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– 2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
If you believe there’s more to life than work, and the real definition of freedom 55 is riding your bike without a care at 55 mph, then the heart of a cruiser beats within you. If you believe that chrome and leather are the basic building blocks of life, and that the only real artery is made of asphalt then jump on a Yamaha and experience the pleasure of cruising the endless black ribbon.
Yamaha cruisers … customize your free time.
Motorcycling’s Largest Displacement V-Twin Cruiser
Yamaha is announcing an all-new Classic to this successful family: the V Star 1100 Classic! Based closely on its V Star 1100 Custom sibling, the 1100 Classic is sure to be a great addition to the V Star line. With the 2000 V Star 1100 Classic’s release, the V Star family rumbles into the new millennium totaling four models, including the 1100 Custom and the original two V Stars introduced in 1998, the 40-cubic-inch V Star Custom and V Star Classic.
V Star 1100 Classic
Although the basic engine and frame remain the same as that found on the 1100 Custom, changes to the 1100 Classic’s chassis and instrument panel bring back that nostalgic feeling and make this bike stand out.
Deeply valanced front and rear fenders flare out at the rear, giving this new, large-capacity V-twin cruiser an unmistakably timeless quality. Up front there is a new, smaller-diameter 16-inch wheel fitted with a fat 130/90-16 tire, and the Classic’s front fork is fitted with polished covers that emphasize the bike’s massive appearance. A large circular chrome-shelled headlight, wide pullback bars, forward-mounted floorboards and a low seat with thicker padding were also added to further enhance the bike’s classic look and feel. The new handlebars and seat not only embellish the 1100’s retro styling, but also make for a comfortable natural riding position.
Modern-style instruments (with the 60-mph mark now situated at the speedometers top center) located on top of the teardrop tank and a new cruiser styled taillight assembly round out this package.
Yamaha’s V Star 1100 Classic comes in Onyx and Sparkle Maroon/Ivory, and will be available in dealerships nationwide in December 1999 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $8,099 US and $8,199 US, respectively.
Engine 1063cc, 65-CUBIC INCH, SOHC, AIR-COOLED, 75° V-TWIN
Bore x Stroke 95 X 75mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gallons
Carburetion 37mm MIKUNI DOWNDRAFT-TYPE W/TPS
Final Drive Shaft
Seat Height 27″
Ground Clearance 5.7″
Dry Weight 571 lbs.
Colors ONYX; DEEP PURPLE
BRAKES / WHEELS / TIRES
Suspension Front: TELESCOPIC FORK, 5.5″ OF TRAVEL
Rear: PRELOAD-ADJUSTABLE SINGLE SHOCK, LINK-TYPE, 4.5″ OF TRAVEL
Brakes Front: DUAL 298mm DISCS
Rear: 282mm DISC
Tires Front: 110/90-18
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.