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2005 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom


– 2005 Yamaha V Star 650 Custom

Big on Value, Huge on looks

If you’re looking for a cruiser that’s lean and low-slung without breaking your pocket, the V-Star 650 Custom is your answer. It’s the lightest and most agile of all the Stars. Few other middleweights deliver the same laid back riding experience with a price tag to leave you speechless. But then again, few other cruisers are made by Yamaha.

Lean and mean and low-slung is the name of the game here, with boulevard bad boy styling and a price tag that will make one wonder why they waited so long to take one home.

It comes with a pavement-skimming, 27.4-inch seat height and long, 64-inch wheelbase. And 40 cubic inches of genuine V-twin muscle, tuned just right to pump out serious torque from idle on up through a low-maintenance shaft drive.

One look will reveal the obvious Star Custom traits –

Brilliant chrome
Luminous paint
Bobtail rear fender
Hardtail-like rear suspension
Drag-Style handlebars
Beefy forks

And for 2005, you’ll get more style with –

New speedometer face
Clear turn signal lenses
New 3D side cover emblems.
Unbeatable styling that screams the Star Family name. And, like its Classic sibling, all at a price that will have you screaming for joy.


Features & Benefits

New for 2005
Special blacked out version with black paint, distinctive trim and appointments throughout.

More style: stylish new speedometer face, clear turn signal lenses and new 3D side cover emblems.

Beautifully chromed and polished 40 cubic-inch (649cc), air-cooled, 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.

Wide-ratio 5-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery to the asphalt.

Low-maintenance shaft drive provides quiet, reliable performance.

2-into-2 chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling and deliver maximum low- and mid-range engine output.

Stout, large-diameter steel frame designed to provide low seat height with ample rider legroom.

Flat, drag-style handlebars and bobbed fender evoke a look that’s both sporty and stylish.

Long, 63.4-inch wheelbase adds to rider comfort and stable, predictable handling and creates a long and low retro look.

Large, plushly padded, low-profile seat provides exceptional rider comfort, while low, 27.4-inch seat height allows rider to put feet down 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 lowers center of gravity for excellent handling and plusher ride quality.

Rear shock tucked out of sight under sporty bobtail fender for that classic, hardtail look.

Single front disc and rear drum brakes deliver strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.

Narrow front tire on wire-spoked wheel completes the Custom design and delivers quicker steering for sportier handling.

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 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.

Locking helmet holder and storage compartment add convenience and security.


$5,599* (Solid Color)
$5,699* (Two-Tone Color) Both available from October 2004


649cc, 40-cubic-inch, air-cooled, SOHC, 70° V-twin

Bore x Stroke
81 x 63mm

Compression Ratio

(2) 28mm Mikuni downdraft-type

Digital TCI


Final Drive


Telescopic fork; 5.5″ travel

Single shock, link-type, w/adjustable preload; 3.4″ travel

298mm Disc

200mm Drum







Seat Height


Dry Weight
474 Lbs.

Fuel Capacity
4.2 Gallons

Raven, Galaxy Blue w/Flames

1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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