2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Reviews

2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1300 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles

Summary:

Great bike

Faults:

Recall on the passenger seat.

General Comments:

Very pleased with this bike, handles great.

Plenty of power.

Only complaint I have is the seat gets a little hard after about 100 miles.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2010

2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Distance when acquired4500 miles
Most recent distance7500 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star 1100

Summary:

Great and reliable bike

Faults:

Dealer service center did not reinstall the rear brake reservoir correctly, but I was able to repair it myself.

General Comments:

I acquired this Silverado used and have ridden it from Las Vegas to Flagstaff; Las Vegas to Reno and back through Yosemite, Bakersfield and Las Vegas; Las Vegas to Antioch; and will be riding it from Antioch, Denver and back to Antioch in May 2009.

This bike has proven to be very reliable, provides good mileage at around 40 mpg, and it's a fun bike to ride in the mainland. I also have another 1100 Custom in Hawaii, and several 1700's on the islands in Hawaii. Changed out the stock seats to Mustang seats for comfort... nice on the those long trips.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2009

2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired2300 miles
Most recent distance19000 miles

Summary:

Great bike

Faults:

Maybe I am lucky, but the bike has been running very well for me. Been very, very happy. I have a hyper charger, custom pipes 2.75", and a jet kit. I get about 31 mpg. I have have many compliments when I take it out.

General Comments:

The bike has great low end pull, passing power, and middle as well.

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

Review Date: 11th April, 2009

2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance27100 miles

Summary:

Great value!

Faults:

At first the engine would not idle with the choke closed. Ran some Sea Foam cleaner through the fuel system and the problem is mostly fixed. Still idles rough with the choke closed.

General Comments:

With more than 27,000, this motorcycle is still in great condition. Solidly constructed, it still feels like a new motorcycle.

Fairly easy to handle at low speeds. Not a bad beginner bike if you can handle the weight.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2008

2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from Canada

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 4 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10550 kilometres
Most recent distance12500 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha Maxim 750

Summary:

I had it for only 2 1/2 months - So far so good!

Faults:

The only problem so far is the backfiring and popping, and an occasion stall, usually just as I come to a stop upon down shifting.

General Comments:

My 2003 V-Star handles quite well considering the weight and length.

The factory drivers seat is relatively comfortable.

I have absolutely no use for the "heel" shifter, and pretty much ignore it.

Fuel mileage is great at around 53 mpg. Last tank full of gas lasted 254 kl (158 miles) before switching to reserve. Now if I could just get rid of that backfiring, popping and stalling!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2008

2003 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star 1100

Summary:

Outstanding

Faults:

Safety recall for seat attachment, which was corrected by the dealer.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is easy to ride.

Very comfortable after replacing the seat with a mustang seat.

Handles great on grated bridges.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews