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.

  • 2013 Star Motorcycle V Star Custom
  • Year:
    2013
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
  • Transmission:
    5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    49
  • Energy:
    (2) 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
  • Displacement:
    649 cc
  • Layout:
    49
  • Price:
    6990

Key Features

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- * 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.

Engine

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- * 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

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- * 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

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- * 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.

Specifications

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Engine Type 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled 70° V-twin; SOHC, 2 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 81 x 63mm
Compression Ratio 9.0:1
Fuel Delivery (2) 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Frame Steel; hidden shock
Suspension / Front 41mm telescopic fork; 5.5" travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; adjustable preload, 3.4-in travel
Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear 200mm drum
Tires / Front 100/90-19
Tires / Rear 170/80-15
Wheels Spoke
Length 92.1 in
Width 34.6 in
Height 42.3 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Wheelbase 63.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Fuel Economy** 49 mpg
Wet Weight*** 514 lb / California model: 518 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP* $6,990 (Raven) Available from July 2012
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