2007 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

Perfect for any rider under any circumstances

General Comments:

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

2007 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

The wife is very satisfied

Faults:

It's the wife's bike, and we've had to give it a few baths.

General Comments:

The bike handles very well.

It has lots of power.

What I liked at time of purchase, was the sound of the "Vance & Hines pipes. It also came with a Silverado windshield, passing lights, engine guard (crash bar), saddle bags, and a passenger backrest.

All that stuff, and the bike for only $4,000.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th July, 2012

2007 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

A great starter bike that can be modified to no end, I would recommend this bike to anyone

Faults:

As many have complained before, after just a few hundred miles, I had an idle issue. The bike would not idle on its own, and I had to run it at at least half choke. The throttle would stick, and I could not get it to run right.

General Comments:

I took it to the dealer, and they kept it for 2 weeks, which really irritated me, and still had not looked at it. I finally got it back, and they told me it was sediment build up in the carbs. They cleaned the the carbs and everything ran fine after that. I went as far as posting a negative review on the website (which was deleted) and thought nothing more.

A few weeks later I got an email from a couple in AZ, saying they had the exact same problem and the dealer gave them the same diagnosis. I have no idea how these people were able to contact me, but I'm glad they did. After I got the bike back, I have had no problems in the last 6000 miles. Other than maintenance items being changed, the bike has been fine.

I have modified the bike, lowered the rear 4 inches, added 2 1/2 inch fork extensions, modified the seat, modified the exhaust, installed a Gonzo Air Kit, re-jetted the carbs, and a few other things.

I have taken the bike on road trips, long and short, and have never been let down. It has a very rough break in period from what I gather from other people and my past experience. However, I wouldn't trade it for anything else. You have to give it the get up and go, it takes a few mods to get it going strong.

What a lot of the owners don't realize upon purchase is that these are high revving bikes, they think it doesn't want to go over 60 - 65 mph on the highway. I have run mine through 60 mph in 3rd gear, the fastest I have ever pushed it was in the high 90's. It screams on the highway at about 6000 rpm, which is normal.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2010

7th Mar 2013, 09:03

Wondering how you found the fork extension? Did it affect your ride much? Thinking of doing 2" on my Custom, but bit worried because I have lots of bumps on my road.

Safe riding.