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– 2000 Yamaha Road Star
If you believe there’s more to life than work, and the real definition of freedom 55 is riding your bike without a care at 55 mph, then the heart of a cruiser beats within you. If you believe that chrome and leather are the basic building blocks of life, and that the only real artery is made of asphalt then jump on a Yamaha and experience the pleasure of cruising the endless black ribbon.
Yamaha cruisers … customize your free time.
Motorcycling’s Largest Displacement V-Twin Cruiser
Designed to maximize the riding experience with all the nostalgia of motorcycling’s earliest roots. The Road Star’s engine is designed to run at low rpm while cruising, providing a distinctive pulsing feel while pumping out excellent torque. This is achieved with a long stroke (113mm) engine configuration, immense crankshaft and pushrod valve actuation. The Road Star also has the lowest engine height of any large V-twin cruiser, further enhancing its long, low style and riding attitude.
Other engine features include forged lightweight pistons, ceramic-composite cylinder liners for improved cooling and durability, auto decompression for easy starting, semi-dry sump oil system, and a single 40mm Mikuni carburetor with throttle position sensor (TPS) and accelerator pump for strong throttle response.
The cruiser riding experience would be nothing without two key elements: the ability to customize and, above all, style. Yamaha’s belt-drive system and deeply valanced steel fenders make for easy customization, while still providing the timeless feel of yesteryear. And should one want to add aftermarket pipes, the Road Star’s dual-exhaust system makes it easy to swap out the stock units. Then, of course, there’s the Silverado, Yamaha’s casual touring version of the Road Star, which features leather saddlebags, studded seats and backrest, slightly wider and more comfortable handlebars, an adjustable windshield and classic whitewall tires.
Classic looks and feel notwithstanding, the Road Star is nonetheless a modern-day, high-tech machine. For instance, the instrument panel, encased in a retro-style housing, includes twin trip meters, clock, fuel meter, low fuel light, high beam, turn and neutral indicators. There’s also a self-diagnosis system for the TPS, speed sensor and fuel sender.
Yamaha also offers more than 160 attractive Star Line accessories, including leather saddlebags, seats, billet chrome add-ons and several Road Star-spec windshield sizes specially designed to fit the Road Star.
The Road Star MM Limited comes in Pearl White, and will be available in dealerships nationwide starting January 2000 at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $10,799 US.
The Road Star comes in Onyx, Crimson/Cherry Red and Deep Purple, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $10,599 US (Onyx and Deep Purple) and $10,699 US (Crimson/Cherry Red). The Road Star Silverado is available in Silver Mist/Charcoal Metallic and Cranberry Red at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $12,199 US.
The Road Star comes with a one-year unlimited mileage warranty.
Configuration 4-stroke,OHV, air cooled, 4-Valve, V-Twin Lubrication Dry sump
Bore & Stroke 95.0 x 113.0 mm Ignition TCI
Capacity 1602.0 cc Charging system
Compression Ratio 8.3:1 Starter Electric
Max Power Transmission Belt drive
Max Torque Gearbox 6-speed
Fuel BSR40 Clutch
Dimensions Weight: 307.0 kg
Wheelbase: 1 685 mm
Length: 2 500 mm
Seat Height: 710 mm
Ground Clearance: 145 mm
Tyres 130/90-16 67H
Front Suspension Telescopic fork Brakes
Rear suspension Monocross Fuel Capacity 20.0 litres
Onyx, Crimson/Cherry Red and Deep Purple, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $10,599 US (Onyx and Deep Purple) and $10,699 US (Crimson/Cherry Red).
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.