Yamaha Road Star: review, history, specs
|Yamaha Road Star|
|Spark Plug||NGK DPR7EA-9 '99-07|
|Battery||YUASA YTX20L-BS '99-07|
|Front Tire||130/90-16 '99-07|
|Rear Tire||150/80-16 '99-07|
|Recommended Oil||Yamalube 10w-40|
Road Stars[edit | edit source]
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|Yamaha Road Star|
|Also called||Road Star Midnight Silverado 1700, Road Star Silverado 1700, Road Star Warrior 1700, Road Star 1700, Road Star Midnight Silverado, Road Star Midnight, Road Star Silverado, Road Star Silverado S, Road Star S|
|Production||2000 - 2016|
|Bore / Stroke||97.0mm x 113.0mm|
|Torque||100.31 ft/lbs (136.0 Nm) @ 2500RPM|
|Ignition||transistor controlled ignition|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: belt
|Suspension||Front: 43mm telescopic fork
Rear: single shock
|Brakes||Front: double disc. hydraulic.
Rear: single disc. hydraulic.
|Wheelbase||66.5 inches (1689 mm)|
|Length||98.39 inches (2499 mm)|
|Width||38.58 inches (980 mm)|
|Height||44.88 inches (1140 mm)|
|Seat Height||27.91 inches (709 mm)|
|Weight||712.09 pounds (323.0 Kg) (dry), 337.0 kg (wet)|
|Recommended Oil||Yamalube 10w-40|
|Fuel Capacity||4.8 Gallon (18.17 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||6.53 liters/100 km (15.3 km/l or 36.02 mpg)|
Engine[edit | edit source]
Drive[edit | edit source]
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multiplate, wet.
Chassis[edit | edit source]
It came with a 130/90-m16 front tire and a 150/80-b16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. hydraulic. in the front and a single disc. hydraulic. in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a single shock. The Road Star S was fitted with a 4.8 Gallon (18.17 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 712.09 pounds (323.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 66.5 inches (1689 mm) long.
2000 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
The 1999 Road Star is the base upon the Silverado was built. The bike packs a powerful and torquey 1602cc air-cooled v-twin engine mated to a manual, wide-ratio 5-speed transmission and hassle-free belt final drive. Beefy tires and even chunkier dual bullet-style exhausts add more style to this already cool cruiser.
The engine runs smooth thanks to the new throttle position sensor (TPS), and this makes a ride aboard the Road Star even neater. With plenty of retro-styled parts and even more optional accessories, the 1999 Road Star is a nifty solution for a cruiser you can also customize and turn into your dream bike.
2000 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
Nothing else except the ride seems to count when you're aboard the 1999 Road Star Silverado. A mighty cruiser engineered to provide the rider with both comfort and a thrilling experience, the 1999 Road Star Silverado packs 1602cc of pure, air-cooled v-twin nerve, mated to a transmission which makes uphill rides in the mountains as effortless as the high-speed highway hauls.
Add in the saddlebags and studded backrest, an adjustable windscreen and a bevy of other accessories available, and you've got yourself the old-school-looks cruiser of your dreams, stuffed with modern engineering.
2003 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
Sometimes dubbed the "boulevard bruiser", the 2002 Road Star is a purist cruiser, powered by a mighty 1602cc v-twin, with an OHV pushrod architecture and air-cooled, mated to a belt-driven 5-speed wide ration transmission for a broad power deployment in various scenarios.
There are plenty of classic elements about the 2002 Road Star, from the leather saddlebags to the rich chrome accents, the comfy riding position and the bevy of optionall parts and accessories to customize your ride the way you want.
2003 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
The 2002 Yamaha Road Star Silverado is the perfect excuse to leave everything behind and ride into the sunset. Classically styled and with power and torque on tap, this machine boasts a solid retro attire, with a belt final drive, pushrods and air cooling. The engine is obviously, carbureted, but the throttle position sensors are present for a more accurate operation.
