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2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer Review
2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Powerful, FI V-Twin, sporty handling, low 27.2” seat, triple disc brakes, leather-wrapped hard sidebags and much more…
TOUR IN STYLE
Powerful V Twin, sporty handling, low seat, hard bags, belt drive and now with quick release backrest & windshield so you can customize on the fly.
The V-Star 1300 has a “casual touring” stablemate. The “Tourer” version of the V-Star 1300 has all the same great features plus a windshield, locking saddlebags and passenger backrest. These value added items are sure to have the miles rolling by in style and comfort.
1304cc, (80 cubic inch) liquid-cooled, short stroke, SOHC, 8-valve, 60° V-twin powerplant pumps out excellent power and torque for unparalleled acceleration and cruising performance. At 110 km/hr the engine is only turning 3,400 rpm, for relaxed highway cruising.
Leather covered, hard shell saddlebags feature a stylish tapered design and are lockable for extra security. The bags offer 42 litres of storage capacity each, ample room for casual touring.
Tall windshield features chrome accents and a central Star logo that enhances the unit’s overall styling. This windshield offers excellent wind and weather protection and can be easily removed with only 4 bolts.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
NEW for 2016:
Quick Release Windshield and Backrest
The V Star 1300 Tourer rolls out with a new, lockable quick release windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a new, lockable quick release passenger backrest all standard, ready for the open road, or the commute to school or work or a ride down the boulevard with attitude.
Stylish Touring Cruiser
The V Star 1300 Tourer comes standard with hard leather-wrapped sidebags, passenger backrest and windshield. The touring package is designed from the factory so it’s styled consistently with the bike’s fluid lines.
•Sporty, Modern Power
The midsize V Star 1300 Tourer brings modern-classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride. 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin with dual counterbalancers produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note.
•Legendary Yamaha Handling
Steel chassis gets 48 percent of the bike’s weight on the front tire, for quick, light handling and maneuverability.
•Well Finished Detailing
Modern-classic design, including a two-into-one exhaust, gives the V Star 1300 Tourer that distinctive Star® look, while authentic cruiser features such as belt drive, steel fenders and fuel tank, open up the customization possibilities even further.
Estimated 42 mpg* means over 200 miles of riding between fill-ups—on regular unleaded gasoline, too.
•Ready to Customize
The Star Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Smooth, Powerful Engine
The 80-cubic (1304cc) liquid cooled SOHC 60° V-twin engine, with four valves per cylinder, 9.5:1 compression ratio and dual counterbalancers, delivers smooth power to the ground, while maintaining the classic big cruiser sound and pulse characteristics.
•Compact, Low Friction Cam Drive
To keep friction loss to a minimum and help the engine achieve the ideal performance characteristics, special compact roller-type rocker arms with needle bearings are used. These also reduce top-end weight for excellent mass centralization.
•High Performance Cylinder Heads
Four valves per cylinder (36mm intake, 32mm exhaust) provide optimum combustion efficiency. Roller rocker arms reduce friction for better performance and reduced wear.
•Advanced Cylinder Design
Ceramic-composite-plated cylinders provide excellent heat dissipation, high durability and reduced oil consumption.
High-quality forged aluminum 100mm pistons have a lightweight, high-strength compact design that contributes to high performance and reduce vibration.
•Classic V-twin Sound
Forged connecting rods ride a single crankpin for true V-twin sound and power.
•Yamaha Fuel Injection
Sophisticated twin bore fuel injection is used on the V Star 1300 Tourer. Each cylinder is fed by its own injector spraying into twin 40mm throttle bodies, while the computer-controlled system provides a precise amount of fuel/air mixture to the engine for optimal performance in all conditions. The result is strong, smooth and seamless performance across the full range of engine rpm.
•Smooth Shifting Transmission
The 5-speed transmission has a smooth shifting feeling, and gear ratios spaced to let the rider take full advantage of the engine’s torque characteristics and enjoy comfortable riding while cruising down the boulevard or at highway speeds.
