2000 Yamaha V Star Classic

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  • Classic is the word!

    Apr 25, 2000 by George_Chabot is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Cars & Motorsports
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Superior appearance and comfort
    Cons: None

    Summary: My 1999 Yamaha V Star Classic is a bike that looks much larger than its 650cc engine would suggest. It has the look and feel of classic motorcycles of the '40s and '50s, you know, the knucklehead and panhead cruisers everybody longs for. Well, the V ... read more

  • Finally.. A Cruiser That Fits Me - And One I Can Afford!

    Apr 25, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Big enough for a 6" 220 lb guy and his average size wife.
    Cons: Pain in the butt putting gas in without spillage.

    Summary: This is a word about the 2004 Yamaha 650 V-Star Classic. My intention was to purchace another Goldwing (great bike - good memories - comfortable for a 6' - 220lb guy and his average size wife).  Before I layed down my $3,000.00 on a twenty-five year ... read more

  • Classic looks and Jap quality

    Jan 10, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good fit and finish. Stable ride. Always gets positive comments from onlookers.
    Cons: Very uncomfortable seat.

    Summary: In spite of what I've heard regarding the 650's lack of power, I've found the bike to have adequate power for most applications. Mine is jetted and has 2" Cobra drag pipes. I weigh 260 pounds and the bike carries me up to highway speed with no trouble. ... read more

  • The nicest cruiser of them all, period.

    Mar 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low initial cost, low maintenance, well constructed, fine handling and very attractive.
    Cons: Nothing comes to mind.

    Summary: I've been riding since the 60's and have ridden a lot of different motorcycles. Coming from an Indian Motorcycle riding family with an uncle who worked in the old Springfield Indian factory I'm partial to cruiser type bikes. The V Star 650 isn't a ... read more

  • The Total Package

    Feb 12, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Looks, Tremendous Value, Outstanding Reliability, Smooth Power, Easy to Customize
    Cons: Uncomfortable Stock Seat, Power limitations above 60mph

    Summary: This is the perfect bike for a beginner who wants to look great going down the road - without spending a lot of money. The bike just looks great, with plenty of chrome stock and plenty more available either from Yamaha or aftermarket dealers. I run 6'3" ... read more

  • 2003 V-Star 650 Classic "YAMAHOG"

    Nov 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Price and styling.
    Cons: Top speed of 75.

    Summary: I was searching for a cruiser in the early summer and ran across the V-Star by chance. I was looking for a Harley Sportster and visited a Kawasaki dealer that had just taken this bike in on a trade. The bike really impressed me from the looks and I ... read more

  • YAMAHA V STAR 650cc

    Aug 10, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: RIDE QUALITY VALUE FOR MONEY
    Cons: NO 6TH GEAR NO TACHOMETER

    Summary: I am now 27 and I have been riding bikes for 14 years on and off now. My last bike I rebuilt from s ... read more

  • Great starter bike and then some...

    May 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well balanced..overall a good bike.
    Cons: takes someone to hold bike upright to check oil level port.

    Summary: I bought a 01 V-Star 650 in May 01 and have put approx. 16K's miles on it. This includes several overnight road trips, rides though the Smokey Mts. (Deals Gap), and a Iron Butt Saddle Sore completed on 11/11/02. The first thing I replaced was the seat, ... read more

  • I'm ready to go!!!

    May 1, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great price,Great attention,Great riding.
    Cons: wish increase engine size.

    Summary: I had a 99'Honda Magna 750 and it was great performance bike. But I sold back right after 6month because of wife(who say wife is not queen of home?). But I didn't give up on my desire of riding bike and finally my wife allowed me to have one again for my ... read more

  • 2000 Yamaha V Star Classic

    Mar 25, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice looking bike.
    Cons: Engine and Transmission problems.

    Summary: I bought a V Star 650 Classic used with 1,700 miles on it and have had nothing but trouble with it. At 11,000 miles the transmission went out and required a $1,500 fix. When Yamaha was contacted they brushed me off and told me it was my problem. ... read more

  • Problems with V-Star

    Jul 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good Looking, Good Leg Room, Shaft Drive, Fast for Size
    Cons: Unreliable, Ignition key placement is bad, Oil filter replacement difficult.