Timeless leather saddlebags and studded seats are a nifty match for laced rims shod with white-walled tires and the rich chrome accents, all offered as standard trim.
2004 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
The 2003 Road Star is the basic cruiser guise, sporting no unnecessary bling, yet looking as good as ever. The bobber stance is beautifully accentuated by the beefy front wheel and the low handlebars which reach back to the rider, and together with the forward controls, provide a comfortable long-range position riders will just love.
The ample, retro fenders are contrasted by the modern cast wheels and the massive brake rotors, but everything falls into place as it should. The 2002 Road Star still has plenty of chrome about it, on the engine covers, exhausts and headlight, matching the matte shine of the massive fork covers.
2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
Powered by the chunky 1670cc v-twin engine, the 2003 Road Star Silverado has become a reference model in the big-bore cruiser world. Not the biggest of all these machines, but packing power and low-end torque on tap, this machine comes with redesigned seats, a revised valve train, camshaft, rocker arms and a new air intake, with multiple other tweaks making the ride better than it was before.
Add in the comprehensive touring package and get your passenger ready, as new roads and lands are waiting for you to discover them.
2004 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado[edit | edit source]
The 2003 Road Star Midnight Silverado is a thundering display of brawn and style, packing the acclaimed punch of the beefy 1670cc v-twin engine together with the massive head-turning factor of a bike designed to steal the show. Add in solid touring features such as a large and adjustable windscreen, leather saddlebags, studded seats and backrest, optional whitewalls, plush and road-worthy suspensions, and hassle-free belt drive for a bigger, better picture.
Power on tap, undeniable style, the 2003 Road Star Midnight Silverado has them.
2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado[edit | edit source]
If there is anything looking better than the 2004 Road Star Silverado, then it could only be the Midnight version of this awesome machine. Packing together all the features and tech heritage of the Road Star, the Silverado's rich chrome details and studded leather accents, this beats adds in the sober, jaw-dropping glossy black trim of the Midnight machines.
The result is a bike with looks threefold more expensive than it actually is, with enough assets to rival the most precious cruisers out on the street. And even more, it's also ready to cross the continent, with a passenger and fully-loaded with luggage, so you'd better start thinking about your next destination.
2005 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
The 2004 Road Star is the basic big-bore cruiser in Yamaha's current line-up, proudly showing off its classic styling backed with modern technology which makes it more dependable and road-worthy. 2004 brings in new laced wheels shod with whitewalls, a nifty complement to the two-tone pearl white / raven graphics.
Packing 1,670cc of brawny v-twin displacement and geared to deliver huge amounts of torque in the low-rpm range, while the 5th overdrive gear provides effortless highway speeds and a most rewarding feel aboard this beast. Strong, big brakes and a generous wheelbase provide great stability and a glorious feel.
2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight[edit | edit source]
Dressed in a sober, imposing all-black livery, the 2004 Road Star Midnight is a head-turning presence, with its beefy tires shoeing modern cast 16" wheels and wrapped under deeply valanced fenders, also covered in glossy black paint and rich chromed-out parts and details.
Even the engine was blacked out, with polished fins to match the liberal use of chrome on the whole front end and handlebar switches, master cylinder, front brake and clutch levers. Studded rider and passenger seats came in as natural addition to the whole package, while the asphalt-churning 1670cc v-twin with its wide-ratio 5-speed transmission is ready to take on any highway, countryside or mountain road.
2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
A fully-loaded cruiser with a hefty dose of luxury about it, the 2004 Road Star Silverado receives even more accents to show off its noble character. Rich, lustrous paint and liberal use of chrome in pretty much all the places which could get a shiny coating, beefy whitewalled tires, soft leather bags for overnight trips, rubber inserts for the full rider floorboards, a mid0sized windshield and comfy studded seats are all on the menu.
Add in the wide-ratio 5-speed transmission with a final belt drive transferring the power from the thundering 1670cc v-twin to the road and you're ready to ride the world in solid style.
