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2005 Yamaha Road Star


2005 Yamaha Road Star


– 2005 Yamaha Road Star

Just when you though it couldn’t get any better

So what’s Yamaha’s secret? Well, we’ve taken our classic Road Star and evolved it to a superior level in performance. We’ve added an all-new air-cooled, pushrod 1670cc, V-Twin engine that pumps out incredible, low-rpm torque for unparalleled acceleration and overall cruising performance. Add a wider, more plush seat and rubber mounted floorboards for all-day comfort while you gaze at a new retro-look speedomtre face with 3-D markings and you’ve got one sophisticated cruiser.

The Road Star Keeps Getting Better and Better
Are you ready for the 2005 Road Star? The Star Family’s bare-knuckled brawler is the epitome of modern-day V-twin muscle meeting legendary styling, making it a rolling work of art.

Unsurpassed Performance
At the heart of the Road Star is the 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.

Pushrod valve actuation
Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts
Mikuni 40mm CV carburetor with throttle position sensor, electronic fuel and accelerator pumps, and heater
High-strength final drive belt
… all contribute to Road Star’s exceptional performance throughout the rev range.
Wide, touring rider seat and passenger seat
Cast wheel option for tubeless tires
Dual 298mm front disc brakes with 4-piston calipers and 320mm single disc rear brake
… for long range comfort and confidence.
And, if competition performance is your bag, the Road Star’s Speedstar Competition Accessories are the answer.

No Other Cruiser Does It So Elegantly
The Road Star’s classic beauty includes these features –

Lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents
Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer
Beefy, brushed-steel forks
Sculpted steel fenders
Shiny new laced wheels wearing whitewall tires
are a classic custom touch on the the 2005 Pearl White/Raven model.
But remember, there are hundreds of Genuine Yamaha Accessories available to help you make your Road Star a unique, personal work of art.

The 2005 Road Star: Redefining the standard.

Features & Benefits

New for 2005
Shiny new laced wheels wearing whitewall tires are a classic touch on the Pearl White/Raven Road Star.

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, on the black cherry Road Star, 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.

Additional Features:
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.


$11,099* (Solid Color)
$11,299* (Two-tone Color) Both Available from June 2004


1670cc, 102 cubic-inch, air-cooled, pushrod OHV, 48° V-twin

Bore x Stroke
97 x 113mm

Compression Ratio

40mm Mikuni CV w/throttle position sensor

Digital TCI

Wide-ratio 5-speed

Final Drive


43mm Telescopic fork with adjustable preload; 5.5″ travel

Single shock, link-type; 4.3″ travel

Dual 298mm discs

320mm disc







Seat Height


Ground Clearance

Dry Weight
679 Lbs.

Fuel Capacity
5.3 Gallons

Black Cherry; Pearl White/Raven

1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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