2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base

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2008 Yamaha VStar 1300 Base

Model Overview:

2008 VStar 1300 Base

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year 2007
Displacement (cc) 1304
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base


The 1300 series cruisers from Yamaha have the largest engines in the entire 2008 V Star lineup. The base MSRP for this motorbike is around $10,100. These cruiser engines are liquid-cooled and have four valves per cylinder. The frames of these cruisers are made of steel, the rear suspension is made of steel and the wheels are made of aluminum.

The cruisers are around 8.17 feet long, 38.6 inches wide, and around 43.9 inches high. The 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 cruisers come equipped with a two-piece vinyl seat and a grab rail. The passenger seats on these bikes are detachable. These cruisers come equipped with an exhaust guard, a belt guard and fork guards as well.

The V Star 1300 cruisers feature a floorboard for the driver and foot pegs for the passenger. These cruisers also provide halogen headlights, storage under the seat and lockable storage as well. The driver’s console for the 2008 Yamaha 1300 cruisers feature digital instrumentation, a trip odometer, a clock a speedometer, a fuel level warning light and a temperature warning light as well.

Many people love the powerful engine performance, the smooth and comfortable ride and the great exceptional that the 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 cruisers provide. Many riders also think the 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 cruisers are a great value for the money as well. Many riders praise these cruisers’ cornering capabilities and ability to hit 95 miles per hour in third gear.

New For 2008
  • The V Star 1300 series was first introduced by Yamaha in 2007. The V Star 1300 Base and Tourer models were carryover for 2008. Riders that were surveyed showed an overall preference for the 2007 Yamaha V Star 1300 when compared to the 2008 model and other cruisers currently available.

2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Specs

  • 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Base, V Star 1300 Tourer
  • Engine Type: 1304 cc four-stroke two-cylinder V-Twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.94 x 3.27 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9:5:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 28.1 inches
  • Curb Weight: 624 pounds, 668 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/90-16M/C 67H
  • Tires (Rear): 170/70B-16M/C 75H


  • The 2008 Yamaha V Star lineup is available in Raven, Candy Red/Black Cherry and Liquid Silver
  • Ball Milled Billet Fork Cap Covers
  • Billet Front Axle Bolt Covers
  • Chrome Metal Fender Tip Front Of Front Fender, Rear Fender and Rear Of Front Fender
  • Chrome Upper Belt Guard
  • Comfort Cruise Leather Solo Seat, Rider Backrest and Tour Passenger Pillion Pad
  • Custom Passenger Backrest Pad
  • Custom Tri-Bar Passing Lamps
  • Front Fender Trim Rail
  • Halogen Passing Lamps
  • Hard Leather Saddlebags
  • Hard Saddlebag Liners
  • Leather Tool Bag
  • Passing Lamp Mounts
  • Plain Passenger Backrest Pad and Saddlebags
  • Rear Fender Rack and Luggage Rack
  • Saddlebag Guards, Mounts, Support Bars and Trim Rails
  • Sealed Passing Lamps
  • Smooth Billet Fork Cap Covers and Frame Insert
  • Soft Throw-Over Saddlebags
  • Studded Saddlebags
  • Short, Medium or Tall Windshield and Windshield Mounts

Key Competitors For The 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300

  • 2008 Suzuki Boulevard C90T
  • 2008 Yamaha Road Star
  • 2008 Honda VTX 1300 R
  • 2008 Harley-Davidson Dyna Glide Super Glide
  • 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic

Available V Star 1300 Sub Models

2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer Buyer's Guide 2008 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer
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