2008 Yamaha V-Star Classic 1100 from United States of America
Definitely not one of Yamaha's best
It has a drive shaft which is real whiney. The motor is really loud and noisy and doesn't have that much horsepower for its displacement. It really screams at you when you try to go fast. I wish it was four or five times faster than my 250 Yamaha Vtwin, but it's not even close.
Starting these things is a bit of an art and a science; there's a definite manufacturing flaw there.
If you're 5 foot 5, I'm sure the bike is comfortable, but if you're 6ft forget about it.
It's a bit trucky with the shaft; Hondas shafties are smooth as glass. Not one of Yamaha's best for sure.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th August, 2020