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


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


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