2009 Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado

2009 Yamaha V Star 1100 Silverado pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
Year
2009
Parent Company
Yamaha
Dealers
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Make
Yamaha
Display Name
V Star 1100 Silverado
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Price
Standard
MSRP
$10,290
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Engine
Standard
Engine Type
V Twin
Cylinders
2
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Torque RPM
2500
Cooling
Air
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Compression Ratio
8.3:1
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)
95 / 3.74
Stroke (in/mm)
2.95 / 75
Displacement (cc/ci)
1063 / 65
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
44
Carburetor Size (mm)
37
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)
97 / 2463.8
Width (in/mm)
37.2 / 944.9
Wheelbase (in/mm)
64.8 / 1645.9
Turning Radius (ft)
11.2
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
5.5 / 139.7
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
670 / 303.9
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
448 / 203.2
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.5 / 17
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)
1.19 / 4.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
1.59
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
Exterior Covers
Standard
Front Fender
Standard
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)
1.61 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)
5.5 / 139.7
Rear Travel (in/mm)
4.5 / 114.3
Wheels
Standard
Wheels Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
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)
4.5
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop 130/90 SR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Dunlop 170/80 SR15
Brakes
Standard
Front Brake Type
Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)
11.1 / 282
Seat Type
Two-Piece
Seat Location
Driver and Passenger
Seat Material
Leather
Adjustable
Yes
Folding
No
Seat Specifications
Standard
Number Of Seats
2
Detachable Passenger Seat
Standard
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
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
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
4 reviews
  • Love this bike!
    By  (I am an Owner) on Mar 04, 2012

    This is my first brand new bike, and I love it! I did my homework, and read lots of reviews etc., and settled on the 1100 Silverado, and have been glad I did.

    I can second most of what I read.

    The pros:

    High quality fit and finish

    Very smooth running

    Silky ...

    Great ride comfort

    Very stable, forgiving ride

    Very good low end torque

    Perfect engine size for me

    Great weight and balance

    I like the shaft drive

    Get lots of looks and great comments

    The cons:

    Keep looking for higher gear at highway speed

    (4/5 stars for perf. because of this)

    Oil filter location

    Numb hands after highway riding (typical of many cruisers)

    I started by having the dealer add Yahama Big Bar engine guards, passing light bar and lights, and aftermarket studded rider backrest. Now I've added Kuryakyn ISO grips, throttle boss (love this!), and fringe endcaps, Custom World luggage rack, chrome oil filter relocation kit, Star headlight visors, Star passing light visors, Star turn signal visors. Plan few more chrome additions, including Star rider floorboards, license plate frame, rear light cover, etc.

    In short, this bike runs, rides, and looks great! I think Yamaha/Star got it just right with this bike. Even if I get a Harley Road King for long touring, I'll keep this beautiful bike as my cruiser.

    I can highly recommend this bike!

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  • Outstanding Value
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 18, 2011

    I have only owned this bike for two weeks but it's a dream. I have owned 5 bikes in the past, 2 Kawasaki's, 3 Honds's. This bike exceeds all of them in my estimation. Fit and finish are fantastic. Great handling. Super looking.

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  • very reliable nice ride
    By  (I am an Owner) on Sep 22, 2009

    i have owned my 2008 vstar 1100 silverado canadian edition for just over a year and have put on 33 thousand kilometers. been across canada and back and many shorter trips. I have never had a problem with this bike it runs perfect smooth good power a fun dependable ride. The engine makes a little ...

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  • Nice Ride
    By  (I am an Owner) on Aug 13, 2009

    Added big engine guards and passenger foot pads.

    The bike handles fairly well, especially up to 60 MPH or so. Vibration is pronounced at 75 MPH. I can feel it in the grips, as well as footpads.

    Fuel mileage could be better. I get 40 MPG - whether riding by myself ...

    After 100 miles or so, the seat begins to feel hard and somewhat uncomfortable. Passenger pillion is really uncomfortable for long rides, especially if passenger is of any size other than small.

    I do like the balance of this cycle, although it does become a little unstable on rough roadways. When crossing over "joints" or cuts in the roadway, the bike handles "squirly" until you are out of the "cut".

    With over 7,500 miles in the 2009 model, I have ridden in all kinds of weather, including 110 degree summer heat. So far, no major issues with the bike. However, during periods of extremely hot weather, the cycle is a little hard to start after riding for an hour or so. I have traced this down to a possible vent problem with the fuel tank, but cannot confirm this to be the true cause. I have not experienced any other starting problems, and the bike is not particularly cold natured. As a matter of fact, I seldom have to use the choke when the engine is cold, except in very cold weather.

    This bike would be perfect for a single rider...but I plan on looking at something just a bit bigger for my wife and I.

    Cost is not excessively high - and is a good value for a solid piece of machinery.

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