2016 Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom


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V-Star 650 Custom


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"MSRP $6999.00. CASH PRICE $6299.00. SAVE $700.00. All Yamaha Rebates included. The VStar 650 Custom features lots of chrome, luminous paint, a bobtail rear fender, and the convenience of a clean, quiet shaft drive. Don't be surprised if your friends think it's a one-of-a-kind custom machine. Freight, assembly & PDI included. All Yamaha Rebates & incentives included. Tax & licensing extra.


The V-Star 650 Custom features lots of chrome, luminous paint, a bobtail rear fender, and the convenience of a clean, quiet shaft drive. Don't be surprised if your friends think it's a one-of-a-kind custom machine.

Power: Beautifully chromed and polished 649cc (40-cubic-inch), air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 70 degree, V-twin cranks out torquey low- and mid-range power for smooth cruising performance. Maximum torque occurs at a low 3,000 rpm.

Style: Industry-leading, Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

Engine Features
  • 649cc (40-cubic-inch), air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 70 degree, V-twin: maximum torque is reached at 3,500 rpms for relaxed cruising performance; good low & mid-range power for smooth, relaxed cruising performance; lots of chrome engine parts highlight quality & value
  • Engine has been designed to produce strong torque & horsepower in the most usable riding range (50 to 110 km/hr.).
  • SOHC, 2-valve cylinder heads: tradition & simple 2- valve design; 37 mm intake & 32 mm exhaust valves; stylish chromed cylinder head covers; basic rocker arm valve actuation... simple design that is easy to maintain / adjust
  • Air-cooled engine design: excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery; cooling fins have been designed for good cooling even in stop & go traffic; cooling fins feature polished edges; simple, classic design
  • Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce mechanical noise & simplify maintenance.
  • Traditional "bore-able" cylinder design: in the event of an issue cylinder can be over bored
  • Forged aluminum pistons: less reciprocating mass for fast engine response; reduced mechanical vibration for excellent reliability
  • Single pin style crankshaft: design accentuates V-twin engine character, pulse feel & sound
  • Wet sump lubrication system with easy access element type oil filter.
  • Twin Mikuni BDS28 carbs: system uses throttle position sensor (TPS) to optimize intake air flow & power; crisp throttle response
  • Classic side mounted air box: houses an easy access, a high-flow viscous paper-type filter
  • Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission: ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery; 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds; light, easy clutch lever pull; one piece classic heel-and-toe shifter reinforces that classic image
  • Shaft drive, final drive: low-maintenance shaft drive; exposed, chrome drive shaft reduces weight; clean, quiet performance with no chain adjustments or chain lube splatter
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI): produces a strong spark for fast starts; provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at all rpms
  • 2 into 2 exhaust system: large diameter header pipes for strong low & midrange power; chromed, shot gun style mufflers produce a low, throaty V-Twin growl; heat shields protect rider & passenger from hot components; dual catalyzers reduces harmful exhaust emissions
  • Air Injection System injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt fuel, reducing exhaust emissions.
Chassis/Suspension Features
  • Tube type, double cradle steel frame: provides roomy ergonomics; low 695 mm (27.4") seat height; 35 degree rake angle; engine mounting position provides a low center of gravity for light, easy handling
  • Tube type, steel triangulated swingarm.
  • 41mm fork provides 140mm (5.5") of wheel travel: smooth, comfortable ride; chip guards help prevent stone chip in fork tubes
  • Adjustable, single-shock rear suspension with 86 mm (3.4") of wheel travel: 7-step spring preload-adjustability allows the rider to tailor spring settings to match load or road conditions; shock is hidden from view to provide a clean, custom "hard tail" look
  • Single 298 mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper delivers strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.
  • Rear drum brake: brake shoe wear indicator; easy access wing nut adjuster for fast adjustments as brake shoes wear
  • Separate rider & passenger seats: low-profile rider & passenger seats offer excellent comfort; low 695 mm (27.4") seat height allows most riders to put feet firmly on the ground; passenger seat can be removed if desired
  • Classic, chromed, spoked wheels: front wheel size is MT2.50 x 19 with 100/90-19 tire; rear wheel size is MT3.50x15 with wide 170/90-15 tire
  • Forward mounted, rider foot pegs for that special "custom" riding position.
  • 16-litre fuel tank: provides an extended riding range; reserve portion is 3 litres; on-off reserve fuel petcock
  • Fuel tank-mounted speedometer: functions include; speedometer, odometer & trip meter; self-diagnostic function
  • Bright 60/55 watt halogen headlight.
  • Industry-leading Star family fit & finish
  • Steering lock is integrated into the main ignition switch
  • Locking left side cover with small storage compartment
  • Self-cancelling turn signals
  • Helmet lock
  • Bungee cord tie down "hooks" on rear passenger foot peg mounts
  • Oil level sight glass window
  • Low-maintenance (battery should be charged during winter storage)
  • Engine: Air-cooled,SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 70 deg., V-twin
  • Displacement: 649cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 81 x 63mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.0:1
  • Maximum Torque: 5.2kg-m (37.6 ft. lb.)@ 3,000 rpm
  • Fuel Delivery: Mikuni BDS28 x 2
  • Estimated Fuel Consumption┬▒: 20.7kpl / 58.5mpg (Imp.)
  • Ignition / Starting: TCI / Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Suspension (Front): 41mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Adustable link Monocross
  • Brakes (Front): Single 298mm disc / twin piston caliper
  • Brakes (Rear): Drum
  • Tires (Front): 100/90-19
  • Tires (Rear): 170/80-15
Critical Data
  • Length: 2,340mm (92.1 in.)
  • Width: 880mm (34.6 in.)
  • Height: 1,075mm (42.3 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1,610mm (63.4 in.)
  • Seat Height: 695mm (27.4 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 16 L (3.5 imp. gal.)
  • Wet Weight: 233kg (514 lb.)
  • Colour(s): Bluish Pearl White



Engine Type
SOHC, 4-valves (2-valves/cyl), 70 deg., V-twin
Bore and Stroke
81 x 63mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mikuni BDS28 x 2


Front Suspension
41mm fork
Rear Suspension
Adustable link Monocross
Front Brakes
Single 298mm disc / twin piston caliper
Rear Brakes
Front Tire
Rear Tire


1,610mm (63.4 in.)
Seat Height
695mm (27.4 in.)
Fuel Capacity
16 L (3.5 imp. gal.)
20.7kpl / 58.5mpg (Imp.)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 233 kg (514 lb.)


Final Drive


Bluish Pearl White