2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

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2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

– 2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Plenty of attitude in a low, long, lean package. The best value Star model.

The 2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom features lots of chrome, luminous paint, a bobtail rear fender, and the convenience of a clean, quiet shaft drive. Do not be surprised if your friends think it’s a one-of-a-kind custom machine.

The lightest V-Star is built to perform

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.



Fuel Consumption * 21kpl/59mpg(Imp)

649cc V-twin

Light, low-slung chassis


Features and Benefits (USA):

Key Features:

” The V Star Custom is the lightest of the full-size Stars, which means great handling and performance are along for the ride, too.

” Dual exhausts, steel fenders, custom-looking clear turn signals, lots of chrome-the V Star Custom represents tremendous cruiser bang for the buck.

” Classic rigid-look rear end serves up 3.4 inches of rear wheel travel damped by a hidden preload-adjustable shock, offering up a great ride.

” 27.4-inch seat height lets riders get both feet on the pavement.

” Special V Star Midnight Custom blacked-out version gets deep Raven paint and distinctive trim throughout.



” Beautifully chromed and polished 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled, SOHC 70-degree V-twin cranks out torquey lowand mid-range power with minimal engine rpm-maximum torque is reached at only 3000 rpm-for powerful, smooth cruising performance.

” Forged, lightweight pistons. Greater durability and reduced vibration and reciprocating mass.

” Efficient and quiet shaft drive. Requires almost no maintenance.

” Ceramic-composite, cylinder-bore plating ensures superior heat dissipation. Offers better cooling and longer engine life.

” Thick, cylnder cooling fins. Enhances the stylish look while increasing efficiency.

” Dual, heated Mikuni® 28mm carburetors with a throttle position sensor (TPS) features a progressive pulley, electronic fuel pump and handy side-mounted air filter. Provides a consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev-range.

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

” Efficient and quiet shaft drive requires almost no maintenance.

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



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

” Extra long, 63.4-inch wheelbase adds to rider comfort, handling, and creates a long and low retro look.

” Large, 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 provides excellent handling and plusher ride quality.

” Rear shock is 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’s design and delivers quick steering for sporty 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 is 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.

” Under seat helmet holder increases convenience for the rider.

” Locking compartment under side cover. Secure storage for small items.




Features and Benefits (Canada)


” 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 sensors (TPS) provide crisp throttle response.

” Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery. 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds for a smooth comfortable ride.

” 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 exhaust 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

” 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 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 side cover storage compartment adds convenience and security.

” Self-cancelling turn signals with stylish clear signal lenses

” Forward-mounted rider footpegs

” Removable passenger seat

” Steering lock

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


2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom – USA Specifications
MSRP* $6,790 (Raven – Midnight Custom) Available from September 2009
$6,790 (Pearl White) Available from September 2009

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

Fuel Delivery (2) 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

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 Spoke

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

Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal

Fuel Economy** 49 mpg

Wet Weight 513 lb / California model: 517 lb

Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


2010 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom – Canada Specifications
MSRP: $8,099 CDN

Engine Air-cooled,SOHC, 4-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
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 21kpl / 59mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting Digital TCI / Electric
Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Shaft

Suspension (Front) 41mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Single 298mm disc
Brakes (Rear) Drum
Tires (Front) 100/90-19
Tires (Rear) 170/80-15

Length 2,340mm (92.1″)
Width 880mm (34.6″)
Height 1,075mm (42.3″)
Wheelbase 1,610mm (63.4″)
Seat Height 695mm (27.4″)
Fuel Capacity 16 litres (3.5 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 233kg (512.6 lb)

Metallic Black
Bluish White

* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.

* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less.

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