2017 Yamaha V Star 1300 Tourer


Powerful V-twin, sporty handling, low seat, hard bags, belt drive and quick release backrest and windshield so you can customize on the fly.

Additional Features

  • QUALITY BRIGHTWORK: The V Star 1300 Tourer gets lots of chrome with a chrome headlight housing and chrome belt guard. Plus, there’s a glossy black finish on the frame that adds a high-quality look.
  • COMPLETE INSTRUMENTATION: Retro-modern bar-mounted instrumentation contains an analog speedometer along with an LCD display with twin trip meters and a clock; indicator lights for high beam, turn signal, low oil level, low fuel, coolant temperature, neutral and engine diagnostic functions.
  • READY TO TOUR OR CRUISE: The V Star 1300 Tourer is ready to roll out with a lockable, quick release windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a lockable, quick-release passenger backrest.
  • STAR FIT AND FINISH: Star quality paint, chrome and detailing vie for attention wherever you look, and fenders are steel, not plastic.
  • COMFORTABLE FLOORBOARDS: Floating floorboards and an adjustable heel/toe shifter provide a comfortable, low-effort ride and makes moving through the 5-speed gearbox a snap.
  • EXCELLENT ILLUMINATION: Bright multi-reflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.

Chassis / Suspension

  • SMOOTH, AGILE CHASSIS: Front fork features big 41 mm fork tubes with stainless covers that look great and the rear suspension is a bottom-link-type Monocross system with a gas charged single shock and adjustable spring preload. Settings are calibrated to deliver a plush ride that is increasingly firm as the suspension is compressed for good handling and comfort over bigger bumps in the road.
  • COMFORTABLE SADDLE: The shape of the seat has been designed with a “dish” shape for great comfort, and it allows riders to touch the ground easily.
  • REAL STEEL FENDERS: Fenders are real steel, front and rear. That adds to the quality look and feel, and makes customization easier.
  • TOUR READY FUEL CAPACITY: The fuel tank is sculpted low and sleek for style and comfort, with a flush-fitting, aeronautical-style gas cap incorporated into the tank’s sleek design. The tank holds a generous 4.9 gallons of fuel, thanks to a remotely located sub tank that also houses the fuel pump, for plenty of traveling range on the open road.
  • STYLISH CAST WHEELS: Seven-spoke aluminum wheels and matching rear pulley mount fat, 16- inch tires for a cool period look albeit with big contact patches on the road.
  • POTENT TRIPLE DISC BRAKES: Dual 298 mm front and single rear disc brakes. Provides consistent and predictable stopping power for driving in traffic or out on the open highway.


  • SMOOTH, POWERFUL ENGINE: The 80 cubic inch (1304cc) liquid cooled SOHC 60° V-twin engine, with four valves per cylinder, 9.5:1 compression ratio and dual counter-balancers, delivers smooth power to the ground, while maintaining the classic big cruiser sound and pulse characteristics.
  • COMPACT, LOW FRICTION CAM DRIVE: To keep friction loss to a minimum and help the engine achieve the ideal performance characteristics, special compact roller-type rocker arms with needle bearings are used. These also reduce top-end weight for excellent mass centralization.
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE CYLINDER HEADS: Four valves per cylinder design provides optimum combustion efficiency. Roller rocker arms reduce friction for better performance and reduced wear.
  • ADVANCED CYLINDER DESIGN: Ceramic-composite-plated cylinders provide excellent heat dissipation, high durability and reduced oil consumption.
  • FORGED PISTONS: High-quality forged aluminum 100mm pistons have a lightweight, high-strength compact design that contributes to high performance and reduce vibration.
  • CLASSIC V-TWIN SOUND: Forged connecting rods ride a single crankpin for true V-twin sound and power.
  • YAMAHA FUEL INJECTION: Sophisticated twin bore fuel injection is used on the V Star 1300 Tourer. Each cylinder is fed by its own injector spraying into twin 40mm throttle bodies, while the computer-controlled system provides a precise amount of fuel/air mixture to the engine for optimal performance in all conditions. The result is strong, smooth and seamless performance across the full range of engine rpm.
  • SMOOTH SHIFTING TRANSMISSION: The 5-speed transmission has a smooth shifting feeling, and gear ratios spaced to let the rider take full advantage of the engine’s torque characteristics and enjoy comfortable riding while cruising down the boulevard or at highway speeds.
  • LOW MAINTENANCE BELT FINAL DRIVE: The belt drive transfers power from the transmission to the wheel with authority. The belt system is clean, quiet and virtually maintenance-free and delivers a quicker, more impressive throttle response feeling than a shaft drive.
  • CLEANLY STYLED MOTOR: The classic cylinder fin styling of an air-cooled engine combined with a sly cooling system that 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.

Top Features

  • QUICK RELEASE WINDSHIELD AND BACKREST: The V Star 1300 Tourer rolls out with a lockable quick release windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a lockable quick release passenger backrest all standard, ready for the open road, or the commute to school or work or a ride down the boulevard with attitude.
  • SPORTY, MODERN POWER: The midsize V Star 1300 Tourer brings modern-classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride. 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin with dual counter-balancers produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note.
  • LEGENDARY YAMAHA HANDLING: Steel chassis puts 48 percent of the bike’s weight on the front tire, for light handling and maneuverability.
  • WELL FINISHED DETAILING: Modern-classic design, including a two-into-one exhaust, gives the V Star 1300 Tourer that distinctive Star® look, while authentic cruiser features such as belt drive, steel fenders and fuel tank, open up the customization possibilities even further.
  • FUEL EFFICIENT: Estimated 42 mpg means over 200 miles of riding between fill-ups—on regular unleaded gasoline, too.
  • READY TO CUSTOMIZE: The Star Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2017
Model V Star 1300 Tourer
Model Code XVS13CTHCL
Color Galaxy Blue



Front - Dual 298 mm hydraulic disc

Rear 298 hydraulic disc


Front - 130/90-16 Rear



Length 98 in.
Height 59.8 in.
Width 39.4 in.
Weight Wet - 712 lb.
Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 66.5 in.
Seat Height 27.2 in.


Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Belt


Engine SOHC V-twin, 8 valves
Displacement 80 ci (1,304cc)
Bore x Stroke 100 x 83 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Fuel injection
Fuel Capacity 4.9 gal.
MPG Rating 42 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate wet
Cooling Liquid



Front - 41 mm telescopic fork; 5.3 in. travel

Rear - Single shock; 4.3 in. travel

Rake 32.7° (caster angle)
Trail 5.7 in.


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)