2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Reviews

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance10600 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Boulevard C90

Summary:

This bike needs to be redesigned

Faults:

Most recent that seems to happen to a lot of the V-Star line is the starter clutch goes out. Around $1300.00 to fix. Spoke to the dealer and they confirmed. Look out! Other that, the bike has been a joy to ride.

General Comments:

After about 2 hours of riding, the seat is uncomfortable. But acceleration is quick, and out does any Harley.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2011

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom Limited

Summary:

Damn good bike

Faults:

Front spark plug fouling up.

General Comments:

Motorcycle looks good. I have 7" risers, Cobra exhaust, and a Kuryuakyn Hi Five air intake.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th December, 2010

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from Australia

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired25 kilometres
Most recent distance35000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XS650

Summary:

Top package all round

Faults:

Starter gear, ring gear etc, went at 25000km.

Now the starter; the brushes went at 30000km.

General Comments:

Top bike, the price is great, but the power runs out at 190km/h.

Handles better than most.

Easy to make mods for oneself.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2010

2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 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)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance22500 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FXRS-SP Low Rider Sport

Summary:

The best bike for the money, period

Faults:

I have had nothing go wrong in over 22000 miles.

General Comments:

I have read that the seat is uncomfortable, but I disagree. I ride whenever I can, and find you need to get into shape to ride a motorcycle just like a bicycle.

In the spring, 150 miles a day kills my lower back and butt. By July I'm cranking out 400 to 450 miles of twisty river roads in the Idaho and Montana Rockies, spending 8 to 10 hours of saddle time with no pain at all.

I get 50+ mpg on the mtn roads, 48 to 50 mpg to and from work (25 miles round trip) and 49 to 51 when puttin on 2 lane highway at avg speed of 60 to 65.

I love this bike. It has been completely trouble free. I even get 10000 miles out of tires - just replaced my second set in October and I'm ready for spring. I can't believe I bought such a great bike for such an affordable price. I'm shopping for a 2nd one for my wife. We go out two up and it really cuts the acceleration (my only complaint) out of the twisty corners. I really love to lean it over, scrape the footboards and hammer the gas.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2009

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews