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2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
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2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom



2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom Review

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Custom Style...

The Yamaha V-Star Custom comes with a very manageable seat height, light handling, a 650 V-Twin engine and chrome in all the right places. Looking to get started living the cruiser lifestyle, then hop aboard a 2014 Yamaha V-Star!

The V-Star 650 Custom features lots of chrome, luminous paint, a bobtail rear fender, and the convenience of a clean, quiet shaft drive. Don't be surprised if your friends think it's a one-of-a-kind custom machine.


2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom Total Motorcycle Key Features

• The V Star Custom is the lightest of the full-size Stars, which means great handling and performance are along for the ride, too.
• Dual exhausts, custom-looking clear turn signals, lots of chrome—the V Star Custom represents tremendous cruiser bang for the buck.
• Classic rigid-look rear end serves up 3.4 inches of rear wheel travel damped by a hidden preload-adjustable shock, offering up a great ride.
• 27.4-inch seat height lets riders get both feet on the pavement.
• Estimated 49 mpg* means over 200 miles of riding before fill-ups.

Power
Beautifully chromed and polished 649cc (40-cubic-inch), air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 70 degree, V-twin cranks out torquey low- and mid-range power for smooth cruising performance. Maximum torque occurs at a low 3,000 rpm.

Style
Industry-leading, Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

 

 

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom Total Motorcycle Features and Benefits

ENGINE

• Beautifully chromed and polished 649cc (40-cubic-inch), air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 70 degree, V-twin cranks out torquey low- and mid-range power for smooth cruising performance. Maximum torque occurs at a low 3,000 rpm.
• This engine has been designed to produce strong torque and horsepower in the most usable riding range (50 to 120 km/hr).
• Twin Mikuni BDS28 carbs with throttle position sensors (TPS) provide crisp throttle response.
• Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery. 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds for a smooth comfortable ride.
• Light clutch action is perfect for novice riders.
• Maintenance-free, transistor controlled ignition (T.C.I.) provides sure starts and excellent engine performance.
• Classic, side-mounted air cleaner not only adds that special styling touch but also is easy to service.
• Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise.
• Low-maintenance, exposed shaft drive provides quiet, clean, reliable performance.
• 2-into-2 chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling while delivering maximum engine power. The conversion to aftermarket items is simple and straightforward.
• Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions.
• Lots of chrome engine parts highlight quality and value.


Chassis/Suspension
• Stout, large-diameter, double-cradle, steel frame is designed to provide a low seat height with ample rider legroom.
• Long, 1,610mm (63.4") wheelbase provides a stable ride and predictable handling while creating that long and low retro look.
• 41mm front fork with 140mm (5.5") of wheel travel ensures a smooth, comfortable ride. Chip guards help prevent stone knicks from damaging tubes.
• Spring preload-adjustable, single-shock rear suspension lowers centre of gravity for excellent handling and easy maneuverability. Wheel travel is 86mm (3.4"). There are 7 steps of spring preload adjustability.
• Rear shock is tucked out of sight for that classic, "hardtail" look.
• Single 298mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper delivers strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.
• Easy-to-adjust rear drum brake with wear indicator
• Low-profile seat provides exceptional rider comfort, while class-leading low 695mm (27.4") seat height allows most riders to put feet firmly on the ground for extra confidence.
• Narrow front tire on spoked chrome wheel completes the Custom design and delivers light steering for easy handling.
• Large 16-litre fuel tank for an extra long cruising range.
• Beautiful, tank-mounted speedometer features 3D speed graduations. Functions include odometer and tripmeter displays.


Features
• Industry-leading, Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
• "Bullet-style", chrome, 60/55-watt, halogen headlight adds a stylish touch while maximizing nighttime visibility.
• Low-maintenance, sealed battery ensures reliable, no-hassle starting.
• Locking helmet holder
• Locking side cover storage compartment adds convenience and security.
• Self-cancelling turn signals with stylish clear signal lenses
• Forward-mounted rider footpegs
• Removable passenger seat
• Steering lock
• Bungee cord tie-down points near passenger footpegs helps prevent unwanted scratches.


Additional Features:

• Industry-leading Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a stunningly timeless machine.
• Large, 4.2-gallon teardrop fuel tank features class-leading fuel capacity for extra-long-distance cruising range.
• Beautiful, tank-mounted speedometer is designed with a large face for easy reading of tripmeter/odometer displays and turn signal, neutral, high beam, and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
• Chrome, bullet-style 60/55-watt halogen headlight adds a nice, stylish touch and maximizes nighttime visibility.
• Maintenance-free 12V 10AH battery ensures reliable, no-fuss starting.
• Under seat helmet holder increases convenience for the rider.
• Locking compartment under side cover. Secure storage for small items.

 

 


 

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom - Total Motorcycle USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,990 (Liquid Silver) Available from August 2013

Engine
Type 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 81 x 63mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery (2) 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft

Chassis
Frame Steel; hidden shock
Suspension / Front 41mm telescopic fork; 5.5" travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; adjustable preload, 3.4-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear 200mm drum
Tires / Front 100/90-19
Tires / Rear 170/80-15
Wheels Spoke

Dimensions
Length 92.1 in
Width 34.6 in
Height 42.3 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Wheelbase 63.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 49 mpg
Wet Weight*** 514 lb / California model: 518 lb

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

 

 


 

2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom - Total Motorcycle Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $6,999.00 CDN

ENGINE
Air-cooled,SOHC, 4-valves, 70°, V-twin
DISPLACEMENT
649cc
BORE AND STROKE
81 x 63mm
COMPRESSION RATIO
9:1
MAXIMUM TORQUE
5.2kg-m (37.6 ft-lb)@ 3,000 rpm
FUEL DELIVERY
Mikuni BDS28 x 2
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION*
21kpl / 59mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
TRANSMISSION
5-speed
FINAL DRIVE
Shaft

CHASSIS
SUSPENSION (FRONT)
41mm fork
SUSPENSION (REAR)
Adustable link Monocross
BRAKES (FRONT)
Single 298mm disc / twin piston caliper
BRAKES (REAR)
Drum
TIRES (FRONT)
100/90-19
TIRES (REAR)
170/80-15

CRITICAL DATA
LENGTH
2,340mm (92.1")
WIDTH
880mm (34.6")
HEIGHT
1,075mm (42.3")
WHEELBASE
1,610mm (63.4")
SEAT HEIGHT
695mm (27.4")

FUEL CAPACITY
16 litres (3.5 imp. gallons)
WET WEIGHT
233kg (514 lb)
COLOUR(S)
Silver 3

 

 


2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom - Total Motorcycle UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £NA.

Details to follow shortly.

 


2014 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom - Total Motorcycle Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing AUD

Details to follow shortly.

 

Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

 


 

 

 

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