2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado
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– 2006 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado
Road Star Midnight Silverado
The Road Star Silverado rumbled into the world eight years ago, and it’s already legendary for its sheer size, retro styling and brute strength.
This head-turning V-twin is a vision in black laquer paint with new hard saddlebags, passing lights and more chrome than ever before. Plus we’ve added special extras, including a studded tank strap, chrome peaks, and a serialized emblem plate. More comfort. More style. Simply legendary.
1,670cc, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 8-valve, 48° V-twin powerplant pumps out lots of low-rpm torque.
Stylish, 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 torquey performance and reduce maintenance needs.
Twin crankcase-mounted camshafts activate the valves via hydraulic valve lifters and pushrods.
Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps overall engine height down for a lower centre of gravity. Pushrod tubes are chromed, adding to the beauty of this unique high tech, yet traditional, engine.
Large-diameter, forged pistons offer great durability.
Large bore 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 cooling fins on the cylinders is polished.
Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces harmful exhaust emissions (CO + HC).
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. 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, heavyweight 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.
Classic 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.
Lots of high-quality chrome engine covers
Solid-mounted engine housed in a specially designed gusset-less, double-cradle frame
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 provide 140mm (5.5″) of wheel travel to smooth out the ride. The large-diameter upper fork shrouds, lower fork legs, upper triple clamp and handlebar clamp are accented with a brilliant chrome finish.
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, providing that classic, hardtail look.
298mm front disc brakes feature ultra rigid, monoblock, 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 most cruisers.
320mm rear disc brake with 4-piston caliper provides excellent stopping power and feel.
“Police-style” windshield offers great wind and weather protection while proudly displaying the Silverado insignia. This windshield offers two positions of height adjustability, and for those riders who prefer a “convertible”, the windshield can be quickly removed.
Studded front rider seat offers great rider comfort. The passenger seat is also studded.
Studded passenger backrest provides that extra peace of mind for your special companion.
New colour-matched, hard saddlebags with chrome accents offer 35 litres of storage space per bag. The bags are lockable and fitted with handy, one-touch latches.
Full-size, floating-type rider floorboards are roomy and comfortably positioned while also helping reduce vibration.
All new passenger floorboards provide roomy comfort and reduce vibration.
Deeply valanced steel fenders combine timeless styling with rugged durability and easy customization.
Nine-spoke, cast aluminum wheels not only reduce weight and maintenance (no spokes to tighten), but they also add a sportier styling image to the Midnight Silverado. Classic whitewall, tubeless, bias ply tires are standard equipment.
20-litre fuel tank provides an exceptional cruising range. Fuel tank seam is hidden for that clean, custom look.
Wide, swept-back, 1″-diameter handlebars reduce vibration on the rider’s hands thanks to being rubber- mounted. The one-piece handlebar clamp is beautifully chrome-plated.
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 a stylish design with raised 3-D marks to highlight the speed graduations. Instrumentation includes odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge plus a range of indicator lights.
Eye-catching, 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.
Value added passing lamps not only enhance styling, but also provide additional illumination.
Industry-leading Star family fit and finish features rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents creating a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
New chromed, extra wide front brake and clutch levers provide a quality feel.
New chrome handlebar switches and master cylinder
Stylish 3-D, 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
Low-maintenance, sealed battery
Electric fuel pump
Self-canceling turn signals with stylish white lenses
Engine air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48°, V-twin
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
Final Drive Belt
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
Length 2,500mm (98.4″)
Width 980mm (38.6″)
Height 1,500mm (59.1″)
Wheelbase 1,688mm (66.5″)
Seat Height 710mm (28″)
Dry Weight 323 kg (712 lb)
Fuel Capacity 20 litres (4.4 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black