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2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

 

– 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

Freedom comes in many colours – this time it’s black.

If you prefer your basher in black, slide your leg over the sleek Road Star Midnight Star. Bathed in gleaming onyx lacquer, a studded seat and radiant chrome as far as the eye can see. This ultimate bad boy’s got ravishing good looks and the muscle to match.

Tough guys have always worn black, and this beast with its 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° is no different. Surrounded by lustrous onyx lacquer, this bike makes a statement wherever it goes.

In addition to all the Road Star features, the Midnight sports –

New for 2005 – More chrome – handlebar switches, master cylinder, front brake and clutch levers
Blacked-out engine with polished fins
Studded rider and passenger seats
Beefy, chromed front end
16″ cast wheels
Sculpted steel fenders

… all creating a unique look among Road Star models. No other cruiser does it so elegantly.
Keep in mind, there are hundreds of Genuine Yamaha Accessories available to help you make your Road Star as unique as you are.

Climb aboard this belt-driven V-twin, thumb the starter, open up the throttle. Feel the torque!



Features & Benefits

New for 2005

Road Star Midnight model features a beautifully finished chrome front end, a sumptuous studded seat, and special “Midnight Star” logo on speedometer face.
More chrome: handlebar switches, master cylinder, and front brake and clutch levers get the shiny treatment.


Engine:
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.

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.


Chassis/Suspension:
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 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.




Specifications:

MSRP
$11,999* Available from July 2004

Engine

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

Bore x Stroke
97 x 113mm

Compression Ratio
8.3:1

Carburetion
40mm Mikuni CV w/throttle position sensor

Ignition
Digital TCI

Transmission
Wide-ratio 5-speed

Final Drive
Belt

Chassis

Suspension/Front
43mm Telescopic fork with adjustable preload; 5.5″ travel

Suspension/Rear
Single shock, link-type; 4.3″ travel

Brakes/Front
Dual 298mm discs

Brakes/Rear
320mm disc

Tires/Front
130/90-16

Tires/Rear
150/80-16

Dimensions

Length
98.4″

Width
38.6″

Height
44.9″

Seat Height
27.9″

Ground Clearance
5.7″

Wheelbase
66.5″

Dry Weight
679 Lbs.

Fuel Capacity
5.3 Gallons



Color
Raven

Warranty
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



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