It's my baby... took it everywhere, it let me down only once in 9 years... stater..
Stater went at 72 000 KM approx.
Initially had carburation problems because dealer did not adjust properly when DG Hardchrome was added...
I like it. It's my baby. It sounds and looks great with the DG Hardchrome. Best thing I did was to get these exhausts on from day one. She is a spoiled baby... I installed a lot of chrome... Lots to choose from. Looks great great on her...
Good torque at low RPM... sound like a Harley... up to 80Km/h, then it runs a little higher than I would like... This is the reason I changed from the 650 to the 1100... Next bike may be a Harley after all... but I am scared to lose the great feeling my baby gives me right now.
I celebrated its 80 000 Km anniversary last week... with her friend Suzuki 1500 Intruder... She likes to leave the 'bigger' bike behind as she is faster... because she runs higher RPM after 80Km/h, likely... it was fun.. another successful 200km ride after work...
Consumption: Average 5 liters for 100Km.
Con: The valve adjustments schedule required (every 6000K, are you kidding me!) and the oil filter that requires the pipe to be removed... (Are you kidding me take 2!)... would I have known, I would not have bought this Yamaha... but I'm glad I did...
I went to lots of places, remote places... it never let me down.
Next bike: most likely a bigger V engine, 6th speed and fuel injection... But the problem is: I'm still in love with my Black V-Star 1100 Classic.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2010