2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Reviews

2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2012
Distance when acquired8800 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Honda CB750K

Summary:

I originally thought it was the best deal in a cruiser out there

Faults:

Have replaced voltage regulator 3 times.

Starter clutch and starter failed at 53K. C'mon Yamaha, admit this is a design issue!

TPS (choke) has never worked correctly.

General Comments:

In general, I like this bike. It's quick, nimble and fun to ride.

Mileage is a little disappointing, averages about 35 m.p.g.

The stock seat is a butt burner... replaced with a Mustang.

Putting a voltage regulator under a cosmetic cover near the exhaust pipes is just plain stupid.

Ditto for the internal oil filter that requires removing the footboard and the front exhaust pipe. Installed a relocate kit.

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

Review Date: 12th January, 2012

19th Jan 2012, 10:07

Update on my review. Received the bike back from the dealership service department. Cost of replacing starter clutch, starter and labor, etc. totaled just over one thousand dollars.

I still like the bike... and will probably ride it until it can't be repaired anymore. I'm just annoyed that Yamaha won't admit their knowledge of the starter clutch/starter problem with this design. Now that this bike has been discontinued... it's a moot point.

21st Feb 2013, 20:40

I have a Yamaha V Star that is a mechanical piece of crap!

It is a 2008 1100 Classic, looks fantastic, but is a bottomless money sucking pig of engineering.

Wiped out the starter clutch after 1000 miles, and had a mechanic replace it for $1,800 (parts & labor) with a Yamaha replacement kit.

Now it has a severe vibration at 3000 to 4000 RPM. What a piece of JUNK!

2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 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)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance22000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1000 Gold Wing

Summary:

Best cruiser you can purchase for the money

Faults:

My voltage rectifier failed at 21,000 miles.

General Comments:

This bike is 12 years old, and runs and handles just as great as it did when I first purchased it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2011

2000 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from Canada

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance13000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha Virago 500

Summary:

Awesome ride that can't be explained. Comfort, performance and attitude rolled into one

Faults:

I have had zero problems with this bike.

General Comments:

This bike is awesome!!!

I've put a few upgrades on it like the seat. The original seat is too soft and a bit uncomfortable on long trips.

The bike can take off if you want it to, using all the 1100cc's, but don't expect it to perform and stop like a sports bike.

The length of the wheelbase makes it a bit tricky to move around when parking or going slow, but on the highway it will move like any other bike, even crotch rockets.

I rode this bike from Toronto to Chicago with no problems and the biggest smile on my face. The only fault I find for my bike is that it can't be stock, I've been buying too many chrome replacement parts. Chrome bling ain't cheap!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2004

17th Jun 2008, 16:20

I just traded in my V-star 1100 on a FJR. She was one splendid looking lady, all decked out in a couple thousand dollars worth of glittering chrome and such. Unfortunately, chrome is like jewelery; don't expect the jeweller or dealer to buy it back at more than 10 cents on the dollar.

It will also makes it harder to part ways when the love affair ends.

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 3 reviews