spring so I can haul the thing around for a while. Other wise ...

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  • Great Bike!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 10, 2009

    This was my first m/c purchase. Couldn't be happier. Handles great and plenty of power. Would definitely recommend this bike to a friend.

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