2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic Review

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2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

The 2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic features a geniune 40 cubic inch, air-cooled V-Twin. With long, low styling and a lot of chrome, an excellent basic level ride, the 2011 V-Star 650 features clean, quiet shaft drive as well as an simple to ride demeanor. This 2011 Yamaha V-Star is able to impress.

Just the cost can help you understand machine is really a mid-size model.

Anything else - the long, low styling, the authentic 40 cubic-inch V-twin, the painstaking focus on detail -- will simply knock you out of trouble. Take one for any nice long ride, and you will understand why. Big on value and visual appearance, the V-Star 650 Classic punches way above the weight. It is a champion by unanimous decision.

2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic Highlights

Fuel Consumption * 21kpl/59mpg(Imp)

649cc V-twin

Classic styling

2011 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic model Features


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 in a low 3,000 rpm.

This engine continues to be made to produce strong torque and horsepower within 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 definitely an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds for any smooth comfortable ride.

Light clutch action is ideal for novice riders.

Transistorized coil ignition (TCI) means sure starts and excellent engine performance. It's a no-maintenance design.

Classic, side-mounted air cleanser not just contributes to styling but additionally is simple to service the environment filter.

Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise.

Low-maintenance shaft drive provides quiet, clean, reliable performance without any chain adjustments or lube splatter.

2-into-2 chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling while delivering strong low- and mid-range engine power. The conversion to aftermarket mufflers is easy and quick.

Heel-toe shifter reinforces that classic image.

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

Plenty of chrome engine parts highlight quality and value.


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

Long 1,625mm (64") wheelbase supplies a stable ride and predictable handling while creating that long and low retro look.

Beefy, 41mm front fork with Road Star-inspired shrouds offers 140mm (5.5") of wheel go ensure an even, comfortable ride.

Chromed fork shrouds, top triple clamp, and one-piece handlebar holder show focus on detail.

7-step, spring preload-adjustable, single-shock rear suspension allows the rider to tailor spring settings to complement load or road conditions. Rear wheel travel is 98mm (3.9").

Rear shock is mounted underneath the engine for your classic, hardtail look. By positioning the shock lower in the chassis, it lowers the centre of gravity for any light, easy-to-maneuver feel.

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

Easy-to-adjust rear drum brake with wear indicator

Plushly padded, low-profile rider and passenger seats provide exceptional rider comfort. The reduced 710mm (27.9") seat height allows most riders to place feet firmly on the floor for added confidence.

Full-size rider floorboards with floating rubber inserts reduce vibration while providing ample legroom for optimum rider comfort.

Wide retro-style handlebars evoke a vintage design. Extra wide levers give a quality feel and look.

Wide front and back tires suited to spoked, chrome wheels combine retro styling with solid handling and traction.

Deeply valanced steel front and back fenders are generally durable and unmistakably classic. Their steel design ensures they are personalized and paint.

Large, 16-litre gas tank to have an extra long cruising range.

Beautiful, tank-mounted speedometer features an odometer and tripmeter displays.


Industry-leading, Star family fit and finished features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents developing a machine as stunning because it is powerful.

Chrome, 60/55-watt, halogen headlight

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

Beautiful, 3D, gas tank emblem reinforces the Star family's quality image.

Locking helmet holder

Locking storage compartment adds convenience and security.

Steering lock

Self-cancelling turn signals with stylish, clear signal lenses

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

2011 Yamaha Vino Classic 50 - USA Specifications

Model unavailable in the united states.

2011 Yamaha BWs 125 - Canada Specifications
MSRP: $8,499 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 TCI / Electric
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")
Fuel Capacity 16 litres (3.5 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 247kg (543.4 lb)
Colour(s) Deep Metallic Red
Purplish Metallic Blue

* Gas mileage estimates provide US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and changed into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will be different based on road condition, the way you ride, keep your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

Specifications, appearance, and value of product are susceptible to change without warning.

* MSRP doesn't include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may cost less.

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