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Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
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- 2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
Plenty of attitude in a low, long, lean package. The best value Star model.
The 2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom features lots of chrome, luminous paint, a bobtail rear fender, and the convenience of a clean, quiet shaft drive. Don't be surprised if your friends think it's a one of a kind custom machine.
Short and sweet.
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, rich 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.
2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom model Features
Fuel Consumption * 21kpl/59mpg(Imp)
Light, low-slung chassis
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 (T.C.I.) 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 help prevent stone knicks from damaging tubes.
Spring preload-adjustable, single-shock rear suspension lowers centre of gravity for excellent 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 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
Bungee cord tie-down points near passenger footpegs helps prevent unwanted
2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom - USA Specifications
MSRP: $6,890 (Raven) Available from February 2011
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
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** 48.9 mpg
Wet Weight*** 513 lb / California model: 517 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom - Canada Specifications
MSRP: $8,099 CDN
Engine Air-cooled,SOHC, 4-valve, 70°, V-twin
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 TCI / Electric
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)
Colour(s) Metallic Black
* 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.