2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

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2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

– 2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Stand out in the crowd.

The 2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom features more chrome, luminous paint, a bobtail rear fender, quiet shaft drive. Don’t be surprised if your friends think it is a one-of-a-kind custom machine.

Plenty of attitude in a surprisingly lean and low package – priced to leave more for you to express yourself with cool Custom Star Accessories. Now there’s no reason to settle for less than a real Star.

From the day it hit the street, the V-Star 650 Custom has been a huge hit.

We started with an authentic V-twin powerplant and a lean, low-slung chassis, and then tricked it out with lots of chrome, luminous paint, and a bobtail rear fender. And thanks to its chopper profile, shaft drive, and low seat height, the end result is no ordinary custom. The V-Star 650 Custom is so stylish and unique, people will swear you must have customized it yourself. Don’t worry – we won’t tell a soul.



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.

This engine has been designed to produce strong torque and horsepower in the most usable riding range (50 to 120 km/hr).

Twin Mikuni BDS28 carbs with throttle position sensor (TPS) provide crisp throttle response.

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

Light clutch action is perfect for novice riders.

Maintenance-free, transistorized coil ignition provides sure starts and excellent engine performance.

Classic, side-mounted air cleaner not only adds that special styling touch but also is easy to service.

Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise.

Low-maintenance, exposed shaft drive provides quiet, clean, reliable performance.

2-into-2 chrome exhaust pipes creates sleek styling while delivering maximum engine power. The conversion to aftermarket items is simple and straightforward.

Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC emissions.

Lots of chrome engine parts highlight quality and value.

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

Long, 1,610mm (63.4″) wheelbase provides a stable ride and predictable handling while creating that long and low retro look.

41mm front fork with 140mm (5.5″) of wheel travel ensures a smooth, comfortable ride. Chip guards prevent stone knicks from damaging tubes.

Spring preload-adjustable, single-shock rear suspension lowers centre of gravity for better handling and easy maneuverability. Wheel travel is 86mm (3.4″). There are 7 steps of spring preload adjustability.

Rear shock is tucked out of sight for that classic, hardtail look.

Single 298mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper delivers strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.

Easy-to-adjust rear drum brake with wear indicator

Large, plushly padded, low-profile seat provides exceptional rider comfort, while class-leading low 695mm (27.4″) seat height allows most riders to put feet firmly on the ground for extra confidence.

Narrow front tire on wire-spoked, chrome wheel completes the Custom design and delivers quick steering for easy handling.

Large 16-litre fuel tank features class-leading fuel capacity for an extra long cruising range.

Beautiful, tank-mounted speedometer features 3D speed graduations. Functions include odometer and tripmeter displays.

Industry-leading, Star Family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

“Bullet-style”, chrome, 60/55-watt, halogen headlight adds a stylish touch while maximizing nighttime visibility.

Low-maintenance, sealed battery ensures reliable, no-hassle starting.

Locking helmet holder

Locking storage compartment adds convenience and security.

Self-cancelling turn signals with stylish new clear signal lenses

Forward-mounted rider footpegs

Removable passenger seat

3D Yamaha side cover emblems

Steering lock

Bungee cord tie-down points near passenger footpegs prevent unwanted scratches.


SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom:
MSRP* $6,099 (Candy Red w/Flames) Available from September 2007
$6,099 Midnight (Raven w/Flames) Available from September 2007

Type 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 81 x 63mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Carburetion (2) 28mm Mikuni CV carburetors
Ignition TCI
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft

Frame Steel; hidden shock
Suspension/Front 41mm telescopic fork; 5.5″ 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
Wheels Laced

Length 92.0 in
Width 34.6 in
Height 42.0 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Wheelbase 63.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Dry Weight 474 lb
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom:
Suggested Retail $7,299 CDN

Engine Air-cooled,SOHC, 2-valve, 70°, V-twin
Displacement 649cc
Bore and Stroke 81 x 63mm
Compression Ratio 9:1
Maximum Torque 5.2kg-m (37.5 ft-lb)@ 3,000 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BDS28 x 2
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft

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

Length 2,450mm (96.5″)
Width 930mm (36.6″)
Height 1,110mm (43.7″)
Wheelbase 1,625mm (64″)
Seat Height 710mm (28″)
Dry Weight 229kg (503.8 lb)
Fuel Capacity 16 litres (3.5 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black

Specifications and features are subject to change

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