2008 Yamaha V Star Silverado

2008 Yamaha V Star Silverado pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
Year
2008
Parent Company
Yamaha
Dealers
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Make
Yamaha
Display Name
V Star Silverado
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Price
Standard
MSRP
$7,199
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque RPM
3000
Cooling
Air
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Compression Ratio
9.0:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Carburetion
Standard
Carburetion Brand
Mikuni
Fuel Injector
No
Carburetor
Yes
Number Of Carburetors
2
Carburetion Type
Carburetor
Bore (mm/in)
81 / 3.19
Stroke (in/mm)
2.48 / 63
Displacement (cc/ci)
649 / 40
Carburetor Size (mm)
28
Transmission
Standard
Transmission Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Overdrive
Yes
Reverse
No
Heel Toe Shifter
Standard
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Shaft
Dimensions
Standard
Weight
Standard
Capacities
Standard
Performance
Standard
Length (in/mm)
96.5 / 2451.1
Width (in/mm)
36.6 / 929.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)
64 / 1625.6
Turning Radius (ft)
11.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.5 / 139.7
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
544 / 246.8
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)
1.19
Construction
Standard
Frame
Steel
Floor Boards
Standard
Floor Board Location
Driver
Foot Pegs
Standard
Foot Peg Location
Passenger
Hand Grips
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Exterior Guards
Standard
Belt Guard
No
Brush Guard
No
Chain Guard
No
Exhaust Guard
Yes
Fork Guards
Yes
Hand Guards
No
Light Guard
No
Saddle Bag Guard
No
Tank Guard
No
Exterior Covers
Standard
Radiator Cover
No
Front Fender
Standard
Front Fender Trim
Optional
Rear Fender
Standard
Tank Divider
Optional
Stand
Standard
Stand Type
Kick
Other Exterior
Optional
Steering Control
Handlebar
Front Suspension Type
Telescopic Fork
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 Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
1
Air Adjustable
No
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)
1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.5 / 139.7
Rear Travel (in/mm)
3.9 / 99.1
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubed
Tires
Standard
Tire Brand
DunlopĀ®
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 Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop 130/90 SR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop 170/80 SR15
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Drum
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
7.9 / 200
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Material
Leather
Adjustable
No
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
2
Seat Backrest
Standard
Backrest Location
Passenger
Backrest Type
Detachable
Backrest Logo Plate
No
Lumbar Adjustment
No
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Seat Height (in/mm)
27.9 / 708.7
Speedometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Hard Side Cases
Standard
Location
Left and Right Side
Side Case Material
Leather
Number Of Side Cases
2
Side Storage Mount
Standard
Fork Bag
Optional
Tail Bag
Optional
Tank Bag
Optional
Leather Storage
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Rear Rack
Optional
Rear Rack Storage
Optional
Bag Liners
Optional
Storage Cover
Optional
Map Holder
Optional
Saddle Bag (s)
Optional
Type
Halogen
Passing Lamps
Optional
Passing Lamp Visors
Optional
Headlight (s)
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Windshield
Standard
Tinted
No
Height
Mid
Height Adjustable
Yes
Windshield Lowers
No
Side Case Mount
Standard
Windshield Mounts
Standard
Paint
Standard
Metallic
No
User Reviews
5 reviews
  • 2008 Yamaha VStar 650 Silvetafo
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 01, 2020

    I purchased the motorcycle used from its second owner. It only had 1334 miles on it because the first owner had it for 8 years and only drove it a couple miles a day during the summer months, and the 2nd owner put the majority of the miles on it just riding it back and forth to his local town, hence ...

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  • Great bike, needs 6th gear though
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jun 28, 2012

    If I had $10 for every time I've reached for 6th gear on this bike I'd have enough $ to buy something with 6 speeds, lol. Overall though, great bike, I get 44mpg as long as I keep off the freeway. Freeway mpg is lower, but if there was a 6th gear...but I digress.

    Get one, it's light, ...

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  • good for girls
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 28, 2010

    I love my bike I have Lupus and I can't ride far but it's wonderful. however I went out one day to start it and it starts with the choke but you push choke in it dies, when you try to roll back and give it gas, it dies I don't know whats up it was fine couple weeks ago after a ride parked in my garage. ...

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  • nice cruiser
    By  (I am an Owner) on Apr 22, 2010

    This is a nice bike. It looks good,rides nice. I added extended floor boards out of Canada because the flat ones from the factory made long rides uncomforatable. The new floorboards look better and make a 100% better ride. The gear ratio's are made for town driving. They are close and the top speed ...

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  • A Great Bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 31, 2008

    I bought this bike in August and have since put 2,ooo plus miles on it. It is a great around town bike. Has some zip to it. It sounds good and is very comfortable. I have not gotten the 49 mpg that Yamaha claims. I average around 39 in town and 40 fully loaded on the highway. I didn't give it full ...

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