2008 Vento V-Thunder

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2008 Vento V-Thunder before buying this Cruiser bike. Vento first introduced the VThunder model in 2005. With front Hydraulic Disc brakes that will securely stop this motorcycle on demand. It comes ...     read more
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2008 Vento VThunder

2008 Vento V-Thunder XL


The base MSRP for the 2008 Vento V-Thunder cruiser is around $3,600. The air-cooled engine for the 2008 V-Thunder cruiser is air-cooled and produces 24.1 horsepower at 8,000 RPM and 11.6 lb-ft of torque at 6,000 RPM. These cruisers are around 7.5 feet long, 35.8 inches wide, and about 52.8 inches tall. These cruisers are equipped with a standard two-piece vinyl seat that is designed to accommodate two riders.

The passenger seat comes equipped with a fixed backrest, and the passenger seat is detachable as well. These motorcycles also come equipped with standard equipment like a grab rail, floorboards for the driver and foot pegs for the passenger as well. The frame and rear suspension mechanisms of the 2008 Vento V-Thunder XL cruisers are made of steel, and the wheels are made from aluminum. These 2008 Vento motorbikes come equipped with standard chassis protectors, an engine case guard, fork guards, an exhaust guard and a side covers as well.

These cruisers also feature standard front and rear fenders. The center dash of these cruisers come equipped with a standard speedometer, a standard trip odometer and a fuel level warning light as well. These cruisers are also fitted with a standard alarm system, halogen headlights, passing lamps and a headlight mounting bar as well. The 2008 Thunder cruisers also feature a low-height tinted windshield that is adjustable. Many riders love the accessories and additional features that help make long-distance tours more convenient for the driver.

Many riders think the 2008 Vento V-Thunder is reasonably priced and is worth the money. Riders love the great fuel economy these cruisers provide, many riders get around 80 miles per gallon with the 2008 V-Thunder XL motorcycle. Some riders think these cruisers could be more comfortable or could come with bigger tires for the stock model. These riders complain that the stock shocks make the ride too stiff and that a softer or more comfortable seat could go a long way on this nearly perfect cruiser. Riders also complain that the stock headlight is pretty weak; fortunately, replacements are relatively cheap and easy to find at any hardware store.

Some riders complain about persistent mechanical problems and poor customer service from the manufacturer. Overall, surveyed riders preferred other cruisers and motorbikes when compared with the 2008 Vento V-Thunder. Riders thought the 2008 V-Thunder had better touring capabilities than most motorbikes, as well as better off-roading and racing track capabilities than most cruisers currently available.

These riders also thought that other cruisers and motorbikes were safer on the road and were more fun than the 2008 Vento V-Thunder motorcycle. Riders also thought other motorcycles had lower repair costs, better engine performance, better designs, and were more reliable than the 2008 Vento V-Thunder cruiser. Riders also thought that other motorcycles were worth more for the money in comparison to the 2008 V-Thunder cruiser.

New For 2008
  • Surveyed riders demonstrated a substantial preference for the 2007 Vento V-Thunder XL cruiser motorcycle in comparison to the 2008 version and other cruisers or motorcycles currently available. These riders preferred the engine performance, reliability, design and touring capabilities of the 2007 version when compared to the 2008 Vento V-Thunder XL cruiser. Riders also thought the 2007 model was safer on the road, has lower repair costs, was more fun to ride and was a better value for the money as well.

2008 Vento V-Thunder Specs

  • Model: 2008 Vento V-Thunder
  • Engine Type: 249 cc four-stroke two-cylinder V-Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.1 x 2.66 inches
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Belt/Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: N/A
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 375 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/90 R16
  • Tires (Rear): 120/90 R16


  • The 2008 Vento V-Thunder lineup is available in Titanium/Black, Silver/Black, Black, Chameleon Purple and Chameleon Orange.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Vento V-Thunder

  • 2008 QLINK Legacy 250
  • 2008 Hyosung Aquila GV250
  • 2008 Kymco Venox 250
  • 2008 Suzuki GZ 250
  • 2008 Yamaha V Star 250

Available V-Thunder Sub Models

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