Star Motorcycles introduces world’s first production mid-size bagger, the 2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe. Packed with more features that seen in a mid-size cruiser, the bi-wheeler becomes an extra ordinary treatment for long drivers. At the first sight itself, it looks like a Harley Davidson motorcycle for strangers. But those who know Star Motorcycles, the V Star 1300 Deluxe is a true HD rival.
The 2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe looks extremely whooping. It impresses any riders who wants to make cruising to remotes. Its fork mounted functional fairing and a wild shield mounted on that provide a massive touch to this monster. Additionally, couple of lockable side bags injected to the machine ensure a true tourer on road. Moreover, the chrome finished exhaust which is joined from two ends obviously creates a sporty atmosphere. Its typical turn indicators and number plate positioning add immense jazziness to the machine.
Engine and Performance
Even though it is tagged as a mid-size cruiser, the 2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe has a massive 1304cc, liquid-cooled V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder engine. Thus the power produced by it has been recorded as one the class best performances. The engine is coupled with a 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch. To increase the fuel efficiency, Start Motorcycles has used fuel injection and Transistor Controlled Ignition system.
Handling and Riding
The monster is made out of double cradle frame. It helps to reduce the overall mass without compromising its reliability. If you’re a great fan of a bagger motorcycle, Star Motorcycles assures you that the V Star 1300 Deluxe never dissatisfies you.
It is loaded with tons of features. And this features are hardly seen in a mid-size cruiser. We can even tag this giant in the tabulation of high-end cruisers. That’s the features this machine carries on. Its fork mounted fairing not only offers style but also offers the rider great weather protection. It also has dual speakers at the dash board which delivers great sound when cruising down the road.
Without dropping its music fever, a fully integrated dash and audio system which can be connected to iPod and iPhone has been provided. Using a control pod located on the left handlebar riders can easily control play their selected music files. It has a rugged, waterproof Garmin zumo 665 GPS, featuring motorcycle-friendly navigation, including weather and traffic conditions, lane assist, and 3D building view. XM satellite radio and Bluetooth wireless functionality.
The 2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe is really an affordable mid-size cruiser. It is priced at $13,690, which is unbelievable. To own a motorcycle with all these features that seen in the V Star, a customer has to shed out some extra pennies around $3400 to $6000. So concerning price factor, handling, performance, reliability and brand value, it’s a good choice.
Star Motorcycles is a U.S.-specific brand of cruiser motorcycles, which is a division of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA.