2012 Yamaha V Star 1300
The perfect Star.
Not too big and not too small but with a personality all its own. That's the V Star 1300 with its belt drive, powerful 80-inch V-twin, steel fenders and flangeless fuel tank. Star quality from stem to stern and the looks to turn heads all in a package that is designed to navigate the urban maze in style.
Key Features: This midsize Star brings modern classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride.
Key Features: 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note.
Key Features: Modern-classic design, including a flangeless gas tank and two-into-one exhaust, gives the V Star 1300 that distinctive Star look.
Key Features: Steel chassis gets 48 percent of the bike’s weight on the front tire, for quick, light handling and maneuverability.
Key Features: Authentic cruiser features such as belt drive and steel fenders open up the customization possibilities even further.
Key Features: Estimated 42 mpg* means over 200 miles of riding between fill-ups.
Key Features: The Star® Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.
Engine: 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, single overhead cam 60-degree V-twin with dual counterbalancers offers plenty of smooth performance.
Engine: Computer-controlled twin-barrel fuel injection provides optimal mixture whatever the temperature or altitude.
Engine: Four valves per cylinder (36mm intake, 32mm exhaust) provide optimum combustion efficiency; roller rocker arms reduce friction for better performance and reduced wear.
Engine: Ceramic composite cylinder sleeves contain 100mm forged pistons for excellent durability and longevity.
Engine: 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing produce plenty of power across the board and a distinctive exhaust note.
Engine: Forged connecting rods ride a single crankpin for true V-twin sound and power.
Engine: Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission feeds power to an efficient, low-maintenance belt drive.
Engine: Sly cooling system routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance. Oil filter is easy to get to but also tucked nearly out of sight for clean, pure looks.
Engine: Hydraulic cam chain tensioner reduces noise and maintenance.
Chassis/Suspension: Steel cradle frame has four solid engine mounts—including one atop the front cylinder head—for maximum rigidity and excellent handling.
Chassis/Suspension: Stylish, braced steel swingarm and rear wheel are controlled by a single linkage-mounted shock absorber, adjustable for spring preload.
Chassis/Suspension: 41mm fork tubes with stainless covers look great and serve up a smooth, controlled ride.
Chassis/Suspension: Flangeless fuel tank carries 4.9 gallons of fuel. Mounting the fuel pump in a separate, tucked-away sub-tank allows the thin tank design.
Chassis/Suspension: Seven-spoke cast wheels and matching rear pulley mount fat, 16-inch tires for a cool period look albeit with big contact patches on the road.
Chassis/Suspension: A pair of 298mm front brake discs provide excellent power and feel.
Chassis/Suspension: Strong, light and low maintenance belt final drive routes power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheel.
Additional Features: Star quality paint, chrome and detailing vie for attention wherever you look; fenders are steel not plastic.
Additional Features: Retro-modern bar-mounted instrumentation contains analog speedometer along with LCD display; indicator lights for high beam, turn signal, low oil level, low fuel, coolant temperature, neutral—and engine diagnostic function.
Additional Features: Rider floorboards for comfort and room; heel/toe shifter makes moving through the five-speed gearbox a snap.
Chassis/Suspension: The shape of the seat has been designed with a "dish' shape for great comfort, and it allows riders to touch the ground easily.
2012 Yamaha V Star 1300
- Bore x Stroke
- 100.0 mm x 83.0 mm
- 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
- Fuel Capacity
- 4.9 gal
- Compression Ratio
- Fuel Delivery
- Fuel injection
- Fuel Economy
- 42 mpg
- Final Drive
- TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
- 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
- Double Cradle
- Brake Front
- Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
- Brake Rear
- Hydraulic disc, 298mm
- Suspension Front
- Telescopic fork; 5.3-in travel
- Suspension Rear
- Single shock; 4.3-in travel
- Tires Front
- 130/90-16M/C 67H
- Tires Rear
- 170/70B-16M/C 75H
- 7-spoke aluminum
- Wet Weight
- 668 lb
- 45.1 in
- 66.5 in
- 39.4 in
- 98.0 in
- Seat Height
- 27.2 in
- 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)