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2012 V Star 1300
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This midsize Star brings modern classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride.
80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note.
Modern-classic design, including two-into-one exhaust, gives the V Star 1300 that distinctive Star® look.
Steel chassis gets 48 percent of the bike’s weight on the front tire, for quick, light handling and maneuverability.
Authentic cruiser features such as belt drive and steel fenders open up the customization possibilities even further.
Estimated 42 mpg* means over 200 miles of riding between fill-ups.
The Star Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.
80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, single overhead cam 60-degree V-twin with dual counterbalancers offers plenty of smooth performance.
Computer-controlled twin-barrel fuel injection provides optimal mixture whatever the temperature or altitude.
Four valves per cylinder (36mm intake, 32mm exhaust) provide optimum combustion efficiency; roller rocker arms reduce friction for better performance and reduced wear.
Ceramic composite cylinder sleeves contain 100mm forged pistons for excellent durability and longevity.
9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing produce plenty of power across the board and a distinctive exhaust note.
Forged connecting rods ride a single crankpin for true V-twin sound and power.
Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission feeds power to an efficient, low-maintenance belt drive.
Sly cooling system routes liquid through hidden hoses and internal engine passages for air-cooled looks and liquid-cooled performance. Oil filter is easy to get to but also tucked nearly out of sight for clean looks.
Hydraulic cam chain tensioner reduces noise and maintenance.
Steel cradle frame has four solid engine mounts—including one atop the front cylinder head—for maximum rigidity and excellent handling.
Stylish, braced steel swingarm and rear wheel are controlled by a single linkage-mounted shock absorber, adjustable for spring preload.
41mm fork tubes with stainless covers look great and serve up a smooth, controlled ride.
The shape of the seat has been designed with a “dish” shape for great comfort, and it allows riders to touch the ground easily.
Fuel tank carries 4.9 gallons of fuel. Mounting the fuel pump in a separate, tucked-away sub-tank allows the thin tank design.
Seven-spoke cast wheels and matching rear pulley mount fat, 16-inch tires for a cool period look albeit with big contact patches on the road.
A pair of 298mm front brake discs provide excellent power and feel.
Strong, light and low maintenance belt final drive routes power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheel.
Star quality paint, chrome and detailing vie for attention wherever you look; fenders are steel not plastic.
A 3D tank emblem design adorns the V Star 1300 and evokes a modern-classic look.
The V Star 1300 gets lot of chrome with a chrome headlight housing and chrome belt guard. Plus, there’s a gloss black finish on the frame that adds a high-quality look.
Retro-modern bar-mounted instrumentation contains analog speedometer along with LCD display; indicator lights for high beam, turn signal, low oil level, low fuel, coolant temperature, neutral—and engine diagnostic function.
Rider floorboards for comfort and room; heel/toe shifter makes moving through the five-speed gearbox a snap.
Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
02 sensor and catalyst reduce emissions.
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