2013 Star Motorcycle V Star Custom

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Developed for those looking for a well polished cruiser which is able to deal great with both long and short journeys, the Star Motorcycle V Star Custom rewards its riders with a great handling and a classic look.

The V Star Custom is the lightest model in the Star lineup and features dual exhausts, custom-looking clear turn signals and of course lots of chrome. Moreover, thanks to the 27.4-inch seat height you can stay with your both feet on the pavement.

Power comes from chromed 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled, SOHC 70-degree V-twin which delivers an estimated fuel consumption of 49 mpg. The engine is married to a wide-ratio five-speed transmission which offers a smooth power delivery to the pavement. The bike also comes with dual, heated Mikuni 28mm carburetors with a throttle position sensor (TPS) and two-into-two chrome exhaust pipes.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Star Motorcycle V Star Custom.

Key Features

Star Motorcycle V Star Custom
  • The V Star Custom is the lightest of the full-size Stars, which means great handling and performance are along for the ride, too.
  • Dual exhausts, custom-looking clear turn signals, lots of chrome—the V Star Custom represents tremendous cruiser bang for the buck.
  • Classic rigid-look rear end serves up 3.4 inches of rear wheel travel damped by a hidden preload-adjustable shock, offering up a great ride.
  • 27.4-inch seat height lets riders get both feet on the pavement.
  • Estimated 49 mpg** means over 200 miles of riding before fill-ups.


Star Motorcycle 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.
  • Two-into-two chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling and deliver maximum low- and mid-range engine output.

Chassis and Suspension

Star Motorcycle V Star Custom
  • Stout, large-diameter steel frame is designed to provide low seat height with ample rider legroom.
  • The bobbed fender evokes 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.

Additional Features

Star Motorcycle V Star Custom
  • Industry-leading Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a stunningly timeless machine.
  • Large, 4.2-gallon teardrop fuel tank features class-leading fuel capacity for extra-long-distance cruising range.
  • Beautiful, tank-mounted speedometer is designed with a large face for easy reading of tripmeter/odometer displays and turn signal, neutral, high beam, and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
  • Chrome, bullet-style 60/55-watt halogen headlight adds a nice, stylish touch and maximizes nighttime visibility.
  • Maintenance-free 12V 10AH battery ensures reliable, no-fuss starting.
  • Under seat helmet holder increases convenience for the rider.
  • Locking compartment under side cover. Secure storage for small items.


Star Motorcycle V Star Custom
Engine Type40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke81 x 63mm
Compression Ratio9.0:1
Fuel Delivery(2) 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
Ignition TCI:Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveShaft
FrameSteel; hidden shock
Suspension / Front41mm telescopic fork; 5.5" travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock; adjustable preload, 3.4-in travel
Brakes / FrontHydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear200mm drum
Tires / Front100/90-19
Tires / Rear170/80-15
Length92.1 in
Width34.6 in
Height42.3 in
Seat Height27.4 in
Wheelbase63.4 in
Ground Clearance5.5 in
Fuel Capacity4.2 gal
Fuel Economy**49 mpg
Wet Weight***514 lb / California model: 518 lb
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP*$6,990 (Raven) Available from July 2012

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