2009 Yamaha V Star Classic
Awesome for the priceBy (I am an Owner) on Feb 24, 2015
I bought my 2009 V Star Classic new in 2010. Got what I consider an incredible deal, $4500 brand new. For the price I feel I got way more than I paid for.
Sure it's just a 650 and not a rocket but it's not made for that anyway. It'll do anything I need it to and I've put over 20,000 miles ... on it in 4 and a half riding seasons. I'm in Ohio!
I ride all over when I have the time and the bike has been a joy to own. I pound the highway enough to the point I'm used to how it feels and sounds at 70+. Yes, it could use a taller 5th gear for the extended highway use but you're not hurting it any running it at those speeds.
I really love this bike and the looks of it are fantastic too. It's got the "classic" cruiser look withy big fenders and front forks. I put a Star brand windshield on it along with some nice hard mounted large saddlebags. I got a Cobra engine guard as well, it really beefs up the bike. I also put a chrome fender rail on the front fender that really pops.
I keep it clean as a whistle and polished up. I do my own oil changes as they are very simple, just takes about a half hour or less. Did the spark plugs at 12000 miles and change the air filter every season.
I'm pretty sure I'm not going to be one of those guys who tries to get more power out of this 650 by buying new exhaust and re-jetting. I just don't see the point. besides, all these guys on forums having problems with their V Star have all got aftermarket parts on them. The stock bike runs like it's suppose to.
I'm glad I bought the 650 and would say it's a great bike for anyone of any level. May not be the best for long distance touring but that's up to the rider. This bike will do anything you want it to and look good doing it!
Awesome bikeBy (I am an Owner) on Aug 11, 2012
I bought my 2009 Yamaha v star in August 2011 and I have been satisfied ever since. The classic look catches a lot of eyes and it handles great. I keep up with the bigger bikes and I get better gas mileage than some of the Harley's. Some people say they would. Mistake it for Harley Davidson if it ... didnt have the star symbol on it. I will not remove it.
Love this classicBy (I am an Owner) on Apr 12, 2011
Baught this bike (2009) in the spring of 2010. One of the soundest investments ive ever made. Make frequint trips to northern Michigan from Detroit and it hasnt let me down once. Handles great on the Hiway with little push. I keep up with the bigger CC bikes on the road with no trouble. Big bike ... looks with out the big price tag. To work every day and back and is my summer primary transport. Could use a change in gear ratio or a 6th gear but thats all i would change on this great bike.
My ClassicBy (I am an Owner) on Jul 03, 2009
My Classic 650 is one of the better bikes I have driven. I am 6ft tall 195lbs and this looker really seems to handle my weight and size. I was looking at a Harley classic and the looks were almost the same. the first day I had it I wanted to see if the looks were as great as I thought they were. ... So I parked it at a parking lot and stood back and waited. man was I amazed when 3 out of 4 people stopped and staired. I like the bike for the way it handles and all out comfort. P.S the harley was $14000 more and man what a mistake I would of made if I would of bot it.
First Bike. Great ride at a Great priceBy (I am an Owner) on Jul 01, 2009
I purchased my V-Star Classic as basically my "trainer" but have really grown to love this bike. Aside from the great price - this bike has a classic look and is easy to handle. Big bike looks and small bike feel. I highly recommend this bike for beginners and experienced riders as well who don't ... want to wrestle with a heavier bike. It won't set any land speed records with its 650cc engine - but if you're a responsible rider you shouldn't be trying anyway. It has plenty of get-up-and-go for the city as well as the highway.