Write a review

MOTORCYCLE Type

Other types

Make and model

Year

2003 Yamaha V Star Classic Cruiser reviews

4.9 (21 reviews)
Write a review
Reliability
5.0
Overall quality
5.0
Performance
4.8
Comfort
4.8

Top 10 Cruisers

Reviews

Stars Refinement

21 ratings and reviews

Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on June 16, 2022

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

4.5
The 650 Vstar is a wonderful bike. It gets 50 mpg, and is geared for commuting, or hilly twisty back roads. If you want to ride the interstate roads, this bike will do it, but you will want another gear for sure. It's handling is very tame and predictable. It does everything well, and super... read more
The 650 Vstar is a wonderful bike. It gets 50 mpg, and is geared for commuting, or hilly twisty back roads. If you want to ride the interstate roads, this bike will do it, but you will want another gear for sure. It's handling is very tame and predictable. It does everything well, and super reliable. For sure it's a basic air cooled, carburated engine, but simplicity is good when you just want to fire it up and ride!
Show less
Helpful (1)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on April 7, 2008

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
I grew up with Harleys. Everyone in family rode a Harley. Unfortunately I couldn't afford a Harley so I started looking around and got the V-Star 650 this past September and fell in love. It is my first bike and it does everything I want it to. It handles well, is lightweight and easy to move... read more
I grew up with Harleys. Everyone in family rode a Harley. Unfortunately I couldn't afford a Harley so I started looking around and got the V-Star 650 this past September and fell in love. It is my first bike and it does everything I want it to. It handles well, is lightweight and easy to move around in. It is a great bike and I would recommend it to anyone.
Show less
Helpful (1)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on November 15, 2005

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
2003 Classic 650. Purchased new in June 2005 from a dealer. First long ride was 950 miles and I was sore. (don't think I'll do an iron butt.) The seat is now broken in and quite comfy. Runs and pulls really well. Two up can be a little doggy going uphill, but hey, it's a 650. Solo, it is a great... read more
2003 Classic 650. Purchased new in June 2005 from a dealer. First long ride was 950 miles and I was sore. (don't think I'll do an iron butt.) The seat is now broken in and quite comfy. Runs and pulls really well. Two up can be a little doggy going uphill, but hey, it's a 650. Solo, it is a great bike. I'm getting 50mpg around town and 44 on the road at a steady 75mph. It handles great and is quite nimble in the curves. I love the low seat height as it creates a low center of gravity.
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on November 27, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
Absolutely love this bike. Not knowing whether I would enjoy riding, it would have been hard to spend 15 to 20 thousand on a bike, just to turn around and sell it. Fell in love with riding the first week. The 1100 Classic is good looking, runs great, and is very dependable. I have bought a lot of... read more
Absolutely love this bike. Not knowing whether I would enjoy riding, it would have been hard to spend 15 to 20 thousand on a bike, just to turn around and sell it. Fell in love with riding the first week. The 1100 Classic is good looking, runs great, and is very dependable. I have bought a lot of accessories from the Yamaha catalog. They are good quality, nice fitting parts. Although, they are expensive. The bike is very comfortable. The seat is pretty good for stock. I cannot think of one negative thing about this bike. I expect to ride this bike for about 4 years. (Just have to try out the Harley lifestyle).
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on July 28, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
Bought my Classic new, late last June. Love going out on the country/farm roads here in Ohio and putting around. Not much of a freeway rider and in my opinion the 650 isn't really setup for a lot of that anyway. That 5th gear needed to have a little extra range, but that is the only negative I... read more
Bought my Classic new, late last June. Love going out on the country/farm roads here in Ohio and putting around. Not much of a freeway rider and in my opinion the 650 isn't really setup for a lot of that anyway. That 5th gear needed to have a little extra range, but that is the only negative I can come up with. Not that they won't run at those speeds and take it. Just that it feels like the RPMs are pushing it. As for me, it's just fine because I don't like the interstate and didn't need a "BIG" bike for the kind of riding I like to do. For boulevards and country roads...she's perfect.
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on July 23, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
This is my first cruiser. I originally went with a sport bike, but liked the look and feel of this bike better. I have received lots of compliments on the sound and look of the bike. Definitely a good... read more
This is my first cruiser. I originally went with a sport bike, but liked the look and feel of this bike better. I have received lots of compliments on the sound and look of the bike. Definitely a good buy.
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on July 19, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

4.0
I have 17,000 miles and 1 year on this bike. I commute every day an average of 60 miles/day. I should have bought the 1100 for its better highway cruising but the comments I receive from people that see the bike more than make up for the buzzing at 65-70 mph. I'm 6 ft. tall and the bike still... read more
I have 17,000 miles and 1 year on this bike. I commute every day an average of 60 miles/day. I should have bought the 1100 for its better highway cruising but the comments I receive from people that see the bike more than make up for the buzzing at 65-70 mph. I'm 6 ft. tall and the bike still doesn't feel like I'm all over it. Crash bars with pegs helps though. The extended warranty may be something to think about. I went with the two-year plan. Good thing, because the drive shaft/differential coupler splines just stripped out two days ago. Off to the shop! Great bike for the money though!
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on July 18, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
I got the bike less than a month ago and find myself wanting to ride it all the time. Whether it is down the street or to work. I had a great fear of bikes and took a course to see if I would like it. I love the feeling of the openness of riding. I thought this bike would be too heavy for me,... read more
I got the bike less than a month ago and find myself wanting to ride it all the time. Whether it is down the street or to work. I had a great fear of bikes and took a course to see if I would like it. I love the feeling of the openness of riding. I thought this bike would be too heavy for me, but you get used to the weight very quickly. It has power and turning abilities like a smaller bike. Great first timers bike. See ya on the road!
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on June 15, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
I just got this beauty, and I love it already. I have only ridden it down the street and back a few times, but it is very smooth, easy to operate, and a dream to ride. Who says cruisers aren't fast? Obviously they were wrong. This bike is solid and stable, and has enough power to roll down the... read more
I just got this beauty, and I love it already. I have only ridden it down the street and back a few times, but it is very smooth, easy to operate, and a dream to ride. Who says cruisers aren't fast? Obviously they were wrong. This bike is solid and stable, and has enough power to roll down the highway at the speed limit around where I live (65mph).
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
Voted most helpful review

Reviewed on May 31, 2004

RV reviewed 2003 Yamaha V Star Classic view listing

5.0
Plenty of power for myself (intermediate) and my wife (beginner) as a passenger. It's not a bullet bike...it's a cruiser and it performs as such. I highly recommend it for beginners (my wife is 5'4", 130lbs and handles it perfectly with or without me as a passenger as a first time rider). It's a... read more
Plenty of power for myself (intermediate) and my wife (beginner) as a passenger. It's not a bullet bike...it's a cruiser and it performs as such. I highly recommend it for beginners (my wife is 5'4", 130lbs and handles it perfectly with or without me as a passenger as a first time rider). It's a great intermediate bike that many people mistake for a Harley, without the price tag of one. Plenty of upgrades/add-ons available for this machine from Harley sounding pipes, saddlebags, windshields, backrests, hyper chargers, jets for the carbs, highway bars and more.......the sky's the limit.
Show less
Helpful (0)

FlagReport

Flag this review
Please select a reason
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3