Despite its faux-hardtail looks the Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star rides very well. It’s no featherweight, but the weight is carried low and the steering is neutral right over to the peg, the exhaust and the chassis you’ll be gently chamfering on your favourite corner. The Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star's brakes on the other hand are less than stella performers and you’re well advised to proceed with that in mind.
With the 40bhp, SOHC, air-cooled V-twin doof-doofing quietly beneath you you’re only ever going to be in for an unhurried ride on the Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star. Which is fine, since there’s more to life than tearing about.
The Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star's finish is very good, with high quality chrome and paintwork and thoughtful touches like rust-resisting, resin-coated spokes. It’s shaft-drive, too, reducing mess and promoting longevity. The Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star's motor is very unstressed and should be good for years to come.
The Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star replaced the Virago in the Yamaha line-up and it’s by far the better bike. You can pick up a Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star very cheaply, with older bikes available for about a grand privately. It doesn’t have the feel or the distinctive sound of a Harley but your neighbours won’t know and at that price you won’t care. Find a Yamaha Drag Star for sale
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The Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star is backed up with a veritable Aladdin’s cave of aftermarket booty. You can buy everything from luggage to lights, chrome bars to tassles and everything in-between for your Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star.