Saturday, January 8, 2011

New V Star Custom 2011

2011 V Star Custom
General review, specifications and features for the New V Star Custom 2011.

2011 V Star Custom Specifications

Engine Type: 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin, SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder

Bore x Stroke: 81 x 63mm

Compression Ratio: 9.0 : 1

Fuel Delivery: 2x 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors

Ignition: TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)

Transmission: 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch

Final Drive: Shaft

Frame: Steel, hidden shock

Suspension/Front: 41mm telescopic fork, 5.5" travel

Suspension/Rear: Single shock, adjustable preload, 3.4-in travel

Brakes/Front: Hydraulic disc, 298mm

Brakes/Rear: 200mm drum

Tires/Front: 100/90-19

Tires/Rear: 170/80-15

Wheels: Spoke

Length: 92.0 in

Width: 34.6 in

Height: 42.0 in

Seat Height: 27.4 in

Wheelbase: 63.4 in

Ground Clearance: 5.5 in

Fuel Capacity: 4.2 gal

Fuel Economy: 48.9 mpg

Wet Weight: 513 lb/California model: 517 lb

2011 V Star Custom Features

  • Engine Features - The New 2011 V Star Custom beautifully chromed and polished 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled, SOHC 70-degree V-twin cranks out torquey low and mid-range power with minimal engine rpm, maximum torque is reached at only 3000 rpm for powerful, smooth cruising performance. Forged, lightweight pistons. Greater durability and reduced vibration and reciprocating mass. Efficient and quiet shaft drive. Requires almost no maintenance. Ceramic-composite, cylinder-bore plating ensures superior heat dissipation. Offers better cooling and longer engine life. Thick, cylnder cooling fins. Enhances the stylish look while increasing efficiency. Dual, heated Mikuni® 28mm carburetors with a throttle position sensor (TPS) features a progressive pulley, electronic fuel pump and handy side-mounted air filter. Provides a consistent fuel flow, great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev-range. Wide-ratio five-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery to the asphalt. Efficient and quiet shaft drive requires almost no maintenance. Two-into-two chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling and deliver maximum low- and mid-range engine output.

  • Chassis Features - The New 2011 V Star Custom is stout, large-diameter steel frame is designed to provide low seat height with ample rider legroom. The bobbed fender evoke’s a look that’s both sporty and stylish. Extra long, 63.4-inch wheelbase adds to rider comfort, handling, and creates a long and low retro look. Large, low-profile seat provides exceptional rider comfort while low, 27.4-inch seat height allows rider to put feet down for extra confidence at stoplights. 41mm aluminum telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel and tube protectors ensures a smooth ride with stylishly sporty durability. Link-type, preload-adjustable single rear shock with 3.4 inches of travel provides excellent handling and plusher ride quality. Rear shock is tucked out of sight under sporty bobtail fender for that classic, hardtail look. Single front disc and rear drum brakes deliver strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power. Narrow front tire on wire-spoked wheel completes the Custom’s design and delivers quick steering for sporty handling.

Related models: 2011 V Star 950, 2011 V Star 1300, 2011 Road Star S, 2011 Star Stryker, 2011 Star Raider, 2011 Star Raider S, 2011 V Star 250

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