1999 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom Review

1999 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom from United States of America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2014
Most recent year of ownership2014
Distance when acquired7000 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson XLCH Sportster




I am a former Harley owner, and I loved my Sportster.

At my age (61) I don't have time for all the break downs that I experienced with my Harley. I would say my Sporty was like a hound dog; it loved to ride in the back of a truck.

I live in the country and need trustworthy transportation. My V-Star starts every time and I'm not scared to take it anywhere. It runs great at sixty or seventy; after that you're running hard. So far no problems.

At some point I might trade for a 1600. Can't imagine how fast that is.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2014