2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight[edit | edit source]
It's sleek, it's black and it's Midnight: the 2005 gloss black edition of the Road Star is proudly showing off its updated styling and is readier than ever to turn heads. Blacked-out engine parts are complemented by rich chrome accents which encompass fork tubes, bars, headlight casing and of course, the dual shotgun exhaust system.
Loaded with tons of character, the 2005 Road Star Midnight is a great choice for daily rides, weekend outings and vacations, as well. Optional accessories are also available for adding even more style to this performance-packed machine.
2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado[edit | edit source]
Having the Silverado and the Midnight trim in the same package may sound overkill for some, but the reality shows us just how cool such a bike is in fact. IS and not WOULD BE, because the 2005 Road Star Midnight Silverado is a real bike, and you might see it pass you on any day. Loaded with all the brawn and might of the basic Road Star bikes, this top-drawer cruiser brings forth the studded seats and backrest, lacquered hard cases, tall removable windscreen and a truly commanding styling.
Add in white walls, lightweight cast wheels, black engine accents, power and torque on tap and get ready for a blasting ride aboard the 2005 Road Star Midnight Silverado.
2006 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
Slightly smaller than the Roadliner machines, the 2005 Road Star is still in the cruiser upper class in Star's line-up for the year. This model received an ignition switch-integrated fork lock, dual underseat helmet holders, extra wide front brake and clutch levers, an electric fuel pump, and a factory-installed passing lamp relay for easy accessory passing light installation.
For weekend outings or for two-wheeled vacations, the 2005 Road Star is a glorious choice, especially if your budget or preference don't favor bigger machines.
2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
The Silverado trim introduces luxurious styling, with studs adorning the seats, saddlebags and passenger backrest and complementing the shine of the chromed parts and engine. White-walled tires shoe the cast wheels wrapped under fluid, deeply valanced fenders,a dding a heftier dash of retro DNA to the build.
Add in befy fork covers and a generous windscreen for enhanced riding comfort, full floorboards for rider and passenger and get ready to hit the road, for riding is what the 2005 Road Star Silverado was made for.
2007 Yamaha Road Star Midnight[edit | edit source]
Sober, impeccable, glossy and sleek, the 2006 Road Star Midnight brings more elegance to the road game. Built with the same care for details like all the other Star bikes out there, this Midnight cruiser packs plenty of classic styling, with flowing fenders and a beefy front wheel. Cast rims bring in a bit of present-day DNA, but they are intelligently incorporated into the whole picture.
The 670cc power plant has enough grunt to make everyone smile, while the 5-speed (5th overdrive) is smooth and can deliver anything from immense low-end torque for easy uphill strides to blazing fast highway speeds. With more customization options still available for this exclusive bike, the 2006 Road Star Midnight is the perfect excuse to leave home.
2007 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
The 2006 Road Star accounts for all the basic cruiser needs of the discerning rider: classic styling harking back to the bikes of yore, with deeply valanced fenders and hardtail looks, ample bars, a huge headlight, the bulbous thank with the instrument console on its top, rider floorboards and a heel-toe shifter.
underneath the classic looks, a modern 1670cc v-twin pumps out a huge torque and plenty of passing power for pretty much any situation. Lightweight cast wheels and a hassle-free belt drive only make the ride better, while the multiple optional accessories are available to help riders personalize this nifty cruiser the way they want.
2007 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
Knowing that many riders are exceptionally aware of the livery their bikes come in, Yamaha adds a Silverado variation to its 2006 Road Star line-up. The platform is identical, and the new machine relies on the same proven 1670cc air-cooled v-twin with a 5-speed transmission and belt drive. However, the 2006 Road Star Silverado packs a generous windscreen with a huge chromed mount, leather saddlebags, wire spoked wheels and plenty of chrome in all the key parts.
To make telling the Road Star Silverado form other bikes really easy, Star added a stunning two-tone paint to the bike, with silvers and metallic deep blue for killer looks.
