2012 Yamaha V Star Classic
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2012 Yamaha V Star Classic Specifications

  • Updated: 2023-03-20

General information

ModelYamaha V Star Classic
Price as newUS$ 6590. MSRP depends on country, taxes, accessories, etc.

Engine and transmission

Displacement655.5 ccm (40.00 cubic inches)
Engine typeV2, four-stroke
Engine details70° V twin. Forged aluminum pistons.
Bore x stroke81.0 x 63.0 mm (3.2 x 2.5 inches)
Valves per cylinder2
Fuel systemCarburettor. 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
Fuel controlSingle Overhead Cams (SOHC)
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Cooling systemAir
Transmission typeShaft drive (cardan) (final drive)
ClutchMultiplate wet
Fuel consumption4.80 litres/100 km (20.8 km/l or 49.00 mpg)
Greenhouse gases111.4 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission)

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels

Frame typeSteel; hidden shock
Rake (fork angle)32.0°
Trail102 mm (4.0 inches)
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Front wheel travel140 mm (5.5 inches)
Rear suspensionSingle shock
Rear wheel travel99 mm (3.9 inches)
Front tire130/90-16
Rear tire170/80-15
Front brakesSingle disc. Hydraulic
Diameter298 mm (11.7 inches)
Rear brakesExpanding brake (drum brake). Hydraulic
Diameter200 mm (7.9 inches)
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc246.8 kg (544.0 pounds)
Seat height709 mm (27.9 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height1105 mm (43.5 inches)
Overall length2451 mm (96.5 inches)
Overall width930 mm (36.6 inches)
Ground clearance145 mm (5.7 inches)
Wheelbase1626 mm (64.0 inches)
Fuel capacity15.90 litres (4.20 US gallons)
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