2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100
by Deana Visentin
This is my second bike, my first cruiser. And wow, is this baby fun. I've had it about 3 weeks now. Just got it out of the shop for badly needed carb adjustments, tune up and fluid change. I've only been riding a couple of years, all of them on my other bebe, a 97 ZX6R Ninja. I'm still getting used to the difference in riding dynamics from a sport bike to a cruiser, but I'm really enjoying the comfort factor on the Yama. I found it on Craig's and she just screamed girlie. Someone had put a ton of money in aftermarket upgrades and custom paint, cobra pipes, Mustang seat, amp and speakers for Ipod.
I can't say enough about what an awesome bike this is. I'm 5'4", fairly stubby legs and I've got no problem maneuvering this bike around. It's got plenty of power to keep up with my husband's electra-glide. I haven't tried it yet, but I could probably dust him on the line, but he'd get me on the other end with his bigger motor. It's got great balance, no top heavy issues with the Memphis Fats windshield. I may put a batwing on it if I ride during the winter for better protection from the cold. I'm looking for a tour pack, but haven't decided on one yet. I get to park my 07 Duramax Crew Cab truck during the week and save me a fortune in fuel commuting to work.