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  1. #1
    Newbie
    My Bike(s)
    2003 V-Star 1100 Classic
    Location
    mankato area, mn
    Posts
    9

    Yamaha V-Star VS. Suzuki C50

    I'm not so much concerned about power as ride, handling and mechanical quality, feel free to chime in on other bikes too. I'm kinda looking to trade my bike in on a fuel injected cruiser somewhere around the 1100's power range.

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  3. #2
    Newbie
    My Bike(s)
    C50c
    Location
    Shakopee, MN
    Posts
    2
    I don't think the 650 or 1100 V-Stars are EFI. You'll have to go to the new 1300 for EFI and liquid cooling like the C50.
    Last edited by rs-mn; 03-24-2008 at 01:09 AM.

  4. #3
    Just Won't Go Away !
    My Bike(s)
    '08 Bandit, '09 Wee Strom
    Location
    St. Cloud, MN 3rd house NW of the Depot
    Posts
    4,900
    I was looking at all the Yamaha bikes but really wanted EFI so I opted for Suzuki. I likes it!!

  5. #4
    Forensic Bug Splatter Analyst
    My Bike(s)
    05 Boulevard C50 LE, 06 S40 (wife's bike)
    Location
    Lexington, KY
    Posts
    4,158
    I'd go with the C50.

  6. #5
    Third gear and cruising
    My Bike(s)
    2009 Yamaha V-Star 950T
    Location
    Keeseville NY
    Posts
    532
    The V-Star 650 & 1100 have twin carbs. From the 1300 up it's FI. The Honda VTX1300 has a single carb, the 1800 has EFI. I like my C50 a lot, but I'd been looking at other bikes. My dealer will make a great offer on a left over C90T -- he can't give them away. He also have a left over V-Star 1300 that was attractive, but the seat a just a bit high, and bars too far away (I'm inseam challenged).

    The local Honda dealer has an '07 VTX1300r that Is really, really tempting. So far, I've just sat on it, but it feels like it's got a lower center of gravity than the C50, and all the controls are placed just right for me. Again, very tempting. I'm trying to get a read on the gas mileage (and therefore the tank range) of the VTX. On-line I've read anywhere from 33-50.
    Land of the free
    Because of the brave
    Until Every One Comes Home

  7. #6
    U.B's LoveChild
    My Bike(s)
    2008 C90 SE
    Location
    Ajax ,Ontario ,Canada
    Posts
    1,275
    I have rode a VTX 1300. It is a really nice ride.Can't go wrong with one of those. I like the idea of FI but in reality bikes have managed very well on carburetors for a long time so it should not be a deal breaker if it is not FI. (imho)
    I like the look and feel of the V-Star 1300 but the valve maintenance schedule puts me off them.
    Ride Safe
    Hammersfan

  8. #7
    U.B's LoveChild
    My Bike(s)
    2006 M50
    Location
    Southeast, PA
    Posts
    1,252
    I agree with Hammersfan. Fuel Injection is a luxury, not a necessity.

  9. #8
    U.B's LoveChild
    My Bike(s)
    2008 C90 SE
    Location
    Ajax ,Ontario ,Canada
    Posts
    1,275
    If you are looking for a good handling Cruiser you might consider the M50. Either the M50 or C50 is a better handling bike than the V-Star from everything that I have heard that is, because I have not actually ridden a V-Star
    Ride Safe
    Hammersfan

  10. #9
    Fourth gear and illegal
    My Bike(s)
    04 M95, Yamaha VStar 650
    Location
    Antioch, Ca.
    Posts
    743
    Kawasaki 900 is fuel injected. Very nice bikes.
    "Carpe Diem"

  11. #10
    Leaned over, knee down
    Location
    St Paul Mn
    Posts
    4,801
    Quote Originally Posted by BudTheGrey View Post
    The V-Star 650 & 1100 have twin carbs. From the 1300 up it's FI. The Honda VTX1300 has a single carb, the 1800 has EFI. I like my C50 a lot, but I'd been looking at other bikes. My dealer will make a great offer on a left over C90T -- he can't give them away. He also have a left over V-Star 1300 that was attractive, but the seat a just a bit high, and bars too far away (I'm inseam challenged).

    The local Honda dealer has an '07 VTX1300r that Is really, really tempting. So far, I've just sat on it, but it feels like it's got a lower center of gravity than the C50, and all the controls are placed just right for me. Again, very tempting. I'm trying to get a read on the gas mileage (and therefore the tank range) of the VTX. On-line I've read anywhere from 33-50.
    Bud, you will find the steering to feel verrrrrry heavy on the VTX compared to your C50, I'm not saying that's a bad thing, just something to be aware of.
    2009 BMW, R 1200 GS
    2010 Victory Cross Country
    2008 DR 650
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    2003 KTM 525 EX/C
    2005 Santa Cruz Heckler

  12. #11
    Newbie
    My Bike(s)
    2007 Suzuki C50 Boulevard
    Location
    McAllen, Texas
    Posts
    17
    I purchased my first bike (C50) one year ago after a great deal of research. I was actually down to the V- Star vs. the C50 when I had a conversation with a dealer at a motorcycle show. I was traveling and told him I was going to buy back home. He recommened I go with the the C50. Lots of bike for the money fuel injected, and dependable. No regrets.

  13. #12
    Newbie
    My Bike(s)
    Red/black 2008 Kawi 900 LT
    Location
    Northwest Lower Michigan
    Posts
    23
    Look at the Kaeasaki 900 or 900 lt if you want a fuel injected cruiser. Fuel injection belt drive and nice lines.

  14. #13
    Where Am I ?
    My Bike(s)
    Suzuki Boulevard C90T
    Location
    Tumwater Wa,
    Posts
    27

    My Goal

    Hi Welcome my friend..thank's for viewing Jet(C90T)

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  15. #14
    Newbie
    Location
    Blacksburg, VA
    Posts
    7
    ^ wow every thread I've read so far (which is 3 or 4) has that exact post in it.

  16. #15
    I took the All Bran Challenge
    My Bike(s)
    C50SE
    Location
    Aldergrove, B.C., Canada
    Posts
    7,753
    Some day he may learn to contribute.



 

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