2007 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650
Perfect for any rider under any circumstances
I bought a 2007 V-Star 650 Classic with 8857 miles on it about a month ago for $2000. It looked very clean and sharp in the Pearl white, so I gave them an offer, and they took it. Shocked me, but no complaints.
This is the 2nd V-Star 650 I have owned. I had a 2001 Custom I bought new and sold in 2008. Kinda regretted it after, but I'm back now.
The 650 V-Star is probably the best bike I have owned, and I've had a lot. My other 650 I had made a few 1000 mile or so road trips to the Smokies and back, and it never gave me any fits. I expect the same from this one.
A 650 is plenty big enough to go anywhere you want. Anyone who says otherwise needs a reality check. These bikes are VERY low maintenance, cheap to insure, and fun/easy to ride. It is not just a learner's bike as I've seen said before. Sure, you can learn on it, but that doesn't mean it's only a learner bike. Technically, you can learn on a R1... would you call that a learner's bike?
The V-Star 650 is an all around great bike. There are plenty of accessories. And they pretty much haven't changed the design since 1998, so plenty of new & used parts, and will be for a long time. Also, you can usually find a good used one for dang cheap. Get a 650 V-Star, ride it like it was meant to be ridden, and you won't be disappointed.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th March, 2016