2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Reviews

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Previous motorcycleYamaha XV750 Virago

Summary:

I like it

Faults:

I don't like the gas smell.

General Comments:

I like the way it handles, and it's fast enough for me.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2010

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VF1100C

Summary:

One beautiful cruiser

Faults:

Nothing; I just got it broke in and I love the way it handles and runs.

General Comments:

The bike is very comfortable to ride.

The fuel economy is great.

It could use a sixth gear.

I love the ample amounts of chrome and the styling is awesome.

It handles great for a cruiser.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th October, 2008

2008 Yamaha V-Star 1100 from Canada

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance9200 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB 350

Summary:

Love it and only regret is I should have bought it sooner

Faults:

Seat very uncomfortable. There were times my backside said "STOP". A new Ultimate Seat is ready to go on it.

Oil filter is in a very awkward location, and requires a lot of work, and there's a potential for damage to other parts.

About 75% of the time, the transmission is noisy & clunky when shifting.

General Comments:

For me, who is 55 years young, I am comfortable with the speed and power.

Seating position is comfortable except for the seat. I seldom use the highway pegs.

Handling is great, and the only problem with it is between the handlebars and seat.

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

Review Date: 24th July, 2008

23rd Jan 2009, 21:19

Buy the oil filter relocator kit. It is worth the money. It makes oil changes a snap.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews