Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star (V-Star 650): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1997+

Also called: Yamaha V-Star 650

Predecessor: Yamaha XV535 Virago

Models
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Custom

(Europe, North America)

1997+

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Classic

(Europe, North America)

1997-2014

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Silverado

(Europe, North America)

2003-2013

Yamaha Drag Star 650 (V-Star 650 Custom)
Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic (V-Star 650 Classic)
Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado (V-Star 650 Silverado)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1997 Europe Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650

Code: 4VR2, 4XP1, 4XP2, 4XR1, 4XR2

1998 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 4VR3, 4VR4, 4VR5, 4VR6, 4XP3, 4XP4, 4XR3, 4XR4, 4XR5, 4XR6, 5BN1, 5BN2, 5BN3, 5BN4, 5BN5, 5BN8, 5BN9, 5FB1, 5FB2, 5FB3, 5FB6

1999 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 4RX8, 4VR7, 4VR8, 4VR9, 4VRA, 4XR7, 4XR8, 4XR9, 4XRA, 5BNA, 5BNB, 5BNC, 5BND, 5BNE, 5BNF, 5BNG, 5FB7, 5FB8, 5FB9

2000 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 4VRB, 4VRC, 4XRB, 4XRC, 5BNJ, 5BNK, 5BNL, 5BNM, 5BNN, 5BNP, 5BNR, 5FBA, 5FBB, 5FBC

2001 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 4VRD, 4XRD, 5BNT, 5BNU, 5BNV, 5BNW, 5BNX, 5FBD, 5FBE, 5FBF

2002 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 4VRE, 4XRE, 5FBG, 5FBH, 5FBJ, 5SC1, 5SC2, 5SC3, 5SC5, 5SC6

2003 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 5FBK, 5FBL, 5FBM, 5SC7, 5SC8, 5SC9, 5SCB, 5SCC, 5SCD

2004 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 5FBN, 5FBP, 5FBR, 5SCE, 5SCF, 5SCG, 5SCJ, 5SCK, 5SCL, 5SCM

2005 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (+ Midnight), Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 3B61, 3B62, 3B63, 5FBS, 5FBT, 5FBU, 5SCN, 5SCP, 5SCR, 5SCT, 5SCU, 5SCV, 5SCW, 5SCX

2006 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha Drag Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (+ Midnight), Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 3B64, 3B65, 3B66, 4C51, 4C52, 4C54, 4C55, 4C56, 4C57, 4C58, 5FBV, 5FBW, 5FBX, 5SCY

2007 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (+ Midnight), Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 3B67, 3B68, 3B69, 4C59, 4C5A, 4C5B, 4C5D, 4C5E, 4C5F, 5FBY, 5S11, 5S12, XVS65AW-B, XVS65AWC-B

2008 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (+ Midnight), Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 3B6A, 3B6B, 3B6C, 4C5G, 4C5H, 4C5J, 4C5L, 4C5M, 4C5N, 4C5P, 4C5R, 5S13/ 5S14, 5S15

2009 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (+ Midnight), Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 3B6D, 3B6E, 3B6F, 4C5S, 4C5T, 4C5U, 4C5V, 4C5W, 4C5X, 5S16, 5S17, 5S18

2010 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom (+ Midnight), Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic, Yamaha V-Star 650 Silverado

Code: 1BF1, 1BF2, 1BF3, 1BG1, 1BG2, 1BG3, 3B6G, 3B6H, 3B6J, 5S19, 5S1A, 5S1B

2011 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 1BF5, 1BG4, 3B6K, 3B6L, 3B6M

2013 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Drag Star 650 Silverado, Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 1BFA, 1BG6, 3B6S, 3B6T, 3B6U

2014 North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom, Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic

Code: 1BFC, 3B6V, 3B6W, 3B6X

2015 North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Code: 3B7D, 3B7E

2016 North America Name: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2017 Canada Name: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom
2018 Canada Name: Yamaha V-Star 650 Custom

Specifications

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star: specs

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2295 mm / 90,4 in – Custom

2450 mm / 96,9 in – Classic

Overall width 880 mm / 34,6 in - Custom

930 mm / 36,6 in – Classic

Overall height 1065 mm / 41,9 in - Custom

1105 mm / 43,5 in – Classic

Seat height 695 mm / 27,4 in - Custom

710 mm / 28,0 in – Classic

Wheelbase 1610 mm / 63,4 in - Custom

1625 mm / 64,0 in – Classic

Ground clearance 140 mm / 5,5 in - Custom

145 mm / 5,7 in – Classic

Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight 227 kg / 500 lbs – Custom

247 kg / 545 lbs - Classic

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 41 mm telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm with mono-shock, 98 mm / 3,9 in

Adj.: spring pre-load

Front tire size 100/90-19M/C (57S) – Custom

130/90-16M/C (67S) – Classic

Rear tire size 170/80-15M/C (77S)
Front brake Single disc, 298 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Drum, 200 mm
Fuel capacity 16,0 l / 4,22 US gal (incl. reserve – 3,0 l)
Trail 153 mm / 6,0 in – Custom

145 mm / 5,7 in – Classic

Fuel economy 5,35 l / 100 km (44,0 mpg)
ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders V-type
Bore & Stroke 81,0 x 63,0 mm
Displacement 649 cm³ (39,6 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.0:1
Valve train Chain driven SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder
Max. power 40 hp (29 kW) / 6500 rpm
Max. torque 50,9 Nm (5,1 kg-m) / 3000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h 7,3 sec
Top speed 147 kmh / 91 mph
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BDS28
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction 1.789
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.714

1.900

1.458

1.167

0.967

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCI (digital)
Alternator A.C. magneto
Battery capacity 12V-10Ah

Images

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star: images, gallery: images, gallery.

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Custom
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Custom
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Custom
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Classic
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Classic
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Classic
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Silverado
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Silverado
Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star Silverado

Videos

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star: video.

2014 YAMAHA XVS650 VSTAR 650 CUSTOM
2003 YAMAHA XVS650 VSTAR 650 CLASSIC
2005 YAMAHA XVS650 VSTAR 650 CLASSIC SILVERADO

Manuals

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star / V-Star: manuals, parts, microfiches.