Yamaha V-Star 1100 Reviews from Australia

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XS650

Summary:

Top package all round

Faults:

Starter gear, ring gear etc, went at 25000km.

Now the starter; the brushes went at 30000km.

General Comments:

Top bike, the price is great, but the power runs out at 190km/h.

Handles better than most.

Easy to make mods for oneself.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2010

2001 Yamaha V-Star 1100

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 kilometres
Most recent distance53400 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda XR750

Summary:

Fantastic bike and great value for money

Faults:

Nil, still in perfect condition.

General Comments:

This cruiser is 9 years old with now over 50000km's on the clock. Other than usual maintenance (tires/oil/brake pads), nothing has broken or had to be repaired by previous owner (who had from new) or myself. Ultra reliable.

Great fun cruiser to own, good size for touring or short trips around town. Plenty of power and get up and go, whether solo or two up.

If modifying for looks or performance, this is the model for you. The choices are endless.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2010

Average review marks: 8.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews