Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture

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Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture
Manufacturer
Production 2003 - 2007
Class Touring
Engine
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 70°, V-4
Bore / Stroke 78.7mm x 78.7mm
Compression ratio 10.1:1
Torque 89.25 ft/lbs (121.0 Nm) @ 4750RPM
Transmission Gear box: Wide-ratio 5-speed

Final Drive: Shaft

Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual, hydraulic
Suspension Front: 43mm, air-assisted fork, 140mm (5.5 in.) travel
Rear: Air-assisted, link-type Monocross,105mm (4.1 in.) travel
Brakes Front: Dual 298mm Discs
Rear: 320mm Disc
Front Tire 150/80-16
Rear Tire 150/90-15
Wheelbase 67.09 inches (1704 mm)
Length 104.49 inches (2654 mm)
Width 35.39 inches (899 mm)
Seat Height 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Weight 365.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 1.59 Gallon (6.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture was a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 70°, V-4 Touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 2003 and 2007. Max torque was 89.25 ft/lbs (121.0 Nm) @ 4750 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 78.7mm bore x 78.7mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1294.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a Wide-ratio 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-disc, manual, hydraulic.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 150/80-16 front tire and a 150/90-15 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Dual 298mm Discs in the front and a 320mm Disc in the rear. The front suspension was a 43mm, air-assisted fork, 140mm (5.5 in.) travel while the rear was equipped with a Air-assisted, link-type Monocross,105mm (4.1 in.) travel. The Royal Star Midnight Venture was fitted with a 1.59 Gallon (6.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 67.09 inches (1704 mm) long.

2003 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture[edit]

2003 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture

The Midnight version of the 2002 Yamaha Royal Star Venture takes touring and cross-country luxury one step further, with studded seat and backrest, liberal use of chrome. Add in the cast wheels shod with beefy tires, wrapped by deeply valanced fenders, all bearing the shiny mark of the classic chrome, and the onyx luster of the paintwork, matching the black accented engine for an even more powerful look.

The 1294cc V4 sits at the heart of the bike, and the proven platform of the base Venture ensures an exhilarating ride, be it solo or with a passenger, fully-loaded trunks and speeding across the state line.


2004 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture[edit]

2004 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture

The 2003 Royal Star Midnight Venture brings luxurious Onyx black lacquer in combination with liberal use of shiny chromed out parts and accents. To make things look even more spectacular, the beefy V4 engine also got a coat of sober black paint, beautifully contrasting with the shiny covers. Studded leather seats, a generous windshield, passenger and rider floorboards, plenty of other touring accessories usually supplied as optional items are bolted to the 2003 Royal Star Midnight Venture as standard equipment. This bike packs the traditional Royal Star class and adds extra, rich touches for an even stronger head-turning factor.


2006 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture[edit]

2006 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture

The 2005 Royal Star Midnight Venture shows that even one of Yamaha coolest bikes can indeed become even neater when presented in the mighty Midnight livery. Sober black glossy paint covers almost the entire bike, from the tank to minute details such as bolts and nuts, with only several parts being allowed to show off the chrome luster.

The ultimate classic touring machine in Star's line-up, the Royal Star Midnight Venture packs all the nifty features you could ever desire in such a machine and then some more, with even more optional items readily available.


2007 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture[edit]

The 2006 Royal Star Midnight Venture maintains the darkened, glossy black livery of the previous model year, but Star decided to drop the studs on the seats and passenger backrest, for a more sober attire for this bike.

On the tech side, the Midnight is identical to the stock Venture, with the same beastly V4 engine with power and torque on tap, smooth 5-speed transmission and premium comfort in terms of both occupant comfort and weather protection. Add in the generous on-board storage and prepare to hit the road, wherever it may lead.