A new survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center finds BMW and Harley-Davidson owners are much more likely to report major problems with their motorcycles than owners of Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha motorcycles. The survey, which will appear on the April 2013 issue of Consumer Reports, says one in three BMW owners reported […]
2013 Star V-Star 1300 Deluxe Unveiled
Yamaha has introduced a new 1304cc bagger to its Star Motorcycles lineup. The new 2013 Star V-Star 1300 Deluxe comes with hard luggage, batwing fairing and audio and navigation system but at a impressively low $13,690 price.
Powering the Deluxe is the same 80 ci liquid-cooled V-Twin engine with computer-controlled twin-barrel fuel injection used in the base V-Star 1300 and V-Star Tourer. Power is delivered to the rear wheel through a five-speed transmission and a belt final drive.
The Deluxe model adds a fully-integrated dash and audio system with XM satellite radio, iPod and iPhone connectivity and a Garmin Zumo 665 GPS navigation system. The media system is controlled by a panel located on the left handlebar.
Suspension is comprised of a 41mm telescopic fork with 5.3 inches of travel and a single rear shock with 4.3 inches of travel. The front wheel is equipped with dual 298mm discs with a single disc at the rear. The fuel tank holds 4.9 gallons.