Yamaha XVZ12 Venture: history, specs, pictures

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Yamaha XVZ12
Also called XVZ12T, XVZ 12 T, Venture Royale
Production 1984 - 1988
Class Touring
Successor Yamaha XVZ13
v4, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 76.0mm x 66.0mm
Top Speed 119 mph (192 km/h)
Horsepower 94.94 HP (70.8 KW) @ 7000RPM
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA-9 '83-85
Battery YUASA SY50-N18L-AT '83-85
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)
Final Drive Shaft `83-85[1]
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/80-18
Rear Tire 140190-16
Weight 325.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-146
Recommended Oil Yamalube 10w-40
Fuel Capacity 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Yamaha XVZ12 is a touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 1984 and 1988 and more commonly known as the Venture Royale. It could reach a top speed of 119 mph (192 km/h). Claimed horsepower was 94.94 HP (70.8 KW) @ 7000 RPM.

When Yamaha created the Venture Touring Bike, it went all the way. It was also the first liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, V-4 Yamaha and featured adjustable air suspension, luggage and stereo radio as standard equipment.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled v4, four-stroke. A 76.0mm bore x 66.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1197.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/80-18 front tire and a 140190-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The XVZ12T was fitted with a 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters) fuel tank.

1983[edit | edit source]

1983 Yamaha Venture Royale profile
1983 Yamaha Venture Royale
1983 Yamaha Venture (XVZ1200) in Red
1983 Yamaha Venture (XVZ1200) in Red
1983 Yamaha Venture (XVZ1200) in Red
1983 Yamaha Venture (XVZ1200) in Red
1983 Yamaha Venture (XVZ1200) in Red

1984[edit | edit source]

1984 Yamaha XVZ1200 in Gold

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019.