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2016 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom Review
2016 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
Huge bang for your buck. Beautiful, old-school hot rod styling, lightweight, easy handling…
LOW AND LEAN
Huge bang for your buck. Beautiful, old school hot rod styling, lightweight, easy handling.
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.
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.
Industry-leading, Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Light and Nimble Chassis
The V Star Custom is the lightest of the full-size Stars, which means great handling and performance are along for the ride, too.
•Style Plus Value
Dual exhausts, custom-looking clear turn signals, lots of chrome—the V Star Custom represents tremendous cruiser bang for the buck.
•Plush Ride Quality
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.
•Low Seat Height
27.4-inch seat height lets riders get both feet on the pavement.
•Fuel Efficient Engine
Estimated 49 mpg means over 200 miles of riding before fill-ups.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
Stylish, Torque-Rich Motor
Beautifully chromed and polished 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled, SOHC 70-degree V-twin cranks out torquey low and mid-range power with minimal engine rpm—maximum torque is reached at only 3000 rpm—for powerful, smooth cruising performance.
Forged, lightweight pistons run in a plated ceramic-composite cylinder-bore. This advanced design ensures superior heat dissipation, greater durability and reduced vibration.
•Sealed Shaft Drive
The V-Star’s efficient and quiet shaft drive requires almost no maintenance.
Dual heated Mikuni® 28mm carburetors with a throttle position sensor (TPS) features a progressive pulley, electronic fuel pump and handy side-mounted air filter. This system provides a consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev-range.
•Broad, Flexible Gearing
Wide-ratio five-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery to the asphalt.
•Sleek Paired Exhausts
Two-into-two chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling and deliver maximum low- and mid-range engine output.
Robust Steel Frame
Stout, large-diameter steel frame is designed to provide low seat height with ample rider legroom.
•Bobbed Styling Touches
The bobbed fender evokes a look that’s both sporty and stylish.
•Stable and Stylish Geometry
Extra-long, 63.4-inch wheelbase adds to rider comfort, handling, and creates a long and low retro look.
•Low Seat Height
Large, low-profile seat provides exceptional rider comfort while low, 27.4-inch seat height allows the rider to easily put their feet down on the pavement for extra confidence at stoplights.
41mm aluminum telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel and tube protectors ensures a smooth ride with stylishly sporty durability. Link-type, preload-adjustable single rear shock with 3.4 inches of travel provides excellent handling and plusher ride quality.
•Hidden Shock Design
Rear shock is tucked out of sight under sporty bobtail fender for that classic, hardtail look.
•Reliable Stopping Power
Single hydraulic front disc and rear drum brakes deliver strong, confidence-inspiring braking power and feel.
•Custom Wheel and Tire Package
Narrow front tire on wire-spoked wheel completes the V-Star Custom’s design and delivers quick steering for sporty handling.
Built to Turn Heads
Industry-leading Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a stunningly timeless machine.
•Ready to Travel
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 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, as does a locking compartment under side cover for secure storage for small items.
2016 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6,990 – Electric White – CA Available October 2015; 49 State Available January 2016
Engine Type 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled SOHC 70° Vtwin; 4 valves
Bore x Stroke 81.0mm x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery Dual 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension / Front 41mm telescopic fork; 5.5-in 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
L x W x H 92.1 in x 34.6 in x 42.3 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Wheelbase 63.4 in
Rake (Caster Angle) n/a
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Fuel Economy 49 mpg
Wet Weight 514 lb / CA model 518 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color Electric White
** 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 650 Custom – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: Starting from $6999 CDN
Air-cooled,SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 70°, V-twin
BORE AND STROKE
81 x 63mm
5.2kg-m (37.6 ft-lb)@ 3,000 rpm
Mikuni BDS28 x 2
ESTIMATED FUEL CONSUMPTION±
20.7kpl / 58.5mpg (Imp.)
IGNITION / STARTING
TCI / Electric
Adustable link Monocross
Single 298mm disc / twin piston caliper
/// CRITICAL DATA
16 litres (3.5 imp. gallons)
233kg (514 lb)
Bluish Pearl White
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 650 Custom – 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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