2002 Yamaha V-Star Silverado Review

2002 Yamaha V-Star Silverado from Canada

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance60345 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda GL1200 Aspencade

Summary:

The only way I'd give her up is at gunpoint, and then I'd buy another one

Faults:

Left turn signal bulb replaced. New battery this year.

General Comments:

Love this bike. It's the most reliable, easy riding/handling motorcycle I've ever owned.

Corners like a dream - I find that I want to lay her down even farther than I can, but because the floorboards scrape if I go too low, super tight, 20mph hairpins have to be taken at 40mph. Laying her lower and farther isn't a good thing.

Wish it had a bit more power for climbing hills. Keeps up a reasonable speed (60-70mph), but my Gold Wing buddies just laugh and power past. I kill 'em on the corners tho.

I haven't ever had a moments problem with this bike. Looks great, still runs like a dream.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2008

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review