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– 2000 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Classic
The 2000 Royal Star Tour Classic features whitewall tires, Tour Classic windshield, passing lamps, leather soft bags, plush touring seats, 4-into-2 chrome exhaust, a fifth-gear overdrive indicator light and a leather tank strap. For two-up cruising, the Tour Classic also includes a low, upright padded backrest. This model comes in Onyx, and is now available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $14,799 US.
It starts like any other significant relationship, with the irresistible attraction of a graceful profile, and classic, sculpted steel curves framing the unmistakable muscle of a powerful V-4 engine. Slide your eyes across paint and chrome and you’ll know what Royal Star beauty is all about. Look closer and you’ll see Yamaha’s meticulous craftmanship, and attention to details ordinary bikes can’t match. Ordinary touring bikes will get you where you’re going if that’s all that matters. But a Royal Star has the power to take you where the ride itself is the only destination necessary.
This is why riding a Royal Star is so emotional and so special. This unique cruising experience cannot be expressed in numbers or words, only feel and freedom.
2000 YAMAHA ROYAL STAR LINE
All members of the Royal Star Family are powered by a chromed and polished, liquid-cooled, 79-cubic-inch V-4 engine, equipped with four 28mm Mikuni carburetors and chrome exhaust pipes for optimized low-end performance. A low-maintenance shaft-drive system helps deliver a smooth ride.
Riding the Royal Star at highway speeds is a joy, thanks in part to a transmission that features overdrive in both fourth and fifth gears, which reduces rpm, and thus vibration, at cruising speeds. Scrubbing those double-digit velocities is a triple-disc brake system, with four-pot calipers grabbing dual 298mm rotors up front and a 320mm single disc out back.
The Royal Star frame is constructed of large-diameter steel, with design specs allowing for a low seat height. Moving to the tail end, the rear subframe is positioned under the back fender to permit access to various mounting points should one desire additional customization options.
All three Royal Stars feature a 4.8-gallon, teardrop-style fuel tank (including a 0.9-gallon reserve) that delivers a claimed cruising range of more than 170 miles. Mounted on top of the tank is a classically styled, large-faced speedometer with an integrated display that includes a digital tripmeter and odometer; indicator lights for neutral, turns, high beams, fuel, low oil pressure; and a self-diagnosis warning light. A powerful 60/55-watt halogen headlight provides good night visibility and a maintenance-free battery ensures easy maintenance.
Engine 1294cc, 79-CUBIC INCH, DOHC, LIQUID-COOLED, 70° V-4
Bore x Stroke 79 X 66mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gallons
Carburetion (4) 28mm MIKUNI CONSTANT-VELOCITY
Transmission 5-SPEED, WIDE-RATIO; OVERDRIVE IN 4TH AND 5TH GEAR
Final Drive SHAFT
Seat Height 28.5″
Ground Clearance 5.9″
Dry Weight 710 lbs.
Colors ONYX, CHERRY RED/CRANBERRY RED
BRAKES / WHEELS / TIRES
Suspension Front: TELESCOPIC FORK, 5.5″ OF TRAVEL
Rear: SINGLE SHOCK, LINK-TYPE, 3.7″ OF TRAVEL
Brakes Front: DUAL 298mm DISCS
Rear: 320mm DISC
Tires Front: 150/80-16
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations