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– 2006 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Midnight Custom
V-Star 1100 Midnight Custom
With a long, low, lean-and-mean profile, traditional spoked wheels, and a bobbed tail rear fender, the V-Star 1100 Midnight Custom has the look and feel of a classic chopper from yesteryear.
In fact, when you see the low price tag, you might think that you’ve gone back in time. But one short ride will rule time travel out, thanks to the incredible attention to detail and the quality fit and finish that the Star family is famous for. Its powerful air-cooled, 65-cubic-inch V-twin pumps out lots of low-end torque, while a smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission and clean, quiet shaft drive put the power to the ground. Get ready to fly.
1,063cc, air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 75°, V-twin produces outstanding low- and mid-range torque – maximum torque is reached at only 2,500 rpm – for exceptional overall cruising performance.
Forged, lightweight pistons provide excellent durability while reducing reciprocating mass for fast throttle response. Connecting rods are carburized for durability.
Ceramic composite cylinder plating ensures superior heat dissipation for better cooling, reduced friction and longer engine life.
Thick cylinder cooling fins enhance the stylish look while increasing cooling efficiency and reducing mechanical noise.
Dual Mikuni BSR 37mm carburetors with throttle position sensor feature an electronic fuel pump, carburetor heater and handy side-mounted air filter to ensure consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range.
Maintenance-free, transistorized coil ignition provides a hot spark for sure starts.
Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance while silent-type cam chain also reduces engine noise.
One-way, cam clutch-type starter decreases mechanical noise during starting.
Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission is perfect for city or highway use.
Low-maintenance, chrome, exposed shaft drive delivers superior reliability and a clean, quiet ride.
2-into-2 exhaust system with dual shotgun-style staggered pipes plays outstanding V-twin music. Mufflers can easily be changed to aftermarket components, if desired.
Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC emissions.
Numerous chromed engine parts reinforce this motorcycle’s quality image.
Low-slung, large-diameter, double-cradle frame with 32° rake creates a strong, stylish machine with precise, predictable handling.
Extra-long 1640mm (64.6″) wheelbase produces long and low retro profile, with spacious ergonomics for added rider comfort and relaxed, stable handling.
Class-lowest, 690mm (27.2″) seat height enhances maneuverability and provides extra rider confidence.
41mm front fork with 140mm (5.5″) of travel smoothes out the bumps and features chrome-plated chip protectors for added insurance against fork tube damage.
7-step spring preload-adjustable single rear shock is mounted horizontally under the engine, thereby lowering the centre of gravity for better handling and a plush ride.
Rear shock location provides that hidden classic, hardtail look. Rear wheel travel is 113mm (4.5″).
Large-diameter, dual 298mm front discs with twin piston calipers provide strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.
282mm rear disc brake with opposed piston caliper
Narrow, custom-style front tire on 18″ wire-spoked, chrome wheel means sportier handling.
Wide, 15″ rear tire and stylish “bobtail” fender with mudguard add a timeless touch and excellent mud and splash protection.
Low-profile, split tandem seats offer all-day rider comfort. Passenger seat is removable.
Large, 17-litre, teardrop fuel tank provides an extra long cruising range.
Eye-catching, tank-mounted speedometer features a large face for easy reading of odometer and tripmeter displays.
Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a stunningly timeless machine.
Locking compartment under side cover provides handy, secure storage for small items.
Chrome, “bullet-style”, 60/55-watt, halogen headlight adds a custom image.
Low-maintenance, sealed battery ensures reliable, no-hassle starting.
Self-cancelling turn signals with stylish white lenses
Convenient, handlebar-mounted choke lever
Forward-mounted footpegs provide a roomy, laid back riding position.
Bungee cord hooks on rear passenger footpeg mounts allow for easy tie-down.
Blacked-out headlight body
Blacked-out turn signals
Blacked-out lower fork legs
Blacked-out brake calipers
Blacked-out selected engine covers
Blacked-out upper and lower triple clamps
Blacked-out handlebar switches
Blacked-out rear fender stay
Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, 75°, V-twin
Bore and Stroke 95 x 75mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Maximum Torque 8.7kg-m (63.0 ft-lb)@ 2,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BSR37 x 2
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension (Front) 41mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 282mm disc
Tires (Front) 110/90-18
Tires (Rear) 170/80-15
Length 2,405mm (94.7″)
Width 895mm (35.2″)
Height 1,095mm (43.1″)
Wheelbase 1,640mm (64.6″)
Seat Height 690mm (27.2″)
Dry Weight 259kg (567.6 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black