    Summary: My wife's V-Star now has 26,000 miles on it and has been nothing but trouble since we bought it. I thought the bike was great when we first bought it but Iím starting to change my mind. The problems started while the bike was still under warranty. ... read more

  • Big Boy Classic Cruiser

    Jun 9, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: True Classic Looks...Wide tires...wide handlebars...Big size...respectable power
    Cons: That I didnt buy this bike first

    Summary: my only regret about this bike is that i didnt buy it first... about two months ago saw it and fell in love with it.. I couldnt believe a bike of this size and brawn was about 6k.. After being at the harley dealer This price was unexpected for the bike ... read more

  • Back in the saddle again

    Feb 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great looks,low price
    Cons: quiet stock exhaust, uncomfortable seat

    Summary: It's been 25 years since I last rode a motorcycle, but I finally got the itch to ride again. Being older now, I thought a cruiser would be just the thing. Being wiser I thought I'd look at middleweight bikes to get back into motorcycling. Being ... read more

  • Fantastic bike for those shorter is stature.

    Jul 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Low seat height, great looks, parts are easy to get.
    Cons: Speedometer is hard to see when riding.

    Summary: I have had my Vstar for just over a year and have been fairly happy with it. I chose to buy this particular bike because I'm 5'1" and it was the only bike I sat on that was low enough to let me put both feet flat on the ground. I also thought the seat ... read more

  • Alot of Bike for The Money!

    Jul 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The looks, the price
    Cons: NONE!

    Summary: I purchased the 650 version new in May of 2000. It now has 6000 miles and is rode every nice day of late spring, summer, and early fall to work. The is a very sharp looking bike that turns alot of heads, gets alot of comments and discussions. ... read more

  • Kick Butt!

    Jun 6, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Bad boy looks, bad boy power! The bike looks great and rides like a dream.
    Cons: trash those stock pipes... makes the bike sound like a lawnmower

    Summary: I just sold the Harley for a V Star Classic 650... this is an excellent bike! The bike is wonderful to look at. The performance for a 650 is surprising. 75mph on the highway is easily done by this brute! Yamaha has brought you a Harley with the ... read more

  • I Liked It Enough To Buy It.

    May 30, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Price, Classic Style, Decent Power
    Cons: Tight Fit For Tall Riders

    Summary: I like this bike. Its got classic lines, and its affordable for anyone that can afford to buy a motorcycle. Of course, being a 650, its not for the pure egotist, but it will get you to the same cafe before the bad boys have had time to down a hot cup of ... read more

  • Vstar 650 Awesome

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Handling and comfort Awesome looks
    Cons: Factory exhaust quiet

    Summary: I just bought my VStar650. I love it. It has a low seat height for a short person like me. The big tires and low center of gravity really put me at ease. I just sold my Honda Shadow Vt1100 which I just bought. It was too heavy and I ... read more

  • Looks bad to the bone

    Apr 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great styling, looks much larger than 650cc
    Cons: Slight vibration above 70 mph

    Summary: I looked at all of the Japanese cruisers in the 600cc to 800cc category. I drove the Kawasaki 800 Vulcan and really liked it too but there wasn't $1,000 difference. Lets be honest, the Honda and Suzuki were very nice bikes too! I considered a Harley ... read more

  • Like a Harley for "real" people!

    Apr 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Classic looks, easy to ride, tons of available accessories, very affordable
    Cons: Somewhat underpowered, freeway buzz and vibration

    Summary: I own a 2000 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650 with about 1,000 miles on it. I previously owned a 1999 Yamaha V-Star Classic 650. The one I own now has been customized a bit including a two-tone custom paint job, saddlebags, rear chrome rack, OEM floorboards, ... read more

  • Yamaha V-Star Classic...Good Bike!

    Mar 15, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, classy, easy handling
    Cons: 650 is not quite enough for two people

    Summary: I am very happy with my V-Star. The price was right, the colors are beautiful, and for an extra 400 bucks, I bought some pipes that made it sound like a real nice machine. I would, however, suggest that people spend the extra couple of thousand ... read more

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