2009 Yamaha V Star Classic

2009 Yamaha V Star Classic pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$6,490
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
Compare with the 2009 Yamaha V Star 950 2009 Yamaha V Star 950
Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$6,490
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
2009
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
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)
49
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
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)
544 / 246.8
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
5 reviews
  • Awesome for the price
    By  (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 ...

    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!

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  • Awesome bike
    By  (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 ...

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  • Love this classic
    By  (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 ...

    Matt S.

    Livonia, MI.

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  • My Classic
    By  (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. ...

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  • First Bike. Great ride at a Great price
    By  (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 ...

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