Newly improved for 2010, the V Star 1300 Tourer is better than ever. Coming standard with hard leather-wrapped sidebags, passenger backrest and windshield, the touring package is designed from the factory so it’s styled consistently with the bike’s fluid lines.Now even more comfortable, changes include a new handlebar with more relaxed riding position, a newly contoured seat nearly a full inch lower, more chrome, a new tank badge and a new frame color. All of these changes compliment the Tourer’s modern classic styling and accent the distinctive Star look that make the 1300 one of the most desirable cruisers in its class.The change in handlebar bend brings the bars closer to the rider, for a more relaxed riding position and wider range of movement. In addition the shape of the seat has been redesigned with more of a “dish” shape for improved comfort and it allows riders to touch the ground easily, reducing the seat height to just 27.2 inches off the ground.Styling changes like the new 3-D emblem design on the fuel tank, a new chrome headlight housing, chrome belt guard and new gloss black finish on the frame further add to the high-quality look.Cruiser engines need to sound and feel a certain way, with big pulsing power and the sound and feel to back it up. The 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected
V-twin produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note. The engine’s four valve cylinder head contains roller rocker arms, ceramic composite cylinder sleeves and forged connecting rods connected to a single pin crankshaft for true V twin sound and power. The cooling system routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance. The virtually maintenance free belt drive transfers power from the transmission to the wheel with authority and delivers a quicker, more impressive throttle response feeling than a shaft drive.Of course the 1300 comes with great features you can’t get anywhere else like a steel gas tank and fenders, seven spoke wheels and matching drive pulley, top quality paint, a bright multi-reflector headlight and amber turn signals with clear lenses that give a custom look.In addition the Star Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.The updated V Star 1300 Tourer will be available in Star motorcycle dealerships nationwide beginning in September 2010 with a starting MSRP of $11,790 and available in Raven and Impact Blue.