Standard Features


Only the price tag will tell you this machine is a mid-size model.

Everything else - the long, low styling, the authentic 40 cubic-inch V-twin, the painstaking attention to detail - will just plain knock you out. Take one for a nice long ride, and you'll see why. Big on value and good looks, the V-Star 650 Classic punches way above its weight. It's a champion by unanimous decision.


Model Year
V-Star 650 Classic
Starting at MSRP
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96.5 in. (2,450 mm)
43.7 in. (1,100 mm)
36.6 in. (930 mm)
543.4 lbs. (247 kg)
64 in. (1,625 mm)
Seat Height
28 in. (710 mm)


SOHC, 2-valve, 70, V-twin
649 cc
Bore x Stroke
81 x 63 mm
Maximum: 37.5 ft. lbs. (5.2 kg-m) @ 3,000 rpm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mikuni BDS28 x 2
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.2 US gal. (16 l / 3.5 imp. gal.)
MPG Rating
59 mpg (21 kpl)
Digital TCI


Final Drive


Front: Single 298 mm disc
Rear: Drum
Front: 130/90-16
Rear: 170/80-15


Front: 41 mm fork
Rear: Adjustable link Monocross


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Standard Features

 Beautifully chromed and polished 649 cc (40-cubic-inch), air-cooled, SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder, 70 degree, V-twin cranks out torquey low- and mid-range power for smooth cruising performance. Maximum torque occurs at a low 3,000 rpm.  
 This engine has been designed to produce strong torque and horsepower in the most usable riding range (50 to 120 km/hr).  
 Twin Mikuni BDS28 carbs with throttle position sensors (TPS) provide crisp throttle response.  
 Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission ensures extremely usable, cruiser-friendly power delivery. 5th gear is an overdrive gear for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds for a smooth comfortable ride.  
 Light clutch action is perfect for novice riders.  
 Transistorized coil ignition means sure starts and excellent engine performance. It is a no-maintenance design.  
 Classic, side-mounted air cleaner not only adds to styling but also is easy to service the air filter.  
 Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise.  
 Low-maintenance shaft drive provides quiet, clean, reliable performance with no chain adjustments or splatter.  
 2-into-2 chrome exhaust pipes create sleek styling while delivering strong low- and mid-range engine power. The conversion to aftermarket mufflers is fast and simple.  
 Heel-toe shifter reinforces that classic image.  
 Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC exhaust emissions.  
 Lots of chrome engine parts highlight quality and value.  
 Stout, large-diameter, double-cradle steel frame is designed to provide a low seat height with ample rider legroom.  
 Long 1,625 mm (64 inch) wheelbase provides a stable ride and predictable handling while creating that long and low retro look.  
 Beefy, 41 mm front fork with Road Star-inspired shrouds offers 140 mm (5 inches) of wheel travel to ensure a smooth, comfortable ride.  
 Chromed fork shrouds, top triple clamp, and one-piece handlebar holder show attention to detail.  
 7-step, spring preload-adjustable, single-shock rear suspension allows the rider to tailor spring settings to match load or road conditions. Rear wheel travel is 98 mm (3.9 inches).  
 Rear shock is mounted under the engine for that classic, hardtail look. By positioning the shock low in the chassis, it lowers the centre of gravity for a light, easy-to-maneuver feel.  
 Single 298 mm front disc brake with twin piston caliper delivers strong, confidence-inspiring stopping power.  
 Easy-to-adjust rear drum brake with wear indicator  
 Plushly padded, low-profile rider and passenger seats provide exceptional rider comfort. The low 710 mm (27.9 inch) seat height allows most riders to put feet firmly on the ground for extra confidence.  
 Full-size rider floorboards with floating rubber inserts reduce vibration while providing ample legroom for maximum rider comfort.  
 Wide retro-style handlebars evoke a classic design. Extra wide levers provide a quality look and feel.  
 Wide front and rear tires fitted to spoked, chrome wheels combine retro styling with solid handling and traction.  
 Deeply valanced steel front and rear fenders are both durable and unmistakably classic. Their steel design means they are easy to customize and paint.  
 Large, 16-litre fuel tank features class-leading fuel capacity for an extra long cruising range.  
 Beautiful, tank-mounted speedometer features an odometer and tripmeter displays.  
 Industry-leading, Star Family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.  
 Chrome, 60/55-watt, halogen headlight  
 Low-maintenance, sealed battery ensures reliable, no-hassle starting.  
 Beautiful, 3D, fuel tank emblem reinforces the Star family's quality image.  
 3D Yamaha emblem on side covers  
 Locking helmet holder  
 Locking storage compartment adds convenience and security.  
 Steering lock  
 Self-cancelling turn signals with stylish, clear signal lenses  
 Bungee cord tie-down points near passenger footpegs prevent unwanted scratches  


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Bluish Silver
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