2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

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2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic
2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

– 2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic

Huge torque. Great values.

The V-Star 1100 Classic is one of the best cruiser values and a perennial best seller. It features an authentic air-cooled V-twin, shaft drive and styling that is sure to stay true to the Classic name.

You instinctively know a great cruiser when you see one. Retro style is even cooler with it is combined with Star engineering, including an SOHC air-cooled V-twin and shaft drive. It’s all right here just begging for some choice personalization.

The legendary V-Star 1100 Classic has an unsurpassed reputation for value and reliability.

Its authentic air-cooled V-twin pumps out some serious horsepower and performance, while its long and low design provides great looks. Discover what thousands of Canadians already know…

US model shown. Canadian model will have spoked wheels.



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.

Ceramic composite cylinder plating ensures superior heat dissipation for better cooling, less 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 a carburetor heater and handy, side-mounted air filter to ensure consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range.

Transistorized coil ignition provides a hot spark for sure starts and is maintenance-free.

Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and engine noise.

One-way, cam clutch-type starter decreases mechanical noise during starting.

Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission is well suited to both city and highway use.

Classic heel-toe shifter is a throwback to yesteryear.

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. Replacement with aftermarket mufflers is simple.

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 steel frame creates a strong, stylish machine with precise, predictable handling.

Long, 1,645mm (64.8″) wheelbase produces long and low retro profile, with spacious ergonomics for added rider comfort and solid, stable handling.

Beefy, 41mm front fork with 140mm (5.5″) of wheel travel smoothes out the bumps for incredible ride quality.

Fork shrouds, top triple clamp, and new one-piece handlebar holder are chromed for 2005.

Preload-adjustable, single rear shock lowers centre of gravity for better handling and a plush ride. There are 9 preload adjustments that allow the rider to tailor spring settings to match load and road conditions.

Rear shock is tucked out of sight for that classic, hardtail look. Rear wheel travel is 113mm (4.5″).

Low 710mm (28″) seat height enhances maneuverability and provides additional rider confidence by allowing most riders to put their feet flat on the ground.

Dual 298mm front disc brakes with twin piston calipers provide strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.

282mm rear disc brake with opposed piston caliper

Comfortably placed, full-size rider floorboards enhance ride by minimizing vibration and fatigue.

Wide tires on beautiful spoked, chrome wheels help create that Classic look.

7-spoke, cast aluminum mag wheels are easy to clean and fitted with wide 16″ front and 15″ rear tubeless tires. Note: Mag wheels available only on Black and Gold model.

Wide handlebars enhance both overall ergonomics and retro styling.

Thickly padded, low-profile rider seat and passenger pillion offer excellent rider comfort. Passenger seat is removable.

Deeply valanced steel front and rear fenders are durable, unmistakably classic and easy to customize.

17-litre fuel tank provides an extra long cruising range.

Eye-catching, tank-mounted speedometer features digital odometer, tripmeter and warning lights.

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, 60/55-watt, halogen headlight

Low-maintenance, sealed battery

3-D fuel tank emblem reinforces the Star family’s quality

Self-cancelling turn signals with new white lenses

Helmet and steering locks

Handlebar-mounted choke lever

Wide, Royal Star-inspired levers

Convenient bungee cord hooks on passenger pegs

Electric fuel pump


SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic:
MSRP* $8,999 (Raven/w/Flames) Available from September 2007

Type 65-cubic-inch (1063cc) air-cooled 75° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 95 x 75mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Carburetion (2) 37mm Mikuni w/throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft

Frame Steel; hidden shock
Suspension/Front Telescopic fork; 5.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; adjustable preload, 4.5-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 282mm
Tires/Front 130/90-16
Tires/Rear 170/80-15
Wheels 7-spoke cast

Length 97.0 in
Width 37.2 in
Height 43.3 in
Seat Height 27.9 in
Wheelbase 64.8 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Dry Weight 600 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic:
Suggested Retail $9,699 CDN

Engine Air-cooled, SOHC, 2-valve, 75°, V-twin
Displacement 1,063cc
Bore and Stroke 95 x 75mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Maximum Torque 8.8 kg-m (63.7 ft-lb)@ 2,500 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BSR37 x 2
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft

Suspension (Front) 41mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 282mm disc
Tires (Front) 130/90-16
Tires (Rear) 170/80-15

Length 2,460mm (96.9″)
Width 945mm (37.2″)
Height 1,100mm (43.3″)
Wheelbase 1,645mm (64.8″)
Seat Height 710mm (28″)
Dry Weight 272kg (599 lb)
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black

Specifications and features are subject to change

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