•Low Maintenance Belt Final Drive
The belt drive transfers power from the transmission to the wheel with authority. The belt system is clean, quiet and virtually maintenance-free and delivers a quicker, more impressive throttle response feeling than a shaft drive.
•Cleanly Styled Motor
The classic cylinder fin styling of an air-cooled engine with a sly cooling system that routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance. Oil filter is easy to get to but also tucked nearly out of sight for clean looks.
Smooth, Agile Chassis
Front fork features big 41mm fork tubes with stainless covers that look great and the rear suspension is a bottom-link-type Monocross system with a gas charged single shock and adjustable spring preload. Settings are calibrated to deliver a plush ride that is increasingly firm as the suspension is compressed for good handling and comfort over bigger bumps in the road.
The shape of the seat has been designed with a “dish” shape for great comfort, and it allows riders to touch the ground easily.
•Real Steel Fenders
Fenders are real steel, front and rear. That adds to the quality look and feel, and makes customization easier.
41mm fork tubes with stainless covers look great and serve up a smooth, controlled ride.
•Tour Ready Fuel Capacity
The fuel tank is sculpted low and sleek for style and comfort, with a flush-fitting, aeronautical-style gas cap incorporated into the tank’s sleek design. The tank holds a generous 4.9 gallons of fuel, thanks to a remotely located sub tank that also houses the fuel pump, for plenty of traveling range on the open road.
•Stylish Cast Wheels
Seven-spoke aluminum wheels and matching rear pulley mount fat, 16-inch tires for a cool period look albeit with big contact patches on the road.
•Potent Triple Disc Brakes
Dual 298mm front and single rear disc brakes. Provides consistent and predictable stopping power for driving in traffic or out on the open highway.
The V Star 1300 Tourer gets lots of chrome with a chrome headlight housing and chrome belt guard. Plus, there’s a gloss black finish on the frame that adds a high-quality look.
Retro-modern bar-mounted instrumentation contains an analog speedometer along with an LCD display with twin trip meters and a clock; indicator lights for high beam, turn signal, low oil level, low fuel, coolant temperature, neutral and engine diagnostic functions.
•Ready to Tour or Cruise
The V Star 1300 Tourer is ready to roll out with a lockable, quick release windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a lockable, quick release passenger backrest.
•Star Fit and Finish
Star quality paint, chrome and detailing vie for attention wherever you look; fenders are steel, not plastic. A 3D tank emblem design adorns the V Star 1300 Tourer and evokes a modern-classic look.
Floating floorboards and an adjustable heel/toe shifter provide a comfortable, low-effort ride and makes moving through the 5-speed gearbox a snap.
Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
02 sensor and catalyst reduce emissions.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $12,390 – Raspberry Metallic – Available from January 2016
Engine Type 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled SOHC Vtwin;
Bore x Stroke 100.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Electronic fuel injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Suspension / Front 41mm telescopic fork; 5.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Tires / Front 130/90-16
Tires / Rear 170/70B-16
L x W x H 98.0 in x 39.4 in x 59.8 in
Seat Height 27.2 in
Wheelbase 66.5 in
Rake (Caster Angle) n/a
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 4.9 gal
Fuel Economy 42 mpg
Wet Weight 712 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Raspberry Metallic
** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha.
Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle,
accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
*** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as
applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is
useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $13499 CDN
Liquid-cooled, SOHC , 8-valves, 60°, V-twin
1,304cc (80 cubic inch)
BORE AND STROKE
100 x 83mm
11.3 kg-m (81.8 ft-lb) @ 4,000 rpm
Mikuni dual bore 40mm F.I.
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
17.7kpl / 50mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
Adjustable link Monocross
Dual 298mm discs / twin piston calipers
298mm disc / single piston caliper
/// CRITICAL DATA
690mm (27,2 “)
18.5 litres (4.1 imp. gallons)
323kg (712 lb)
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
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