What Are Some Specs for the V-Star 650 Motorcycle?


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The 2016 V Star 650 Custom motorcycle is equipped with a 40-cubic-inch air-cooled 70-degree single overhead cam four-valve V-twin engine with a 81-millimeter bore by 63-millimeter stroke and a nine-to-one compression ratio. The Yamaha motorcycle has dual 28-millimeter Mikuni CV carburetors, a transistor-controlled Ignition, a five-speed transmission, a multiplate wet clutch and a shaft drive. Available in electric white, it has a 41-millimeter telescopic fork front suspension with 5.5-inch travel and a single-shock, adjustable preload rear suspension with 3.4-inch travel.

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Yamaha's V Star 650 Custom has 298-millimeter hydraulic disc brakes and 100/90-19 tires up front, and it features 170/80-15 rear tires and 200-millimeter rear drum brakes. At 92.1 inches long, 34.6 inches wide and 42.3 inches high, the V Star 650 has 5.5-inch ground clearance. Its seat height is 27.4 inches on a 63.4-inch wheelbase. The 650's estimated fuel economy rating is 49 miles per gallon from its 4.2-gallon fuel tank, and its wet weight is 514 pounds, except for the California version, which has a 518-pound wet weight.

To determine the V Star 650's wet weight, Yamaha determines how much the vehicle weighs with its standard equipment and a full tank of fuel, oil, coolant and other fluids. Accessories and optional equipment are not part of the wet weight calculation. Yamaha's first Star model, the 1300-cubic-centimeter V4 Royal Star, debuted in 1996.

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