Buyers Guide 2016 Star V Star Custom | Buyer's Guide

2016 Star V Star Custom | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Star V Star Custom

2016 Star V Star Custom | Buyer's Guide
2016 Star V Star Custom

With a hardtail look, shaft drive, bobbed front fender, and a ducktail in the rear, the 2016 Star V Star Custom is certainly a unique member of the Star line.

The air-cooled motor, dual 28mm Mikuni carbs, wire wheels, drum rear brake, and chrome exhaust add to the authentic look of the Custom. Displacing 40 cubic inches and sporting a short stroke motor, the V Star Custom is certainly capable on the freeway and light enough to enjoy in town. A shaft drive keeps maintenance down and reliability up.

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2016 Star V Star Custom Specs:

  • Engine Type 40-cubic-inch (649cc) air-cooled SOHC 70° V-twin; 4 valves
  • Bore x stroke: 81 x 63mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.0:1
  • Fuel delivery: Dual 28mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
  • Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
  • Final drive: Shaft
  • Front suspension: 41mm telescopic fork; 5.5 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Single shock, adjustable preload; 3.4 inches of travel
  • Front brake: Hydraulic disc, 298mm
  • Rear brake: 200mm drum
  • Front tire: 100/90-19
  • Rear tire: 170/80-15
  • L x W x H: 92.1 x 34.6 x 42.3 inches
  • Seat height: 27.4 inches
  • Wheelbase: 63.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 4.2 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 49 mpg
  • Wet weight: 514 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

2016 Star V Star Custom Price:

  • MSRP $6990

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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