Yamaha XVS1100A DragStar Classic

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Yamaha XVS1100A DragStar Classic

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Another mobile jeweller's shop, but here with 1100cc between your legs. The engine will last forever, but most journeys will feel as if they do too.


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a good entry level custom , not intimidating to ride although reasonably heavy Continue reading...
as mid capacity cruisers go, it´s one of the better ones and a better but than the 1100 shadow by far.

most owners keep them for a long time, so that´s got to say something. Continue reading...
Funny how the 'in short' reference above refers to the bike as camp. Seen a Harley rider lately? :-) IF you are in the market for a cruiser style bike, you can easily maintain yourself, and with a set of s Continue reading...


Hi guys and lydies I have just bought a 1100xvs dragstar 2008 with 2300Km on the clock still waiting for bike to be delivered have not ride one yet .I bought this bike for the wife hope I did not make a mistake.My bike is a Kawasaki Vulcan 2006 Meanstreak

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 20:48

Hi, I have a 2006 XVS 1100 Classic and want to know what K&N pod filters will fit on this?? Also can I fit them and go or do I need to rejet the carbs. Would really appreciate some help here. Thanks.

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 09:41

Hi Charl

The Dragstar is an excellent bike and with the low miles on the one you have found you should have no problems. Upsides are that they are old school simple and very easy to maintain. There are no common problem areas with them that I have found.

They handle well for a cruiser and very relaxing to ride. The centre of gravity is low which helps the handling but also makes them easy to move around despite being a heavy cruiser. 

I own a Dragstar which I bought to take my kids for rides, when they were small, as my sports bikes were no good for that. I still own it after 15 years as it is a bike for relaxed riding on a sunny day. Reliability and finish have proven to be excellent although it is always garaged. It is the only one of my bikes that does not need a trickle charger and is still on its original battery.

I hope your wife has many miles of enjoyment on it.


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:47

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Posted: 16/08/2015 at 11:08

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Reliable engine and OTT cruiser styling
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  • Price: £7199.00
  • Year: from 2004
  • Engine capacity: 1063cc
  • Power: 65bhp
  • Torque: 65lb ft
  • Weight: 272kg

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