2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Review

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2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado
2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado
2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado


2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Review

2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

Make a huge impression…

The brawny 2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado (and its Road Star sibling) 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 new 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine that pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance. Additional engine mods include redesigned valve system, camshafts, rocker arms, air induction system, cooling fins and beefed up clutch. Bottom line…more power and performance.

Short and long range rider comfort is supreme thanks to wide, swept-back, 1″-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars, restyled touring rider seat that’s 40mm wider, a reshaped passenger seat and full-size floating-type rider floorboards with new rubber inserts.

An all-new lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life, quiet operation and better acceleration. All-new brakes featuring dual 298mm front disc brakes with 4-piston calipers (that come straight off the YZF-R1) and 320mm single disc rear brake for strong stopping power.

And when you’re wrapped in a swank casual touring package – large, adjustable windscreen, leather saddlebags, studded seats and backrest, whitewalls – as gorgeous as it is all-powerful, people just get plain ecstatic.

Once you slide your leg over one, you’ll know exactly how they feel.



 

2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Key Features

 

 


 

2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado – Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $12,699 USD
Canadian MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

DIMENSIONS
Length 98.4 in.

Height 59.1 in.

Width 38.6 in.

Weight 712 lbs.

Wheelbase 66.5 in.

Seat Height 27.9 in.

ENGINE
Engine 102-cubic-inch, air-cooled, pushrod OHV, 48° V-twin

Displacement 1670cc

Bore x Stroke 97 X 113mm

Compression Ratio 8.3:1

Fuel System 40mm Mikuni CV w/throttle position sensor

Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal.

Ignition Digital TCI

Exhaust 2-into-2

DRIVETRAIN
Transmission Wide-ratio 5-speed

Final Drive Belt

BRAKES/WHEELS/TIRES
Brakes Front: Dual 298mm discs
Rear: 320mm disc

Tires Front: 130/90-16
Rear: 150/80-16

OPERATIONAL
Suspension Front: Telescopic fork; 5.5 in. travel
Rear: Single shock, link-type; 4.3 in. travel

OTHER
Colors Black Gold Metallic/Beach Sand Tan

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

 

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