It's an all new expression of concentrated Star Power - with V-twin torque to burn - wrapped in a brand new chassis, and finished off with a little neo-streamlined style and plenty of Star quality engineering.
The new 1304cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 60 degree V-twin features four valves per cylinder, roller rocker arms and dual crankshaft balancers to produce smooth yet meaty power - a combination of classic V-twin rumble with vibe-free performance at high revs.
Computer controlled twin-barrel fuel injection provides optimal mixture whatever the temperature or altitude. A sly cooling system routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid cooled performance. Similarly, the spin-on oil filter is easy to get to, but tucked out of sight for clean, pure looks.
The new steel chassis gets 48 percent of the bike's weight on the front tyre, and has four solid engine mounts - including one atop the front cylinder head - for maximum rigidity and quick, light handling and manoeuvrability. The stylish and beautifully tapered braced steel swingarm combines handling stability with eye catching design.
The smooth flowing design also yields a clean, flangeless fuel tank and stylised two into one exhaust, giving the V-Star 1300 that distinctive Star look. The authentic cruiser features like belt drive, full sized floorboards and steel fenders open up the customisation possibilities and ensure it'll be hard to remain anonymous on this new V-Star. And with a whole range of Yamaha genuine accessories to choose from, owners will really be able to fire their imaginations.
Lustrous paint comes in three colours: Raven (black), Galaxy Blue and Candy Red. RRP is $16,499.
_ Authentic cruiser features like belt drive and steel fenders open up the customisation possibilities even further.
_ All new midsize Star brings modern classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot rod-inspired ride.
_ All new 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note.
_ 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, single overhead cam 60-degree V-twin with dual counter balancers.
_ Computer controlled twin barrel fuel injection provides optimal mixture.
_ Four valves per cylinder (36mm intake, 32mm exhaust) provide optimum combustion efficiency; roller rocker arms reduce friction for better performance and reduced wear.
_ Chromed cylinder sleeves contain 100mm forged pistons for excellent durability and longevity.
_ 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing produce plenty of power across the board and a distinctive exhaust note.
_ Smooth shifting five-speed transmission feeds power to an efficient, low-maintenance belt drive.
_ Sly cooling system routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance.
_ Hydraulic cam chain tensioner reduces noise and maintenance.
_ New AC generator and increased voltage regulator capacity optimises performance.
_ All-new steel cradle frame has four solid engine mounts - including one atop the front cylinder head - for maximum rigidity and excellent handling.
_ Stylish, braced steel swingarm and rear wheel are controlled by a single linkage mounted shock absorber, adjustable for spring preload.
_ 41mm fork tubes with stainless covers look great and serve up a smooth, controlled ride.
_ A thick, chromed handlebar rides in painted clamps for a custom look.
_ Flangeless type fuel tank carries 18.5 litres of fuel. Mounting the fuel pump in a separate, tucked away sub-tank allows the narrow tank design.
_ New, seven-spoke cast wheels and matching rear pulley mount, 16-in. tyres for a cool period look albeit with big contact patches on the road.
_ A pair of 298mm front brake discs provide excellent power and feel.
_ Strong, light and virtually maintenance-free belt final drive routes power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheel.
_ Floating floorboards and an adjustable shifter help provide a low effort ride.
2007 XVS1300A Specifications
Type: Liquid cooled, 4-stroke, OHC, 4-valve
Bore Stroke: 100.0 x 83.0mm
Lubrication: Wet sump
Fuel Management: Twin barrel EFI
Ignition: Digital TCI
Fuel tank: 18.5 litres
Oil Capacity: 3.7 litres
Transmission: Constant mesh 5-speed, wet multiple-disc
Final transmission: Belt drive
Frame type: Double cradle
Length: 2490mm, Width: 980mm
Seat height: 715mm
Clearance: 145mm Dry Weight: 283kg
Suspension front telescopic fork: 135mm travel
Tyres front: 130/90-16M/C 67H
Brakes front: Twin 298mm discs
Suspension rear swingarm: 110mm travel
Tyres rear: 170/70B-16M/C 75H
Brakes rear: 320mm disc
RRP: $16,499. Warranty: 24 months, unlimited kms, parts and labour
Colours: Raven, Galaxy Blue, Candy Red