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4.6 (4 reviews)
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4.8
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4.5
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4.8
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4.3

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Reviewed on September 25, 2023

RV reviewed 2007 Yamaha VStar 1100 view listing

4.8
Found a 2005 v star 1100 and pick it up for $1200. The couple didn't ride any more and were happy to see it go. Ended up selling it for $2900 just a couple weeks later. It was a great bike, but I didn't really think it was for me. Just a year later, since I had $$, I started looking for another... read more
Found a 2005 v star 1100 and pick it up for $1200. The couple didn't ride any more and were happy to see it go. Ended up selling it for $2900 just a couple weeks later. It was a great bike, but I didn't really think it was for me. Just a year later, since I had $$, I started looking for another bike. Found my 07 v star 1300 sitting on a street corner that had been there for awhile ( about 8 months). Once I was able to find the owner and test ride it ,found out it had a dead cylinder. Anyway, after agreeing with the owner that I would purchase the bike if I could take it to a shop and get it running, he allowed me to take it and 7 days and $107 later, the bike was mine. It is a perfect fit for me. I even tried to sell it but it's mine. So I ended up buying a trailer for it to be able to do some traveling with it.
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Reviewed on December 15, 2021

RV reviewed 2017 Yamaha Super tenere view listing

5.0
I bought this leftover 2020 model just 30 Days ago. I have logged in just over 1200 miles. I am getting approximately 41 miles to the gallon. I rode 7 hours in one day and I was very comfortable the entire trip. There is not enough power for me for riding two-up. It is perfect for a solo rider... read more
I bought this leftover 2020 model just 30 Days ago. I have logged in just over 1200 miles. I am getting approximately 41 miles to the gallon. I rode 7 hours in one day and I was very comfortable the entire trip. There is not enough power for me for riding two-up. It is perfect for a solo rider with luggage. I am 6 foot tall and 270 Pounds. The stock windshield is okay but I would prefer a taller windshield. My only complaint is a the windshield is awkward to raise or lower. Handling is amazing. Wind protection from the fairing is good. Minimal air blows on my knees. Headlights are bright. Brakes work well. Sport Mode is jerky but fun. Touring Mode is tamed and my choice for cruising. Overall ergonomics is excellent for my size and built. Cruise control works as expected. Heated Handgrips are the best. The kickstand is not confidence inspiring but they work. Something just feels odd or unstable when mounting or unmounting the bike. Opposed to saying this the best bike I've ever own, I will say it is my favorite bike to date out of owning 11 bikes in my lifetime. I test rode a 2021 Honda Goldwing DCT in which was my ultimate experience on a motorcycle. I chose the ST for it's versatility, reliability, touring range, and price. My purpose is mostly for long distance travel on road.
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Reviewed on July 15, 2021

RV reviewed 2017 Yamaha Super tenere view listing

4.3
Very smooth reliable motorcycle. Tons of power and comfort. Very confident on the pavement and Very well balanced. The dirt is not this bikes strong point too heavy and under sprung for serious off road. Fire roads are fun but definitely have to be ready for the unexpected. Definitely fun in the... read more
Very smooth reliable motorcycle. Tons of power and comfort. Very confident on the pavement and Very well balanced. The dirt is not this bikes strong point too heavy and under sprung for serious off road. Fire roads are fun but definitely have to be ready for the unexpected. Definitely fun in the dirt but not a dirt bike. Long rides are easy. No pain or problems with a 5 or 6 hundred mile day. For the cost and reliability these bikes are a great deal.
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Reviewed on December 7, 2020

RV reviewed 200 Yamaha VStar 1100 view listing

4.3
I bought the bike in October 2012 with 13000 miles on it only put about 150 miles on it. Then in spring of 2013 until 2020 I put 17000 miles on it. I have joyed all the miles I put on the bike. But this past year I learned that the V Star 1100 as a starter clutch issues with it. My bike was... read more
I bought the bike in October 2012 with 13000 miles on it only put about 150 miles on it. Then in spring of 2013 until 2020 I put 17000 miles on it. I have joyed all the miles I put on the bike. But this past year I learned that the V Star 1100 as a starter clutch issues with it. My bike was starting up hard and when I did some investigating I found out this was a issue with the V star 1100. I need to replace it this spring it will cost me about 450$ just for the parts and 3 hours of labor at 78 dollars an hour. That's the only issue I have Yamaha should have done a recall on them. The bike is extremely comfortable for me I'm 5 8 weigh 160 lb I'm 62 years old I will keep the bike until I can't physically ride it anymore. Then buy a Cam Am Spider.
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