2007 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado[edit | edit source]
There is no better-equipped Road Star than a Road Star Midnight Silverado, and the 2006 model year is proving this assertion time and again. The rich trims of the Silverado series and the black gloss of the Midnight shake hands for a bike that's ready to roll and ready to impress at the same time.
Powerful, mercilessly stylish and perfect for both city slicing and touring, the 2006 Road Star Midnight Silverado comes with easily detachable hard saddlebags, windscreen adn passenger backrest to quickly transform into a nifty solo beast.
2008 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
The 2008 MY Road Star S receives an all-new electronic fuel injection system aimed at taking performance and throttling precision to the next level. A bike with strong classic looks and plenty of old-school styling, the Road Star S comes with a belt drive, a manual 5-speed transmission, liberal use of chrome, a hard tail-like design and a timeless heel-toe shifter above the full-sized floorboard.
Add in beefy tires, robust fenders and ample bars for a clean, functional and zero-compromise look.
2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
The S suffix introduces a more classic attire to the 2008 MY Road Star Silverado, with changed aesthetics and a lot of character for the discerning rider. For starters, you'll notice the beefy front tire, adding a more massive look to the bike's front end. The studs on the seats and passenger backrest are gone, leaving the leather in plain sight, while the hard cases have also gotten a matching color.
A huge chromed holder plate keep the windscreen in place, with chromed housings for the headlight, auxiliary lights and turn signals. The cast wheels have returned, adding a most welcome dash of modern technology.
2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
A step down in displacement from the Silverado, the 2008 MY Road Star Silverado packs the same huge amount of kick-ass classic styling, backed by Yamaha's traditional craftsmanship. The Road Star Silverado is powered by a 1670cc air-cooled v-twin, with the engine receiving an all-new fuel injection system for the new season for better efficiency and crisper, more precise acceleration.
Add in classic styling cues such as the dual exhausts, studded seats, passenger backrest and leather saddlebags, wire spoked rims and white wall tires, plus rich chrome accents, generous windscreen and full rider floorboards. And to keep in the classic range, a heel-toe shifter and hard tail look frame are also on the menu.
2009 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
The Road Star Silverado S retains its spectacular luxurious looks for the 2009 model year, introducing a new level of exquisite detail to the 1670cc cruiser. The S trim means color-matching hard saddlebags, passing lights and even richer chrome details. Passenger floorboards are now stock equipment , as well, adding to the comfort of the ride, while the lacquer silver paint brings even more sparkle to the build.
On the tech side, there plenty f passing power and low-end torque to ride care-free in the city, on the open highways or on winding mountain/ countryside roads.
2009 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
The 2009 MY Road Star Silverado packs together the road worthiness of an 1670cc air-cooled, injected v-twin cruiser with the sleek shapes of a bike engineered to turn heads. And since we're dealing with a Silverado model, glossy paint and studs are on the menu as well. Studs adorn both seats, the passenger backrest and the leather saddlebags, while chrome extends to the massive windscreen locking plate, adding more classic style to the bike.
As for the riding itself, life aboard the 2009 MY Road Star Silverado is as good as it gets: huge torque right off idle, uncompromised comfort and ergonomics for long hauls and maintenance-free belt drive make this machine a very worthy choice.
2009 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
The 2009 MY Road Star boasts the basic big-bore nerve packed into a shape that's both enthralling and inviting. A true classic, the 1670cc air-cooled v-twin is loaded in a hard tail-looks steel frame, which cleverly hides the high-performance rear damper and provides exceptional rigidity for sharp handling. The precise fuel injection system provides the rider with crisp acceleration, while also making sure cold starts and altitude are no longer a problem.
2009 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
The S trim of the 2009 MY Road Star introduces awesome road worthiness, plenty of chrome fr a classic, stylish look, while retaining all the vibe of the stock bike. With the new fuel injection system, the 1670 v-twin starts more easily, regardless of the cold morning weather or altitude, while twisting the throttle produces an instant cascade of rewarding grunt, with plenty of passing power and low-end torque.
