2008 Yamaha V Star Classic

2008 Yamaha V Star Classic pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$6,199
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Yamaha
Display Name
V Star Classic
Year
2008
Make
Yamaha
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 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 Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Front Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
3.5
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
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
7.9 / 200
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 Control
Handlebar
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)
0.5
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
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
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
License Plate
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
4 reviews
  • Great bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 07, 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.

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  • Lots to love with this bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 02, 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. Good gas milage ...

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  • Great bike
    By  (I am a Writer) on 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.

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  • V Star 1100 Rocks
    By  (I am an Owner) on 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 ...

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