Formerly known as its own standalone company in 1994, the Yamaha V-Star brand has offers plenty of performance inside a motorcycle. Over its long tenure, the brand provided the family of cruiser models to many, including those in the Lubbock and Dallas, TX areas.
At Twisted Cycles, we continue to see such models come into our inventory. Built as an affordable, yet easy-to-use option, the Yamaha V-Star family is a great option for those looking for their first or 20th bike. The lineup was built on a minimalist approach that was a reliable, yet affordable option for riders. Continue reading the model’s overview below, courtesy of Twisted Cycles:
Yamaha V-Star Size (cC’s)
Details & Notes
|250||XV250, Virago (in Australia)||Small Displacement Cruiser, exhaust tuning|
|650||XVS650, DragStar, Custom, Classic||Relaxed Seating Position, strong in both commutes and regular cruising rides|
|950||XVS950, Dragstar, Midnight Star, Bolt, Tourer||Comes in Standard and Tourer, mid-size cruiser, available saddlebags|
|1100||XVS1100, DragStar, Classic||Powerful drive with large engine, performs well on long highway rides, available saddlebags|
|1300||XVS1300, Deluxe Tourer||Largest models available, most torque and horsepower, Saddlebags available, long-distance ride|
In its totality, the Yamaha V-Star brand is known for their wide selection of cruiser motorcycles. The categories and naming typically lines up to the amount of cc’s produces by their powertrain. The smallest model, though not typically the same size as cruisers, provides a cruiser feel with a small displacement. The Yamaha V-Star 650 size is a strong option for beginners with its relaxed seat position and good overall performance. One of the more popular sizes, the V-Star 950 group gives off a complete cruiser feel while fusing into the tourer category. The V-Star family has also reached into full touring options, such as the V-Star Royal Venture models.
In terms of history, the Yamaha V-Star brand has had one of the more interesting backgrounds in the motorcycle industry. Yamaha created the brand to be a standalone business in 1994. Given the “Star” brand name, the separate, yet similar company worked towards providing the best cruiser motorcycles on the market. In 2006, the brand expanded into its own company despite Yamaha still maintaining access. But in 2016, Yamaha announced the “Star” name would be dropped, thus returning the V-Star motorcycle lineup to its parent company.
Built to last, the Yamaha V-Star model lineup can be found at Twisted Cycles. You can find select pre-owned models in our Lubbock or Dallas inventories when they arrive. Plus, we work with you on an affordable price through our Buy Here, Pay here mentality. Stop into either location or call us today!