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Compare the 2005 Yamaha V Star Classic vs 2005 Honda Shadow VLX. The 2005 Yamaha V Star Classic has an MSRP of $5,899, while the 2005 Honda Shadow VLX has an MSRP of $5,399.
 

KEY FACTS

   
Manufacturer Yamaha Honda
Model V Star Shadow
Year 2005 2005
Class Cruiser Cruiser
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $5,899

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$5,399

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Warranty 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.0:1 9.2:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 649 583
Valve Configuration SOHC SOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Air Liquid
Engine Type V Twin V Twin
 

Seat Specifications

   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 27.9 25.6
 

Front Suspension

   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.5
Front Travel (in) 5.5 5.7
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

   
Rear Travel (in) 3.9 3.5
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

   
Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Trail (in) 5.7
Width (in) 36.6
Wheelbase (in) 64 63
Length (in) 96.5
 

Capacities

   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 4.2 2.9
 

Misc

   
Major Revision Year
Year 2005 2005
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Cruiser Cruiser
 

Weight

   
Dry Weight (lbs) 505 452
 

Transmission

   
Number Of Speeds 5 4
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 

Brakes

   
Rear Brake Type Drum Drum
Front Brake Type Disc Disc
 

Tires

   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Dunlop 170/80 SR15 170/80 HR15
Front Tire (Full Spec) Dunlop 130/90 SR16 100/90 HR19
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2005 Yamaha V Star Classic vs 2005 Honda Shadow VLX