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2011 Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer

The V Star 1300 Tourer exudes the kind of attitude that you’d want in a full-fledged tourer bike. It’s no wonder why Star Motorcycles went completely all-out in building a bike that you only need to take a good look at to fall in love with.

Built with careful attention and directed towards outstanding looks, powerful performance, and superb handling, the V Star 1300 Tourer brings modern-classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride.

The 1304cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin engine produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note. Combine that to a modern-classic design and a steel chassis that makes for light handling and maneuverability, and you have a bike that’s every bit as good as advertised.

It’s no secret that the V Star 1300 Tourer is a bike directed for hardcore enthusiasts. It doesn’t play any games, nor does it overexcite its capabilities; it’s a full-fledged tourer that pulls no punches and offers everything you’ll want in a bike of its stature.

Find out more about the Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer after the jump.

Design

Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer

The V Star 1300 Tourer gets even more chrome, if that’s even possible. The chrome headlight housing and chrome belt guard complements the gloss black finish on the frame, adding a high-quality look that’s right on par with Star Motorcycle’s reputation. It also has hard leather-wrapped sidebags, a passenger backrest, and windshield. The touring package is designed from the factory so it’s styled consistently with the bike’s fluid lines.The midsize V Star 1300 Tourer brings modern-classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride. A retro-modern bar-mounted instrumentation is also present, containing an analog speedometer along with an LCD display indicator lights for high beam, turn signal, low oil level, low fuel, coolant temperature, neutral, and engine diagnostic function. Rounding out the design features of the V Star 1300 are the floating floorboards and the adjustable heel and toe shifter that provide a comfortable, low-effort ride, and make moving through the 5-speed gearbox a snap. There is also a bright multireflector headlight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses.

Performance

Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer

Powering the V Star 1300 Tourer is a 1,304cc 60-degree, SOHC, V-twin engine that delivers smooth power to the ground, while maintaining the
classic big cruiser sound and pulse characteristics. The engine is fuel injected with each cylinder fed by its own injector spraying into twin 36mm intake valves, while the twin bore design allows the computer-controlled system to feed a precise amount of fuel/air mixture to the engine. The result is strong, smooth, and seamless performance across the full range of engine rpm. A new cooling system on the bike routes the liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance. The oil filter is easy to get to, but also tucked nearly out of sight for clean, pure looks while the belt drive transfers power from the transmission to the wheel with authority.

Chassis and Suspension

Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer

The Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer has been built on a double cradle steel frame, giving the bike a rigid base for nimble handling while also allowing enough frame flex to be comfortable on the open road. The swingarm’s sleek design is intergrated into the overall styling of the whole bike. The bike features 41mm fork tubes with stainless covers that not only look great, but also serve up a smooth, controlled ride. Dual 298mm front and single rear disc brakes provide consistent and predictable stopping power for driving in traffic or out on the open highway.

Specifications

Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer
ModelXVS13CTAR
Engine Type80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled
V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel Injection
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission5-speed;
multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveBelt
FrameDouble cradle
Suspension/FrontTelescopic fork;
5.3-in travel
Suspension/RearSingle shock;
4.3-in travel
Brakes/FrontDual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brake/RearHydraulic disc, 298mm
Tire/Front130/90-16M/C 67H
Tire/Rear170/70B-16M/C 75H
Wheels7-spoke aluminum
L x W x H98.0 x 38.6 x 43.9 in
Seat Height28.1 in
Wheelbase66.5 in
Fuel Capacity4.9 gal
Est. Fuel Economy42 mpg
Wet Weight712 lb
ColorCandy Red


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