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2007 Yamaha Star V-Star 1300 Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2007 Yamaha Star V-Star 1300. 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300 First Ride .

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Understanding the high demand for customization from its customer base, Star made the new V13's 2-into-1 exhaust aftermarket friendly by positioning the oxygen sensor in front of the muffler.
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The new V13 won't disappoint Star's base of custom riders looking for a good platform to build off.
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As on all cruisers, the limiting factor is ground clearance, leaving enough of a margin for error to not over-tax the stock Bridgestone (or Dunlop) tires in 130/90-16 and 170/70-16 sizes, front and rear, mounted on seven-spoke cast-aluminum wheels.
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The V-Star does its best to keep an air-cooled look with its discreet radiator mounted between the downtubes.
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Compared to the older model, the V13's seat is 30mm rearward and the bars are 27mm lower, while the floorboards are in the same location.
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Getting a healthy bump in performance over the V11's mill, the V-Star 1300 not only casts aside its air-cooled ways but also trades in the old shaft-drive for a new belt configuration.
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Its instruments, framed by a chrome surround, are attractive and easy to read except when the sun hits the glass face at some angles.
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The roads surrounding the press launch's home base in Asheville, NC, are mostly of the twisty kind that motorcyclists love, and here the V-Star proved to be quite capable.
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The Touring version of the V13 gives it a definite touring feel.
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The V-Star 1300 is one sweet machine that is going to make a lot of cruiser consumers very happy. To do it at only a tick over $10 grand makes the achievement especially impressive.
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Decent wheel control is offered by a 41mm fork with a bump-soothing 5.3 inches of travel.
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The V-Star 1300, shown here in its Tourer guise, is in its element when exploring the sublime backroads of North Carolina.
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The V13's clutch is very easy to modulate and has a fairly light pull for a cable-actuated unit.
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The Great Smokey Mountains provided some fantastic scenery to test the new Star.
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The Blue Ridge Parkway outside of Asheville, NC, provided the perfect byway to test the refined and well-executed V-Star.
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The V-Star 1300 is a full-featured cruiser that will make its owner proud, all for a relatively low $10,090 MSRP.
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Not only is the V13's mill blessed with smooth throttle reapplication, the engine vibrations are superbly quelled by single-axis, double-crankshaft balancers mounted to the left and right of the crank.
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The new V-Star's powerplant produces ample output on the top end, but its initial grunt down low doesn't match the oomph of its competition.
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A more touring-oriented V-Star can be had for an extra $1100.
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Taking 10% off Star's crankshaft power ratings yields about 70 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque at the belt-driven rear wheel.
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The touring version of the V13 features a giant-sized windscreen.
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The Tourer model features a protective windscreen, leather-covered hard-shell luggage and a passenger-friendly backrest.
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The V13's power is strong but not impressively so at lower revs.
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As with many of its competitors, the liquid-cooled V-Star does its best to keep an air-cooled look with its discreet radiator mounted between the downtubes.
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Star Motorcycle's new V-Star 1300 offers heaps of style and performance for its reasonable $10K price tag.
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The V-Star 1300 headlight.