Mix black lacquer ad shiny chrome with cast lightweight wheels, fluidly-valanced fenders and full rider floorboards and prepare to ride into the sunset.
2010 Yamaha Road Star Silverado[edit | edit source]
The 2010 Road Star Silverado brings in the usual eye-catching trim for this Yamaha 1670cc air-cooled v-twin cruiser, comprising studded seats for both rider and passenger, a matching studded pillion backrest and leather saddlebags. Rider and passenger floorboards are also standard, just like the tall windscreen and its massive chromed-out mounting plate.
For both rides in your domestic area or from one ocean to the other, the 2010 MY Road Star Silverado is the perfect companion and arrives with massive style, too.
2010 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
The Silverado S trim introduces both extra functionality and luxury to the already sizzling hot 2010 MY Road Star. Built to ride well and turn heads, the 2010 MY Road Star Silverado S packs locking and detachable, color-matched hard saddlebags, passing lights, a bevy of heavily-chromed parts and accessories, such as the breather cover, windscreen mount, forks and more.
The 4.7 US gal tank is a great complement for long haul worthiness, while the 1670 air-cooled v-twin engine produces plenty of low-end torque and high-revving power to have you covered in pretty much any situation.
2010 Yamaha Road Star[edit | edit source]
Though not the biggest Yamaha cruiser out there, the 2010 MY Road Star incorporates huge character and styling which will leave everyone impressed. This air-cooled, chromed-out 1670cc v-twin arrives with classic style elements, such as dual bullet exhausts, a giant chrome headlight. polished fork shrouds, valanced fenders and rider floorboards.
The classic details are complemented by modern elements, such as the cast wheels, a top-notch fuel injection system and premium braking power for a reassuring feel. Add in a beefy front tire for an even bigger visual impact.
2010 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
Just like in previous model years, the S trim of the Road Star introduces even more sparkle in the shape of killer graphics on the tank and rear fender, even more chrome, now extending to the forks, switchgear, and masters, adding more visual impact to this bike's presence.
On the tech side, the S is identical to its standard sibling, with the same injected 1670cc air-cooled v-twin and belt final drive ready to deliver awesome torque at the slightest twist of the grip and on-the-road nerve that will put a big smile on the face of the discerning rider.
2011 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
If you're looking for a really mean cruiser with a fat front end to inspire awe and respect, then it's the 2011 MY Road Star S you should bee checking out. This 1670cc v-twin cruiser packs plenty of character for the discerning rider, with a beefy front wheel matched by an equally impressive chromed out headlight, deeply valanced fenders and perfectly-integrated cast wheels.
Being an S model, there's liberal use of chrome in all the right places, adding even more value to the whole package and impeccable looks. Add in rider floorboards, a heel-toe shifter and the classic hardtail looks for a bigger picture of how mean this machine really is.
2011 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
The 2011 MY Road Star Silverado S carries on the proven successful recipe which blends road worthiness with comfort and the luxurious trim, for yet another generation of bikes which looks stupendous and ride like a dream. The Road Star Silverado S's 1670cc injected air-cooled v-twin is a strong puller, with low-end torque to spare and plenty of passing power in the upper revs for blazing fast highway hauls.
The standard package also includes a fat front tire, ample fenders, a tall windscreen, color-matched hardcases, pasenger backrest and full floorboards, and plenty of chrome to go.
2012 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
The 2012 MY Yamaha Road Star S is a big, powerful bobber with hardtail looks, loaded with chrome parts and a long wheelbase to recreate the old-school bikes. However, “old” is only the looks: this bike comes with a modern 1670cc V-twin engine with top-notch fuel injection making sure the accelerations are precise and strong, in the city or on the highway, and the premium adjustable suspension makes riding smoother than you'd think.
Massive disc brakes help tame this beast: dual 298mm rotors for the front and a crazy 320mm in the rear. Adding in the air-cooling and belt drive means low-maintenance for a more enjoyable experience. The fat front tire is a great match for the chunky chromed-out headlight and massive sculpted seat, while the generous handlebars make steering the 2012 MY Yamaha Road Star S effortless and precise.
