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2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight
2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

 

– 2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight

Road Star Midnight

Though it’s only available in a deep, classic black lacquer – and why would you want any other colour? – this Star is sure to light up the road with its radiant good looks.

More gleaming chrome, a retro studded seat and loads of torquey muscle will have you itching to ride. Swing a leg over, fire up the massive V-twin engine, and then settle in for a nice long ride – maybe even past midnight.


Engine:

1,670cc, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 8-valve, 48° V-twin powerplant pumps out lots of low-rpm torque for unparalleled acceleration and cruising performance.

Warrior-based, single-piece cylinder head, cylinder head cover and head gasket.

4 valves per cylinder provide optimum breathing efficiency while 2 spark plugs per cylinder ensure complete combustion for maximum power output.

Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin crankcase-mounted camshafts deliver exceptional performance and reduce maintenance needs.

Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps overall engine height down for a lower centre of gravity.

Large-diameter, forged pistons offer great durability.

Ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.

Cooling fin thickness is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, maintaining that traditional clean, air-cooled engine appearance.

Warrior-based, rigid crankcases feature an eye-catching black paint scheme. The outer edge of the cylinder cooling fins is polished to provide a striking contrast.

Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful exhaust emissions (CO + HC). Air induction pipes are used to provide a cleaner, more stylish appearance.

Single Mikuni BSR 40mm CV carburetor with throttle position sensor features an accelerator pump, carburetor heater and classic side-mounted air filter to ensure great throttle response and optimum power throughout the rev range. The throttle position sensor is linked to the CDI and supplies info about throttle opening so the CDI can adjust ignition timing for optimum engine performance at all rpms.

High-capacity air intake system with paper type air filter provides maximum breathing for optimum performance.

Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission with 5th gear overdrive delivers outstanding cruising performance and reduced rpms at highway speeds.

Clean, quiet belt drive system is extremely low- maintenance and simplifies customization. Special narrow design drive belt and sprockets (front and rear) provide lightweight performance and exceptional durability.

Dry sump lubrication system with handy spin-on oil filter, creates a lower centre of gravity by helping reduce overall engine height.

Large-flywheel crankshaft delivers superior, low-rpm torque and that incredible V-twin “pulse” feel.

All new, 2-piece heel-and-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances the overall cruising experience. This new 2-piece design allows the rider to individually adjust front and rear portions to suit foot size or remove the rear section if not desired.

Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy, no-hassle starting.

2-into-2 exhaust system features beefy, staggered, dual shotgun pipes that produce a soulful V-twin exhaust tune. Muffler replacement is fast and simple, if desired.



Chassis/Suspension:


Solid-mounted engine housed in a specially designed gusset-less, double-cradle frame features a stylish 32° rake.

Long 1,685mm (66.3″) wheelbase creates a long and low retro profile, great rider comfort and solid, stable handling.

Spacious ergonomics provide ample legroom, which maximizes rider comfort.

43mm front forks with large-diameter covers and 140mm (5.5″) of wheel travel smooth out the ride.

Spring preload-adjustable, single-shock rear link suspension lowers centre of gravity for better handling and a plush ride. Rear wheel travel is 110mm (4.3″).

Rear shock is horizontally mounted under the engine and tucked out of sight for that classic, hardtail look.

Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature R1-inspired, one-piece, 4-piston calipers with chrome “buttons” accenting the outer piston covers. The dual disc brake set-up eliminates the unsettling twisting effect of a single disc set-up found on many cruisers.

320mm rear disc brake with 4-piston caliper provides excellent stopping power and feel.

Separate rider and passenger seats provide lots of support and comfort.

Full-size, floating-type rider floorboards are roomy and comfortably positioned while also helping reduce vibration.

Wide, swept-back, 1″-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars are easy to reach and help to reduce vibration on the rider’s hands.

Separate sub frame positioned under deeply valanced rear fender allows easy customization with numerous accessible mounting points.

Deeply valanced steel fenders combine timeless styling with rugged durability and easy customization.

Nine-spoke, cast aluminum front and rear wheels not only reduce weight and maintenance (no spokes to tighten), but they also add a sportier styling image to the new Road Star Midnight Star. Since these are mag wheels, they are fitted with bias ply, tubeless-type tires.

20-litre fuel tank provides an exceptional cruising range. Fuel tank seam is hidden for that clean, custom look.

Wide, swept-back, 1″-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars are easy to reach and help to reduce vibration on the rider’s hands.

New, beautiful braided steel throttle and clutch cables enhance that the Road Star’s stylish custom look and image.

Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features an extremely stylish design with raised 3D marks to highlight the speed graduations. Instrumentation includes odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge plus a range of indicator lights.

Diamond-shaped, LED rear taillight with white lens looks like it is straight off a fully customized machine. The LED design not only provides a bright light, but also uses less power.

Stylish turn signals with custom looking clear lenses are self-canceling

Re-designed front turn signal mounting bracket improves appearance

Rear turn signal mounting bracket is beautifully chromed and features a built-in license plate light. It is small details like this that separate the Star series of cruisers from the rest of the crowd.

 

Details:

Industry-leading Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

Extra wide front brake and clutch levers provide a quality feel.

3-dimensional, fuel tank-mounted Road Star logo

Seat and steering locks are integrated into the main ignition switch for extra convenience.

Handy, dual under seat helmet holders

Powerful, 12V 60/55-watt, halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility.

Low-maintenance, sealed battery ensures fuss-free, dependable starting.

Electric fuel pump


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Royal Star Midnight Star Special Features:

Beautifully chromed, 43mm front fork assembly, upper triple clamp, handlebar holder, switch gear, master cylinder and levers

Studded rider and passenger seats

Beautiful Midnight Star logo in speedometer face

Blacked-out engine with polished cooling fin edges

High quality metallic black lacquer paint scheme

Factory-installed passing lamp relay speeds the installation of the accessory passing lamp kit available through Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories.

 


Specifications:

Engine

Engine 4-stroke, air-cooled, OHV, 4-valve, 48°, V-twin
Displacement 1,670cc
Bore and Stroke 97 x 113mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Maximum Torque 14.7 kg-m (106.3 ft-lbs.) @ 2500rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BRS40 x 1
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission Wide ratio 5-speed
Final Drive Belt


Chassis

Suspension (Front) 43mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 320mm disc
Tires (Front) 130/90-16
Tires (Rear) 150/80-16



Details

Length 2,500mm (98.4″)
Width 980mm (38.6″)
Height 1,140mm (44.9″)
Wheelbase 1,688mm (66.5″)
Seat Height 710mm (28″)
Dry Weight 312kg (686.4 lb)
Fuel Capacity 20 litres (4.4 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black


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