Yamaha V-Star Silverado Reviews from United States of America - Page 2 of 2

2007 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance750 miles

Summary:

Worth every penny

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Very nice bike for the price. Does feel like it could use a sixth gear at highway speeds. Find myself always looking for that sixth gear but overall very pleased with everything. Handles and rides very comfortable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2008

2008 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3800 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha XT350

Summary:

I really enjoy it!

Faults:

No problems to report.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is great looking, and handles well.

Acceleration is slow with a passenger of course.

Exhaust system is quiet compared to Harleys.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2008

2007 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda cb-450

Summary:

Move over, here we come

Faults:

Nothing so far.

I did not know at the time of purchase that v-twin motors were prone to vibrate slightly.

General Comments:

For what you get for the price, nothing else comes close.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2008

21st Jun 2008, 07:27

Bought my 2008 Silverado 650 just over a week ago - I've been riding my whole life (age 47) but this is my first bike in 8 years, and my very first V-Twin. It is no rocket, but does have a surprisingly ample amount of power to haul my 6'1" 300lb self around the back roads, and even rolls right up the hills in 5th gear at 35mph and up with no downshifting required.

110 miles later and I'm still getting used to it - we're not quite "one" with each other just yet, but every day's a little better than the last. My first two rides over 20 miles actually required a stop to get feeling back in my hands... gloves and less "newbie white knuckling" has helped that a bit.

Jury's obviously still out after only 1 week and less than 150 miles, but so far I feel that I bought the right machine. Will comment more after I get my first riding season in many years behind me.

2003 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance16555 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CX500

Summary:

Great bike..

Faults:

Nothing at all... An incredibly reliable bike...

General Comments:

I bought my Silverado with the idea that I would upgrade in a year or two... 4 years later and I ask myself... why??? It does everything I ask it to do and more... My star is very comfortable (especially with new mustang seats) and has enough power to cruise 20 miles to work each way... it gives me 55 mpg to boot... I will wear it out before I trade it in...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2007

2003 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14500 miles

Summary:

Reliable, comfortable and economical

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I truly love this motorcycle... I have had to do nothing to the bike except normal service. It has been an incredibly reliable machine. With 14K + miles, I would have to say it is very reliable.

The V-star is not a rocket, but has adequate power for my 40 mile round trip to work. The gas mileage is great. I have averaged 50 MPG.

The handling is very predictable. Very easy to control. It is a cruiser, so your ground clearance isn't the best. If you get too aggressive in a corner, the floorboards will throw sparks and remind you that you aren't riding a sport bike.

I have added a Mustang seat, which I would highly recommend to anyone. It makes the bike much more comfortable, and believe it or not, it improves the handling considerably. With the Mustang, you sit "in" the bike, not on it. Really makes a huge difference in handling. Very comfortable too...

I originally bought this bike with the idea that I was going to trade up in a year or so. After 4 years, I see no need to trade up. My Silverado does everything I need and gives me 50 MPG. I don't see me trading up any time soon...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2007

2005 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired2800 miles
Most recent distance12300 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS850

Summary:

The is a great motorcycle so far

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The only thing that I can say negative about the v-star 1100 is that you have to remove the pipes to change the oil filter.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2007

2003 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired13 miles
Most recent distance14600 miles

Summary:

Great bike; very reliable and very comfortable

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A great bike... I commute 30 miles each way to work each day, and it suits me perfectly for this...

50 - 60 mpg, and all of the power I need to cruise at 65 - 70 on the freeway...

Very comfortable bike.. especially since I added a mustang seat...

Great looking and VERY reliable... I have had no problems at all...

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2007

2006 Yamaha V-Star Silverado

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 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)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance600 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha 2006 V-Star 650 Silverado

Summary:

Worth more than the asking price, a truely wonderful machine

Faults:

The Yamaha 650 Silverado should have dual disc brakes in the front for quicker stopping.

The stock mirrors are a bit small for this size cruiser.

General Comments:

The 2006 Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado has all the whistles and bells of the "BIG" Cruisers, with the little bike price.

The stock windshield and leather hard saddle bags give it the look I wanted.

Stock floorboards slightly forward with the heal-toe shift, make for a wonderful ride.

The 650cc mill has more than enough power for me. I am 5'10 and weigh 275lbs. I have been riding all my life and this is the most comfortable machine I have ever been on!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2006

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 15 reviews