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2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S Review
2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S
The serious open-road, luxury touring performer with a five year warranty…
Get all the style and performance of a full dressed touring bike at a surprisingly affordable price. The 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S features classic weather beating bodywork and lots of touring amenities. It’s guaranteed to turn heads. Did we mention the 5-year warranty too?
Venture from Coast to Coast.
A super smooth 1298cc V-Four liquid cooled powerplant wrapped in a high tensile steel frame built to carry two people and plenty of gear in ultimate two wheel comfort. When it comes to seeing North America in detail, there’s no better way to do it than by riding a 2013 Yamaha Venture.
The Royal Star Venture S, a classic touring bike that turns every head on the block with its sleek sophistication and classic good looks. Plus all the amenities and long distance comfort you would expect on a touring motorcycle.
We’ve added plenty of chrome to create the Royal Star Venture S. It’s got the eye-popping style and the smooth performance of a luxury touring bike, with two very appealing added features: a surprisingly low price tag and a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S Key Features
US MPG Fuel Consumption: 39 mpg; Fuel Consumption ± 18kpl/51mpg(Imp)
1,294cc, liquid-cooled V-4
Luggage space to spare
This fully loaded luxury touring machine comes with everything serious riders need, including a four-speaker sound system with a Star-branded iPod touch,® a CB radio, intercom system, and AM/FM radio combined with a powerful and smooth V-four
engine and front end chrome accents.
There’s plenty of lockable storage in the form of a 15-gallon trunk and a pair of color-matched 9.3-gallon sidebags; that’s 33.6 gallons total.
Ergonomically designed bucket-type seats with plush, wraparound passenger backrest for unbeatable long-range comfort.
Industry’s premier rider support package includes a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance program.
The Royal Star Venture S gets chrome accents to the front end.
2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S Features and Benefits
•1,294cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, V-4 powerplant produces class-leading power – 98hp and maximum torque of 89 ft-lb @ 4,750 rpm – for excellent touring performance.
•4 valves per cylinder head design ensures maximum breathing efficiency for great engine performance.
•Four Mikuni BDSR 32mm carburetors with TPS deliver seamless throttle response.
•Each carburetor features a single 15-watt heater to ensure consistent fuel/air delivery under varying temperatures.
•Huge air box capacity provides exceptional airflow to help boost both torque and power.
•Dual intake system enhances performance without sacrificing fuel tank capacity.
•Large-capacity radiator ensures superior engine cooling for maximum efficiency.
•Single-axis, internal engine counter balancer reduces engine vibration for maximum rider and passenger comfort.
•Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission with 5th gear overdrive reduces engine rpm at highway speeds for smooth, relaxed touring.
•Maintenance-free, light-action hydraulic clutch
•Smooth, clean, quiet, low-maintenance shaft drive
•4-into-2 exhaust system puts out a throaty exhaust note and creates a long, low profile that’s easily customizable.
•Maintenance-free transistorized coil ignition (TCI) provides a precise timing curve at all rpms for instant engine response and fast, sure starts.
•Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise.
•Air induction system (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC emissions.
•Spin-on type oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.
•Easy-to-use heel-toe shifter highlights the classic retro design.
•Numerous chromed engine parts highlight pride of ownership and attention to detail.
Chassis and Suspension:
•High-integrity, double-cradle steel frame with solid engine mounting and 29° caster angle delivers responsive steering and excellent handling.
•Long 1,705mm (67.1″) wheelbase provides great rider control and excellent stability.
•Long wheelbase also creates exceptionally roomy ergonomics for maximum rider and passenger touring comfort.
•Air-adjustable, 43mm front fork with 140mm (5.6″) of wheel travel smoothes out the bumps and can be adjusted for varying load capacities.
•Air-adjustable, link rear suspension features a vertically mounted single shock for that classic hardtail look and outstanding long-distance ride quality. Rear wheel travel is 105mm (4.1″).
•Air adjustability allows the rider to adjust rear suspension preload to match load and road conditions.
•Dual 298mm front discs are squeezed by twin piston calipers while the huge 320mm rear disc utilizes a four piston caliper to provide strong, linear stopping power.
