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2009 Yamaha Silverado Review: back on two wheels

Motorcycle: 
Year: 
2009
Color: 
Red
Review Summary: 

Returned to biking after many years. Purchased an 09 V Star 650 Silverado. This bike is comfortable and easy to handle. It is only a 650 and it took several rides to figure out how to use the available power. Someone told me to drive it like I stole it - and trying that helped me to know that I was not going to hurt this bike. Have put about 1500 miles on it and love it so far! Very reliable, like the saddlebags and windscreen. If I were buying again I might get the 950T but this is great for returning to biking.

Best Features: 
Comfort, reliability, easy to ride
Improvements: 
a 6th gear would be nice
Compares to: 
Honda Shadow
My Overall Rating: 
5
Power : 
4
Looks: 
5
Handling: 
5
Comfort: 
5
Quality: 
5
Price/Value: 
5
Buy Again?:
Yes
Your Height: 
average
Years Ridden (This Motorcycle): 
6
Miles Ridden (This Motorcycle): 
1,500
Owned: 
currently own
Riding Style: 
short trips
Customized: 
bone stock