2014 Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe

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Star Motorcycles revealed their 2014 version of the V Star 1300 Deluxe. The motorcycle comes with a comprehensive list of comfort features including an audio system with iPod/iPhone compability, audio hand controller, a Garmin zumo 665 motorcycle-friendly navigation system, hard bags and steel fenders.

The 2014 Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe is propelled by a liquid-cooled, V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder engine with a displacement of 80-cubic-inch (1304cc). The unit is mated to a 5-speed transmission with multiplate wet clutch.

The bike is built on a double cradle frame and rides on 41mm telescopic forks (5.3-In travel) and a rear single shock (4.3-In travel).

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include a braced steel swingarm, a dish-shaped seat, a 4.9 gallons fuel tank, seven-spoke cast wheels and a pair of 298mm front brake discs.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe.

Overview

Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe

All dressed up with everywhere to go.

This production midsize bagger is packed with features including a torquey 80 cubic-inch engine, fork mounted fairing with a fully-integrated dash, audio system with iPod/iPhone compability, audio hand controller, Garmin zumo 665 motorcycle-friendly navigation system, hard bags with tons of storage, steel fenders, and much more. The V Star 1300 Deluxe truly is in a class by itself.

2014 Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe Key Features:

Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe

• The V Star 1300 Deluxe delivers exceptional value in the full-dress category, at a surprisingly low MSRP, making it the ideal choice for the midsize cruiser rider wanting high-end appearance and features.

• The fork mounted fairing offers riders great weather protection, dynamic, sporty good looks, and houses dual speakers that offer great sound when cruising down the road.

• A fully integrated dash and audio system with iPod®/iPhone® compatibility. Riders can control their music on a control pod located on the left handlebar.

• The V Star 1300 Deluxe is equipped with a rugged, waterproof Garmin® zumo® 665 GPS. Features include motorcycle-friendly navigation, including weather and traffic conditions (if subscribed to monthly service), lane assist, and 3D building view. XM® satellite radio (with subscription) and Bluetooth® wireless functionality.

• Hard, lockable side bags have spacious room for long trips or commuting, and each hold 7.6 gallons.

• Real steel fenders make V Star 1300 Deluxe ideal for customization.

• The Star® Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.

Engine:

Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe

• 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, single overhead cam 60-degree V-twin with dual counterbalancers offers plenty of smooth performance.

• Computer-controlled twin-barrel fuel injection provides optimal mixture whatever the temperature or altitude.

• Four valves per cylinder (36mm intake, 32mm exhaust) provide optimum combustion efficiency; roller rocker arms reduce friction for better performance and reduced wear.

• Ceramic composite cylinder sleeves contain 100mm forged pistons for excellent durability and longevity.

• 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing produce plenty of power across the board and a distinctive exhaust note.

• Forged connecting rods ride a single crankpin for true V-twin sound and power.

• Smooth-shifting transmission feeds power to an efficient, low-maintenance belt drive.

• Sly cooling system routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance. Oil filter is easy to get to but also tucked nearly out of sight for clean looks.

• Hydraulic cam chain tensioner reduces noise and maintenance.

Chassis/Suspension:

Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe

• Steel cradle frame has four solid engine mounts—including one atop the front cylinder head—for maximum rigidity and excellent handling.

• Stylish, braced steel swingarm and rear wheel are controlled by a single linkage-mounted shock absorber, adjustable for spring preload.

• 41mm fork tubes with stainless covers look great and serve up a smooth, controlled ride.

• The shape of the seat has been designed with a “dish” shape for great comfort, and it allows riders to touch the ground easily.

• Fuel tank carries 4.9 gallons of fuel. Mounting the fuel pump in a separate, tucked-away sub-tank allows the thin tank design.

• Seven-spoke cast wheels and matching rear pulley mount fat, 16-inch tires for a cool period look albeit with big contact patches on the road.

• A pair of 298mm front brake discs provide excellent power and feel.

• Strong, light and low maintenance belt final drive routes power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheel.

Additional Features:

Star Motorcycles V Star 1300 Deluxe

• The fork mounted fairing offers riders great weather protection, dynamic, sporty good looks, and houses dual speakers that offer great sound when cruising down the road.

• A fully integrated dash and audio system with iPod®/iPhone® compatibility. Riders can control their music on a control pod located on the left handlebar.

• The V Star 1300 Deluxe is equipped with a rugged, waterproof Garmin® zumo 665 GPS. Features include motorcycle-friendly navigation, including weather and traffic conditions (if subscribed to monthly service), lane assist, and 3D building view. XM® satellite radio (with subscription) and Bluetooth® wireless functionality.

• Hard, lockable side bags have spacious room for long trips or commuting, and each hold 7.6 gallons.

• Star quality paint, chrome and detailing vie for attention wherever you look; fenders are steel not plastic.

• A 3D tank emblem design adorns the V Star 1300 Deluxe and evokes a modern-classic look.

• Retro-modern bar-mounted instrumentation contains analog speedometer along with LCD display; indicator lights for high beam, turn signal, low oil level, low fuel, coolant temperature, neutral—and engine diagnostic function.

• Rider floorboards for comfort and room; heel/toe shifter makes moving through the five-speed gearbox a snap.

• Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.

• 02 sensor and catalyst reduce emissions.

Specifications

Engine TypeLiquid-cooled V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Displacement80-cubic-inch (1304cc)
Bore x Stroke100.0 mm x 83.0 mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Fuel DeliveryFuel injection
IgnitionTCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveBelt
FrameDouble Cradle
Suspension / Front41mm Telescopic fork; 5.3-in travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / RearHydraulic disc, 298mm
Tires / Front130/90-16M/C 67H
Tires / Rear170/70B-16M/C 75H
Wheels7-spoke aluminum
Length98.0 in
WidthN/A
Height45.1 in
Seat Height27.2 in
Wheelbase66.5 in
Fuel Capacity4.9 gal
Fuel Economy**42 mpg
Wet Weight***717 lb
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Price*$13,790

* Price and Specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.

** Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your, vechile, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

*** Wet weight includes the vechile with all standart equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisions with other models.


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