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Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado
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Ravishing good looks
With this one, we came dangerously close to making a bike thats just too damn beautiful to ride. Not to worry; that feeling goes away after the first couple of kilometres have passed beneath the stylish mag wheels and wide retro looking tires. And with the same power and comfort as its Road Star Silverado sibling, youll have no trouble taking this baby for trips.
Its not easy to improve perfection, but we did it.
The brawny Road Star Silverado thundered onto the cruiser scene six years
ago, taking it by storm with its sheer size, classic retro styling and heaps
of torque. But then, it's hardly a mystery why this belt-driven mega-machine
made such a huge impression. And now its home to a gigantic 102 cubic-inch
air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine that pumps out huge amounts
of torque and acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance. And
thanks to its wide, rubber-mounted handlebars, restyled touring seat, full-size
rubber floorboards, and new hard saddlebags, the Road Star Midnight Silverado
will have you on the road all day long. Bottom line...this is one awesome
Yamaha has made a touring cruiser gumbo combining the unique, dark beauty
of the Road Star Midnight blended with the touring comfort of the Road Star
Silverado. It's called
The Road Star Midnight Silverado.
Of course, it sports the 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine and standard performance features of the Road Star family members. But there's so much more.
The unique, retro style and long-range comfort features include -
Gorgeous, Raven lacquer finish
Blacked-out engine with polished fins
Beautiful, chrome front end
Sumptuous, studded seat and passenger seat with backrest
Special Midnight Star logo on the speedometer face.
Fat, whitewall tires
Medium-size, adjustable windshield
Add to that these new features for 2005 -
New, locking hard sidebags
More chrome - handlebar switches, master cylinder, front brake and clutch levers
Chrome passing lamps up front
Put it all together and you have a recipe for one beautiful and functional touring cruiser.
Remember, there are hundreds of Genuine Yamaha Accessories available to help you make your Road Star as unique as you are.
Features & Benefits
Road Star Midnight Silverado model features a beautifully finished chrome
front end, a sumptuous studded seat, and special Midnight Star
logo on speedometer face.
Studded touring rider seat and passenger seat with backrest is shaped for roominess and extended long-range comfort.
Fat whitewall tires evoke the classic retro cruiser look.
Medium-size adjustable windshield enhances riding experience by keeping wind and weather off the rider.
New for 2005
New, locking hard sidebags carry plenty of gear in dry security.
More chrome: handlebar switches, master cylinder, and front brake and clutch levers get the shiny treatment.
Chrome passing lamps up front look great and increase visibility.
102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance. Black-painted engine with polished fins for aggressive appearance.
Pushrod valve actuation keeps overall engine height down and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to the lack of a cam chain case.
Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and less maintenance.
Single Mikuni 40mm CV carburetor with throttle position sensor features electronic fuel and accelerator pumps, carburetor heater and handy side-mounted air filter to ensure consistent fuel flow, greater throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range.
Smooth-shifting 5-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive delivers outstanding cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds.
Heel-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances overall cruising comfort.
Ceramic composite cylinder bore plating ensures greater durability due to optimal heat dissipation.
Dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter and creates lower center of gravity by helping keep overall engine height to a minimum.
Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy, dependable starting.
2-into-2 exhaust system features beefy, staggered shotgun dual pipes putting out a soulful V-twin exhaust tune.
Solid-mounted engine housed in specially designed rigid, double-cradle frame features a stylish 32° rake.
Extra-long 66.5-inch wheelbase creates long and low retro profile, added rider comfort and well-balanced handling.
Telescopic 43mm preload adjustable front forks with stainless steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps.
Link-type, preload-adjustable single rear shock with 4.3 inches of travel lowers center of gravity for excellent handling and plusher ride quality.
Rear shock is tucked out of sight for a classic, hardtail look.
Separate subframe positioned under deeply valanced rear fender allows easy customization with numerous accessible mounting points.
Aluminum front brake and clutch levers are designed for a big, beefy feel.
16-inch cast wheels shod with tubeless tires for a classic, yet sporty look while providing confidence-inspiring handling and excellent grip.
Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature 4-piston calipers (that come straight off the YZF-R1) with aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for strong, linear confidence-inspiring stopping power.
Rear brake setup features 320mm single disc with single piston pin-slide type caliper for strong stopping power.
Lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life and quiet operation.
Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
Deeply valanced steel fenders combine timeless styling with rugged durability.
LED taillight is flush mounted on the rear fender for a custom look with LED bulbs that are brighter than conventional bulbs and draw less electrical current.
Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a stylish design and provides easy reading of odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge as well as low fuel, high beam, turn signal, neutral and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
Clear turn signal lens with amber bulbs and chrome rear turn signal stay give a custom look.
Wide, swept-back, 1-inch-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars are easy to reach and reduce vibration to minimize fatigue.
Full-size floating-type rider floorboards with rubber inserts are roomy and comfortably positioned and help reduce vibration.
5.3-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light means exceptional cruising range.
Seat and fork locks both integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience.
Handy dual underseat helmet holders.
Powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish.
12V 18AH maintenance-free battery ensures fuss-free, dependable starting.
$13,499* Available from July 2004
1670cc, 102 cubic-inch, air-cooled, pushrod OHV, 48° V-twin
Bore x Stroke
97 x 113mm
40mm Mikuni CV w/throttle position sensor
43mm Telescopic fork with adjustable preload; 5.5" travel
Single shock, link-type; 4.3" travel
Dual 298mm discs
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)