2008 Yamaha V-Star Silverado Reviews

2008 Yamaha V-Star Silverado from Canada

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance42000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda CX500

Summary:

Probably the best value cruiser out there

Faults:

I have not had a single issue with this bike since new. I rode it across Canada; 12500 kms in some of the worst weather possible (record rainfalls, hurricane), and this bike never missed a beat, always starts right away. I have more confidence in it than my car.

General Comments:

Power was iffy, but I installed a Maxair kit and Cobra pipes; the difference was amazing, it really wakes this bike up.

Brakes are amazing, and the low seat height instills confidence.

Oil filter is a pass, and checking the oil level with the sight glass is almost a two man job, but the good looks and reliability make it all worth while.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2010

2008 Yamaha V-Star Silverado from United States of America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3800 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha XT350

Summary:

I really enjoy it!

Faults:

No problems to report.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is great looking, and handles well.

Acceleration is slow with a passenger of course.

Exhaust system is quiet compared to Harleys.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th September, 2008

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews