2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Review

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer Front View

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 has a casual touring stablemate. The 2012 V-Star 1300 Tourer version of the V-Star 1300 has all the same great features plus a windshield, locking saddlebags and passenger backrest. The value added items are sure to have the miles rolling by in style and comfort.

The engine size, displacement 1304 ml, liquid-cooled, short stroke, DOHC, 8 valve, 60 degree position, V-twin unparalleled accelerate the release of the undisputed power and torque and cruise performance. This V Star makes you feel good all over. The handlebars provide a relaxed riding position, the contoured seat is just 27.2 inches and with standard features like belt drive, leather covered hardbags and an adjustable windscreen you are ready to roll in style and comfort.



Displacement: 1311.05 ccm (80.00 cubic inches)
Engine type:    V2, four-stroke
Engine details:    60-degree V-twin. Ceramic composite cylinder sleeves contain 100mm forged pistons. Hydraulic cam chain tensioner.
Compression: 9.5:1
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 83.0 mm (3.9 x 3.3 inches)
Fuel system:    Injection
Fuel control:    SOHC
Ignition:    TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Cooling system:    Liquid
Gearbox:    5-speed


final drive:    Belt
Clutch:    Multiplate wet
Fuel consumption:    5.60 litres/100 km (17.9 km/l or 42.00 mpg)
Greenhouse gases:    129.9 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)
Emission details:    Oxygen sensor and catalyst reduce emissions.


Frame type:    Double Cradle
Rake (fork angle):    29.0°
Trail:    102 mm (4.0 inches)
Front suspension: Telescopic fork
Front suspensiontravel:    135 mm (5.3 inches)
Rear suspension: Single shock
Rear suspension travel:    109 mm (4.3 inches)
Front tyre dimensions:    130/90-M16
Rear tyre dimensions:    170/70-B16
Front brakes:    Double disc
Front brakes diameter:    298 mm (11.7 inches)
Rear brakes:    Single disc
Rear brakes diameter:    298 mm (11.7 inches)
Wheels:    7-spoke aluminum

Physical Measures

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:    323.0 kg (712.0 pounds)
Seat height:    691 mm (27.2 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height:    1,519 mm (59.8 inches)
Overall length:    2,489 mm (98.0 inches)
Overall width:    1,001 mm (39.4 inches)
Wheelbase: 1,689 mm (66.5 inches)
Fuel capacity:    18.55 litres (4.90 gallons)

Other Features

Starter:    Electric
Factory warranty:    1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Color options:    Granite Gray
Comments:    Windshield

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer Front View

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer Side

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer Complete View

2012 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Tourer

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