1998 Yamaha VStar Classic XVS650

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XVS650 Cruiser/Touring with Studded saddle bags, dual exhaust, passenger seat & backrest, Front light bar kit and more!

When Yamaha's long-awaited new-generation middleweight V-twin motorcycle finally landed in America, it was no Drag.

The Secret to Success

Yamaha took a unique approach to designing the V-Star. The company's customer surveys showed that the major reasons for purchasing a middleweight cruiser were styling, rider comfort, handling, reliability, and value. Each of these requirements were directly addressed in the design process. Yamaha's stylists didn't have to look any further than the Royal Star's exemplary looks, fit, and finish. And the V-Star received generous applications of style from the Royal Star's palette. Rider comfort issues were addressed by giving the V-Star a full-sized riding position for people on the six-foot side of the spectrum, while not raising the bar so high as to eliminate the shorter inseamed folks. Handling comes from the V-Star's good suspension, competent brakes, and likable engine. Basing the V-Star on the proven 10-year-old Virago 535 insures the requisite reliability.