•Wide, fork-mounted fairing with wind deflectors and frame-mounted lower cowlings offer outstanding wind and weather protection.
•Full-sized, floating-type rider and passenger floorboards reduce vibration and are positioned for optimal long-distance comfort.
•Easy-to-reach, 1-inch, rubber-mounted handlebars reduce vibration.
•22.5-litre fuel tank with low-fuel warning light ensures outstanding long-distance touring range.
•Large, powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility while cutting a stylish profile.
•Remote adjustable headlight aiming with conveniently located control helps compensate for changes in load.
•Vintage-style instrument console features: digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel reserve tripmeter, clock and fuel gauge.
•Convenient electronic cruise control system. Switch is located on right handlebar for ease of use.
•Clarion AM/FM cassette stereo features automatic volume control (AVC), 18-FM presets, 6-AM presets, covered cassette deck and remote controllers for rider and passenger. There is a front auxillary plug-in for an MP3 player.
•Four weather-resistant speakers (2-front/2-rear) with 14-watts per channel
•Handlebar-mounted 40-channel CB radio
•Two-way rider/passenger intercom system
•Huge, 57-litre rear trunk with easy, one-touch opener can hold two full-faced helmets.
•Colour-matched, hard saddlebags feature handy, one-touch openers and offer 35-litres of storage per bag.
•Low-maintenance, 18 amp sealed battery ensures easy, reliable starting.
•Self-canceling turn signalswith stylish clear lens.
•Incomparable Star fit and finish includes flawless paint with extensive chrome and brushed stainless steel accents, and deep valanced steel fenders.
•Ignition switch, with integrated steering lock, and accessory position is mounted at the front of fuel tank for extra convenience.
•12 volt cigarette lighter-style fairing mounted DC outlet
•12 volt DC connector located under the rider seat for additional accessories
•Chrome engine guards, fender trim and 3-D Venture front fender mascot highlight unparalleled styling and attention to detail.
•Chrome handlebar switches
•Padded passenger grab rails
•Extra wide clutch and brake levers
•Blacked-out engine block with polished cooling fin edges
•Chromed front fork assembly
•3-D Venture fuel tank emblem
Exclusive Royal Star 5-year unlimited mileage warranty
2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20,590 (Charcoal Silver/Raven) USD
Type 79-cubic-inch (1294cc) liquid-cooled 70° V-four; DOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 79mm x 66mm
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Fuel Delivery 4) 32mm Mikuni® CV carburetors
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, wide-ratio w/5th-gear overdrive; hydraulic clutch
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; air-assist, 5.5-in travel
Suspension / Rear Single shock; air-assist, 4.1-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Tires / Front 150/80-16 71H
Tires / Rear 150/90B15M/C 74H
Wheels 7-spoke cast
Length 104.5 in
Width 35.4 in
Height 61.6 in
Seat Height 29.5 in
Wheelbase 67.1 in
Fuel Capacity 6.1 gal
Fuel Economy** 39 mpg
Wet Weight*** 869 lb
Warranty 5 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
*Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Please read your Owner’s Manual and all labels before operation.
**Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road
conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo, and operator/passenger weight.
***Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel.
2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $19,999 CDN
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 70°, V-4
Bore and Stroke 79 x 66mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Maximum Torque 12.3kg-m (89 ft-lb) @ 4,750 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BDSR32 x 4
Estimated Fuel Consumption* 18kpl / 51mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting TCI / Electric
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension (Front) 43mm, air-assisted fork
Suspension (Rear) Air-assisted, link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 320mm disc
Tires (Front) 150/80-16
Tires (Rear) 150/90-15
Length 2,655mm (104.5″)
Width 900mm (35.4″)
Height 1,565mm (61.6″)
Wheelbase 1,705mm (67.1″)
Seat Height 750mm (29.5″)
Fuel Capacity 22.5 litres (5 imp. gallons)
Wet Weight 394kg (867 lb)
Colour(s) Metallic Bluish Gray
± Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.
Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.
* MSRP does not include freight, PDI (Pre Delivery Inspection), pre-rigging (boats), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less. See your local dealer for out the door pricing.
2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK/European MSRP Price: £ See dealer for Pricing.
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2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: $TBA AUD
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Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.