2001 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Review from United States of America

2001 Yamaha V-Star 1100

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2490 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Virago 500


Awesome value, awesome bike


Nothing went wrong with the bike the entire four years I owned it.

General Comments:

I loved this bike, and seriously regret having sold it. The 1100 was just the right size for my purposes. I'm a short guy, 5'4" with a 28-inch inseam, and I sat the bike comfortably.

The stock seat wasn't all that great, but I did manage to ride it up to 600 miles in one day and my butt didn't fall off!

I modified the bike to get a little better look, and added standback risers to get the handlebars closer to me; worked like a charm. The bike was so nice and comfortable. I really miss it, and am now looking for another one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2010

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review