2012 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
Have you reached that period of your life when a large cruiser is the only bike which seems to fit the bill and make you happy? That's great, because Yamaha has something in store for your: the 2012 MY Road Star Silverado S, a massive and fearsome bagger to carry you and your better half beyond the state line and the horizon.
The 2012 MY Road Star Silverado S comes loaded with all the touring accessories needed for a pleasant ride: color-matched side cases, generous and comfortable seating, mid-size windscreen and a belt final drive conveying the power of the brawny 1670cc V-twin to the fat rear wheel. Fuel injection means easy starting no matter where you are and precise throttling for fast turns on mountain roads and highway speed, alike.
Massive floating rotors help taming this beastly cruiser and thanks to the 32-degree rake, the 2012 MY Road Star Silverado S will be easier to handle than it looks at the first sight.
2013 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
Looking for a big, powerful bobber with hard tail looks, loaded with chrome parts and a long wheelbase to recreate the old-school bikes? The 2012 Yamaha Road Star S is there for you: moved around by a modern 1670cc V-twin engine with top-notch fuel injection making sure the accelerations are precise and strong, in the city or on the highway,
Premium adjustable suspension makes riding smoother than you'd think, while setting the bike for city riding or two-up touring is easy. Massive disc brakes help tame this beast: dual 298mm rotors for the front and a crazy 320mm in the rear. Adding in the air-cooling and belt drive means low-maintenance for a more enjoyable experience.
The fat front tire is a great match for the chunky chromed-out headlight and massive sculpted seat, while the generous handlebars make steering the 2012 Yamaha Road Star S effortless and precise, adding serious points on the comfort scale.
2013 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
So, you're looking for a big, beastly bagger but are not that keen to get a H-D just like everybody. Good, because there are still nifty cruisers around, and the 2012 Road Star Silverado S is one of them: great old-school chromed-out looks, with generous ergonomics and an attitude to match your touring dreams.
The 2012 Road Star Silverado S comes loaded with all the touring accessories needed for a pleasant ride: color-matched side cases, generous and comfortable seating, mid-size windscreen and a belt final drive conveying the power of the brawny 1670cc V-twin to the fat rear wheel. Fuel injection means easy starting no matter where you are and precise throttling for fast turns on mountain roads and highway speed, alike.
This bike is easier to handle than it looks at the first sight: the large pulled-back handlebars and the 32-degree rake make steering the 2012 Road Star Silverado S a rider-friendly machine, despite its size.
2014 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S[edit | edit source]
The 2013 Road Star Silverado S is all about a complete touring solution for those who are in search of a bike with zero-compromise classic looks and still sporting all the necessary prerequisites for an overnight road tripe or even a longer journey. A mid-sized windscreen, auxiliary lights for turning the night into day , full-size floorboards, hard case saddlebags and of course, plenty of chrome to show off.
The 102cui v-twin is ready to take you anywhere, from the flat highways of the desert to the slow riders along the shore line and up the mountain roads, solo or sharing the big-bore cruiser fun with a passenger. Multiple accessories are also available, helping riders add their own dash of custom looks to this already nifty motorcycle.
2014 Yamaha Road Star S[edit | edit source]
The 2014 Yamaha Road Star S is the kind of classic cruiser which appeals to both new and seasoned riders, males and females, alike: it boasts a timeless design which harks back to the golden age of motorcycle history, even though the technology has come a long way since then. With generous seats and a massive fuel tank with slammed instrumentation, huge dual exhausts and a timeless hardtail look, this machine has everything a classic bike lover needs.
Powered by an air-cooled 102cui (1,670cc) v-twin, the 2014 Yamaha Road Star S also comes with a wide-ratio 5-speed transmission making riding fun and easy, no matter whether you're cruising at highway speed or tackling turn after turn up a mountain road. This bike becomes available from September 2013.