Total Motorcycle Website – 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Venture

You are here: HomeNew Models — 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle Models

2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Venture
Back to 2005 Yamaha Motorcycle Index Page

2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Venture


– 2005 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Venture

The name just says it all

Meet the sleekest member of the Star family, the Midnight Venture. Think of it as the Royal Star Venture’s sibling with head turning looks you’ll find only on customized machines. Gleaming with rich black lacquer, chromed forks and studded leather saddles – as stunning as it is timeless.

Classic, Ageless Styling and Modern Engineering
Glistening chrome and lustrous paint surround a liquid-cooled, 1300cc V-4 pumping out 98 ponies of shaft-driven power, all wrapped within an ultra-rigid, superb-handling chassis.

And, For Long-range Comfort and Luxury
Riding Pleasure –

– Plush, comfortable seats
– Passenger backrest
– Spacious trunk
– Saddlebags – Operator and passenger floorboards
– Easy-access audio/CB switchgear
– Front and rear speakers
New for 2005
– Chrome switches
– Burlwood dash treatment for high quality, luxury appearance

The 2005 Royal Star Midnight Venture Special Edition
Surrounded by onyx lacquer, this ultimate expression of luxurious, long-distance performance and comfort has these special features –

– Black accented engine with polished fins
– Tons of gleaming chrome
– Chromed forks
– Studded seat as gorgeous as it is timeless.

Both are backed by the premier customer support package in motorcycling: a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance program.

The Royal Star® Venture and Midnight Venture. You’ll never look at long-distance carriers the same again.

Features & Benefits

Royal Star Midnight Venture model features beautifully finished chrome front end, blackpainted engine with polished fins, and a sumptuous studded seat and backrest.

Industry’s premier customer support package includes 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance program.

New for 2005
New, billet-look front brake and clutch levers for enhanced control, comfort, and vibration resistance.

Clear turn signal lenses provide a custom, high-visibility touch.

New, 3D trunk emblem and new ignition key design.

Liquid-cooled, 79 cubic-inch V-4 tuned to put out class-leading power—98hp @ 6000 rpm and maximum torque at 89 ft.-lb. @ 4750 rpm —for incomparable touring performance.

Four Mikuni 32mm carburetors with TPS deliver seamless throttle response and greater power across the entire rev range.

Each carburetor features a single 15-watt heater to ensure consistent fuel/air delivery under varying temperatures.

Huge airbox capacity provides exceptional airflow to help boost both torque and power.

Compact-design dual intake system enhances performance without sacrificing fuel tank capacity.

Large-capacity radiator ensures superior engine cooling for maximum efficiency.

Single-axis internal counterbalancer reduces engine vibration.

Wide-ratio 5-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive geared for both highway passing power and lower-rev cruising speeds.

Maintenance-free hydraulic clutch.

Smooth, low-maintenance shaft drive.

4-into-2 exhaust system puts out a throaty exhaust note and creates a long, low profile that’s easily customizable.

High-integrity, single-backbone frame with solid engine mounting and 29° caster angle delivers quick, responsive steering and excellent handling.

Class-leading long wheelbase (67.1-inches) and long, overall length (104.5-inches) provide increased rider control and comfort.

Long wheelbase also creates exceptionally roomy ergonomics and legroom for maximum rider and passenger touring comfort.

Air-adjustable telescopic front fork designed with 29° caster angle and 5.5 inches of travel smoothes out the bumps and adjusts for varying load capacities.

Air-adjustable link-type rear suspension features a vertically mounted single shock with 4.1 inches of travel for hardtail look and outstanding long-distance ride quality.

Large-diameter front and rear disc brakes with sintered pads provide strong, linear stopping power.

Ergonomically designed bucket-type seats with plush, wraparound passenger backrest for unbeatable long-range comfort.

Wide, fork-mounted fairing, windshield, wind deflectors and frame-mounted lower cowlings offer outstanding weather protection.

Full-sized floating-type rider and passenger floorboards reduce vibration and are positioned for optimal long-distance comfort.

Easy-to-reach, large-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars reduce vibration.

Additional Features:
Incomparable fit and finish includes flawless paint with extensive chrome and brushed stainless steel accents as well as deep, valanced steel fenders.

Chrome engine guards, fender trim and 3-D Venture front fender mascot highlight unparalleled styling and attention to detail.

6-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light ensures outstanding long-distance touring range.

Large, powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility while cutting a stylish profile.

Remote adjustable headlight aiming with conveniently located control helps compensate for changes in load.

Rider accessible, cigarette lighter-type DC outlet in fairing and additional outlet under seat.

Ignition switch, with integrated steering lock, mounted to front of fuel tank for extra convenience.

Vintage-style console and instrument panel features: digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel trip meter, clock, fuel gauge, cruise control, TPS self-diagnosis, speed sensor, and neutral, high beam, turn signals and low oil level indicator lights.

Electronic cruise control switch located on right handlebar controls for ease of use.

Handlebar-mounted 40-channel CB radio with dual antenna for CB and AM/FM radio.

Single-point audio control system for AM/FM radio, cassette and intercom is CD changer-compatible and headset-ready.

4-speaker (14 watts per channel) system with automatic, speed-regulated volume control to help hear over wind noise.

Two-way rider/passenger intercom system.

Huge, 15-gallon rear trunk with easy, one-touch opener can hold two full-faced helmets and includes a lined interior storage pouch.

Color-matched hard-shell saddlebags each feature handy, one-touch openers and spacious 9.3-gallon storage with interior pouch.

12V 18AH maintenance-free battery ensures easy, reliable starting.


$16,499* (Royal Star Venture)
$16,999* (Royal Star Midnight Venture) Both available from August 2004


1294cc, 79-cubic-inch, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 70° V-4

Bore x Stroke
79 x 66mm

Compression Ratio

(4) 32mm Mikuni Constant-Velocity

Digital TCI

Wide-ratio 5-speed w/5th gear overdrive and hydraulic clutch

Final Drive


Telescopic fork w/air assist; 5.6″ travel

Single shock, link-type w/air assist; 4.1″ travel

Dual 298mm Discs

320mm Disc







Seat Height


Dry Weight
807 Lbs.

Fuel Capacity
6.0 Gallons

Liquid Silver (Royal Star Venture); Raven (Royal Star Midnight Venture)

5 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

About Michael Le Pard 4319 Articles
"Mr. Totalmotorcycle". Owner and Founder of Total Motorcycle. Supporting over Motorcyclists and Motorcycling for 21 great years. Total Motorcycle is my pride and joy and being able to reach out 330 million people has been incredible but I could not have done it without the support of my visitors, readers and members, thank you so much! You are making a difference to millions of riders worldwide. Thank you.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply