6 Facts About The Yamaha V-Star 1100 Bobber
The Yamaha V-Star 1100 also known as XVS 1100 DragStar is manufactured by YMC (Yamaha Motor Corporation). The bike is available in two versions, including XVS 1100A Classic and XVS 1100 Custom. The classic version is more stylish bike and the custom version is a more traditional style that comes with round edges and it is 13kg heavier than the classic version. Also, the height of the seat is a bit lower on the custom bike.
The 1100 model was designed after manufacturing 650 different models, and this new model got huge following globally. The aftermarket manufacturers produce a lot of items to personalize the model. More the lifetime of the model, modifications are transformative, with just minor changes.
The Yamaha V-Star 1100 Bobber bike become hit because it has it all. It’s low and long with a traditional stance, and the bike is made of a lot of low-end torque that gives a big bike feel and sound. The smooth suspension and the low spring seat make the rider feel comfortable and gives them a smooth ride. 1100 bobber comes with a shaft drive and air-cooled motors for low dependability and maintenance. The kits fit all years of V-Star 1100, either classic or custom versions. Tank, stock suspension, rims, and frames are a must for kits. With the help of a detailed DVD, you can build the ultimate bobber with the step-by-step instructions and it is very easy to build, also it is fund to build the 1100 bobber.
In 1997, the DragStar started as the XVS650in Europe and in Japan, 400 versions available since 1996. The number increased in 1999 and the company built the XVS1100 Custom. 1100 used a revised version of the esteemed Virago 75degree, air-cooled V-twin engine that was in use since the beginning of the 1980s. For new midsize cruiser motorcycle, the Star version provided better torque. It approved the shaft-drive design from the Virago, but build on a new frame and suspension, removing the stressed-member engine and outboard dual shocks of the Virago in accord of twin downtubes and single shock. The throttle-position sensors are utilized to meter fuel to the ratio of 8.3:1 for the oversquare engine.
The V-Star or DragStar had several followers in the early period that guided the addition in the Classic model of 2000. The Classic version is different from the Custom bobber as it has ¾ and 5 headlights, exposed forks, aluminum rims, thicker shift and brake levers, magnesium wheels, etc. Also, it includes other facilities like passenger backrest, windscreen, and soft side bags are added to the upscale model.
The V-Star 1100 Classic is designed with the large bumpers and it also has the floorboards as a regular item with the rocker-shifter-pegs. However, in the custom model, all these things were replaced with a peg up/down shifter and peg configuration. Also, the custom models have replaced the usual large front tire with a small thinner tire in the series of 90 or a 110 series to make it look a lot like Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster.