The morning after riding his Yamaha M1 to a sixth-place finish at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, nine-time Grand Prix World Champion Valentino Rossi landed in Charlotte, N.C., to race around another track; only this time there were no right turns. (UPDATED with additional photos.) Rossi met up with NASCAR racer and […]
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.