2012 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer

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2012 Yamaha VStar 1300 Tourer

Model Overview:

2012 VStar 1300 Tourer

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

2012 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer


The 2012 Yamaha V Star 1300 is everything you need in a motorcycle. It’s not too big; it’s not too small. It fits just right, and clings to the road the way you’ll end up clinging to it. A contoured seat, only about 27 inches off the ground, and handlebars tailored to a relaxed riding position provide for relaxed, comfortable seating as you roar down the highway. The 41mm KYB front fork suspension features stylish large-diameter brushed-finished cover, and offers 5.3 inches of travel, making for a smooth ride.

The V Star 1300 Tourer is the casual touring version of the V Star 1300. The Tourer includes all of the same power and handling amenities of the base model, but comes with 3 of the most sought after casual touring"" extras: a windshield, locking saddlebags, and passenger backrest. Spacious floorboards and ample storage room make the V Star 1300 Tourer a perfect weekend cruiser, and sure to make you wish you had a few extra days off to motor around.

New For 2012
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2012 Yamaha V Star 1300 Specs

  • Model: V Star 1300, V Star 1300 Tourer
  • Engine Type: 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 100.0 mm x 83.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
  • Induction: Fuel injection
  • Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
  • Transmission: Five-speed; multiplate wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.9 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 42 MPG
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc, 298mm
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork; 5.3-inch travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Single shock; 4.3-inch travel
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Rake: Unavailable
  • Trail: Unavailable
  • Seat Height: 27.2 Inches
  • Curb Weight: 668 pounds, 712 pounds (Tourer)
  • Tires (Front): 130/90-16M/C 67H
  • Tires (Rear): 170/70B-16M/C 75H


  • Bulleted list of all available accessories
  • Dual Split Ring Mount by Marlin""s (Black/Silver): Marlin""s classic adjustable Dual Mount Handlebar mounts with both clock and thermometer. They""re made with a triple chromed billet aluminum housing and quality clock and thermometer movements. These fully adjustable mounts will add style and function to your ride.
  • All units are waterproof, shock resistant and have glow in the dark elements (glowing elements require exposure to light for activation).
  • Flamin"" Floorboard Covers by Küryakyn: Dress up those drab stock rider (driver) boards with these finely chromed covers. Rubber inserts add comfort & give your boots a better grip. To install, just peel off the stock rubber layer, pop the cover into place, & screw the cover onto the stock board from the bottom.
  • SwitchBlade Chopped Windshield by National Cycle (Tinted): Is the 2-Up®too tall, or the Shorty too short? The new SwitchBlade Chopped is a cut-down version of the popular SwitchBlade 2-Up. The recontoured top is 4-5 inches shorter (depending on model) and the trimmed bottom profile is narrower. Get all the protection you need and the look you want!
  • Sissy Bar Pad for Round Bar by Mustang: A perfect match to Mustang Driver Backseat Wide Seats. Mustang pads include chrome mounting screws.
  • V Star 1300 Vintage Wide Touring Seat by Mustang: These seat assemblies are sold as a complete two-piece set including the rider solo seat and matching passenger seat. The deeply pocketed driver seats are 16 inches wide for the V Star 950 and 17 inches for the V Star 1300 and places you at the ideal cruising angle. The comfortable passenger seats are 12 inches wide and fully supported by Mustang’s unique internal steel support wings.

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Available V Star 1300 Sub Models

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