2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired53 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GT-500

Summary:

I would go for another one if they still made it!

Faults:

The biggest problem I have with the bike's design is the location of the front cylinder's exhaust pipe. The location of the pipe means that to do something as simple as changing your oil, the pipe must be removed. Installing a oil relocation kit (ORK) will relocate the oil filter, but this should have been done by Yamaha.

General Comments:

The bike as a whole is well balanced and nimble despite being a "Cruiser". More than able to carry two up for a couple of hundred miles.

There are a lot of aftermarket items for this bike, so that it can be tailored to almost any individual.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2010

2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance3800 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

Excellent value and reliable

Faults:

No mechanical problems at all. Extremely reliable, starts first go, runs smoothly.

General Comments:

Wonderful motorcycle, good quality off the showroom floor.

Lots of accessories.

Vibrates in 5th at high speed - need to add performance exhaust and air system to boost performance.

Stock seat is too padded - get a custom seat for better 'feel'.

Reliable, power when you need it. Great all round cruiser.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2008

2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 3 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles

Summary:

Disappointed

Faults:

Exhaust blued, and I was told by dealer that it was due to me leaving choke on too long and fouled one of the plugs.

Also the bike has been cutting out on me when I downshift when coming to a stop.

General Comments:

Overall I am happy with bike; just issues that have arisen that leave me wondering about Yamaha's reliability.

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

Review Date: 21st June, 2008

8th Oct 2008, 22:25

Pipes turn blue if run too hot. The engine gets too hot when run lean, either by the mixture being set too lean at the carburetor or by having the choke out too long (usually 30-60 sec is sufficient). There are several products that help restore the finish.

Stalling while decelerating is usually the idle speed being too low, another simple carburetor setting.

I hate that you've had troubles. Enjoy riding.

2007 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 2 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 2 / 10
Handling marks 3 / 10
Braking marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance1300 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha FZ6 Fazer

Summary:

It is a piece of japanese crap

Faults:

At 1300 miles the engine and transmission over heated and turned the pipes glowing red. Now the bike is non movable.

Starting issues since that happened; one thing lead to another.

General Comments:

Looks good and sounds good with the price at the dealership. But any after market stuff you want to add; prepare to rob a bank to buy them.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd March, 2008

6th May 2008, 13:23

Did you have the oil changed after 600 miles or so? The oil they put in those bikes when you buy them is not designed to be used for longer than that. At the first oil change they put in regular oil for the bike.

23rd Aug 2008, 19:56

I have a 2007 1100 Custom with 1,000 miles on it and I have yet to have any problems with it. I did do the first service at 600 miles. Great bike.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 8 reviews