2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1100 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB500

Summary:

Fun starter bike

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. However it topped out at 90. Should have a little more pep for a 650 cc.

General Comments:

This motorcycle has the look of a bigger bike. The styling and color are appealing. It is attention getter.

The bike is well made, and I will most likely buy either an 1100 or a 1600 because of the styling.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2007

2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 4 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 4 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance180 miles

Summary:

Piece of crap

Faults:

The bike stalls as soon as you pull in the clutch, when it was 4 week old. The dealer told me it was bad gas, and I had to use stable because I wasn't driving it often enough. It has now been in the shop for the same problem, although not as severe, 3 times. I have kept stable in the fuel the entire time. I am a woman and relatively inexperienced rider, who has now lost all confidence in this motorcycle. I also think I have purchased a lemon, and am about to enforce the lemon law.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd September, 2007

15th Sep 2007, 14:29

This bike is not crap.

Can't understand your problem, but then again every assembly line has at least one lemon out of the bunch. Maybe you got it, or maybe like you say you are a novice and perhaps need to acquire more experience.

Freedom One.

20th Sep 2007, 20:08

I have the same exact issue with the same bike I bought for my wife. It's going back for the second time, only 130 miles on it, same story they are telling me; the fuel went bad after 2 weeks, BULLS^%T. She already dropped it once at a light, she went to give it gas, and it fell on its face. It take over 15 minutes on full choke before you get any kind of throttle response. The dealer is telling me it's the ethanol in the fuel that's gumming up the carbs. Why aren't Honda or Kawasaki having any issues, in my opinion it's a carburetor problem - the jets might be too small. I am willing to pay for a fix if someone would just suggest one. I have let bikes sit for weeks without any issues. What's the deal?

2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance50 miles

Summary:

Sittin low, lettin the wind blow

Faults:

Love this bike; it looks bigger than it is and rides well, even in the rain.

It has the guts to be a bad ass, and the class to cruise.

General Comments:

See above, this bike rocks.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2007

2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance275 miles

Summary:

Doesn't seem to like going above 60mph

Faults:

Stalling problem.

Metal tapping noise - Lower left part of the engine.

General Comments:

I like the bike so far, but the issues stated above are making me think I might have got a lemon.

When I brought the bike in for the metal tapping sound at under 80 miles on the bike, I was told that it was bad gas. They wanted to charge me for carb cleaning. It was their gas! They ended up not charging me the 250+ dollars for the cleaning.

Rode it home only to realize that the metal noise is still there. While waiting to take it in, which there is a waiting list of about a week, it now stalls when it seems it is fully warmed up. Hopefully the next service will fix these items.

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

Review Date: 16th July, 2007

11th Aug 2007, 10:34

I, too, own a 2007 Yamaha V Star. Mine also has a stalling problem, I don't know if it is the same problem, but once its started and warm, the first time I kick it into first the bike lurches like the clutch isn't pulled and often stalls. It does not do this after the first time, though.

I also agree with you 100% about the bike not wanting to go above 60. In fact, I used those exact same words when telling a coworker why I am buying a different bike (I just recently purchased a 2000 Indian Chief, my dream bike).

All in all, I am very pleased with my bike, but I bought it to try to customize it, and everything with the Yamaha Line seems so difficult to customize. I have new grips on it, but the old ones are glued on, so I had to destroy the stock grip to get it off. I put new exhaust pipes on it, and needed to get a heat shield extension to cover an exposed pipe after the new pipes were bottomed on.

Like I said, I am pleased with the bike. But, if you buy a V Star 650, it's better to just leave it as it was on the show room floor.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 10 reviews