V Star 1300

KZ

Ol'Timer
Aug 20, 2003
1,084
0
0
At first I thought this is the V4 they built for some time, but it's a V2. And it's not just another version of the (good) old Virago engine, but a newer one with 60* instead of 75. With a bore/stroke of 100/83mm this engine has potential, it could revv easily to 7000rpm with a few improvements. Seems like a departure from the super-longstroke of the pushrod Drag Star 1600.
 

ray23

Ol'Timer
Oct 14, 2005
1,985
0
36
This has a drive belt as does the Vulcan 900 anyone got experience with these ? You ride here yuo will end up on dirt roads and gravel no way around it.

That is about the only thing making me nervous about it.
 

ray23

Ol'Timer
Oct 14, 2005
1,985
0
36
Hmm!!! I dont see how yuo can avoid dirt and gravel riding the Issan roads. That could be a real problem. Freeway riding in the states I doubt there would be any problem either.
 

ray23

Ol'Timer
Oct 14, 2005
1,985
0
36
Well the 2009 Honda 1300 fits the bill perfectly fuel injection and a drive shaft how the heck yuo would get one legally now thats a different story?