2006 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture
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– 2006 Yamaha Royal Star Midnight Venture
Royal Star Midnight Venture
When Yamaha decided to create a classic touring bike that turns every head on the block with its sleek sophistication and good looks, we realized there was only one place to start: paint it black.
We did that, and then we added even more chrome to create the Royal Star Midnight Venture. It’s got the eye-popping style and smooth performance of a custom bike, with two very appealing added features: a surprisingly low price tag and a 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
1,294cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, V-4 power produces class-leading power – 98hp and maximum torque of 89 ft-lb @ 4,750 rpm – for incomparable touring performance.
4 valves per cylinder head design ensures maximum breathing efficiency for great engine performance.
Four Mikuni BDSR 32mm carburetors with TPS deliver seamless throttle response.
Each carburetor features a single 15-watt heater to ensure consistent fuel/air delivery under varying temperatures.
Huge air box 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 for maximum rider comfort.
Wide-ratio, 5-speed transmission with 5th gear overdrive reduces engine rpm at highway speeds for smooth, relaxed engine touring.
Maintenance-free, light-action hydraulic clutch
Smooth, clean, quiet, 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.
Maintenance-free transistorized coil ignition provides a precise timing curve at all rpms for instant engine response and fast, sure starts.
Automatic cam chain tensioners reduce maintenance and mechanical engine noise.
Air induction system (A.I.S.) reduces harmful CO and HC emissions.
Spin-on type oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.
Easy-to-use heel-toe shifter highlights the Midnight Venture’s classic design.
Numerous chromed engine parts highlight pride of ownership and attention to detail.
High-integrity, double-cradle frame with solid engine mounting and 29° caster angle delivers responsive steering and excellent handling.
Class-leading, long wheelbase 1,705mm (67.1″) provides great rider control and excellent stability.
Long wheelbase also creates exceptionally roomy ergonomics for maximum rider and passenger touring comfort.
Air-adjustable, 43mm front fork with 140mm (5.6″) of wheel travel smoothes out the bumps and can be adjusted for varying load capacities.
Air-adjustable, link rear suspension features a vertically mounted single shock for that classic hardtail look and outstanding long-distance ride quality. Rear wheel travel is 105mm (4.1″).
Air adjustability allows the rider to adjust rear suspension preload to match load and road conditions.
Dual 298mm front and single 320mm rear disc brakes use 4-piston calipers to provide strong, linear stopping power.
Wide, fork-mounted fairing with wind deflectors and frame-mounted lower cowlings offer outstanding wind and 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, 1-inch, rubber-mounted handlebars reduce vibration.
22.5-litre fuel tank with low-fuel warning light ensure 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.
Vintage-style instrument console features: digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel reserve tripmeter, clock and fuel gauge.
Convenient electronic cruise control system. Switch is located on right handlebar for ease of use.
Clarion AM/FM cassette stereo features automatic volume control (AVC), 18-FM presets, 6-AM presets, covered cassette deck and remote controllers for rider and passenger.
Four weather-resistant speakers (2-front/2-rear) with 14-watts per channel
Handlebar-mounted 40-channel CB radio
Two-way rider/passenger intercom system
Audio system is CD changer compatible and handset-ready (available accessories).
Huge, 57-litre rear trunk with easy, one-touch opener can hold two full-faced helmets.
Colour-matched, hard saddlebags feature handy, one-touch openers and 35-litres of storage per bag.
Small, dash-mounted storage compartment can hold up to 3 cassettes.
Low-maintenance, 18 amp sealed battery ensures easy, reliable starting.
Self-canceling turn signals with stylish clear lens.
Incomparable fit and finish includes flawless paint with extensive chrome and brushed stainless steel accents, and deep valanced steel fenders.
Ignition switch, with integrated steering lock, and accessory position is mounted at the front of fuel tank for extra convenience.
Separate cigarette lighter-type DC outlets for both rider and passenger.
Chrome engine guards, fender trim and 3-D Venture front fender mascot highlight unparalleled styling and attention to detail.
Theft-resistant ignition switch
Polished aluminum handlebar switches
Padded passenger grab rails
Extra wide clutch and brake levers
Rich Yamaha black lacquer paint
Blacked-out engine with polished cooling fin edges
Studded rider and passenger seats and passenger backrest
Chromed front fork assembly
Special edition Midnight logos on saddlebags latches and dash panel
All new design 3-D Venture fuel tank emblem
3-D Yamaha emblem on the rear trunk
Chrome handlebar switches and chromed extra wide levers
Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 70°, V-4
Bore and Stroke 79 x 66mm
Compression Ratio 10:01
Maximum Torque 12.3kg-m (89.0 ft-lb) @ 4,750 rpm
Fuel Delivery Mikuni BDSR32 x 4
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive Shaft
Suspension (Front) 43mm, air-assisted fork, 140mm (5.5″) travel
Suspension (Rear) Air-assisted, link-type Monocross,105mm (4.1″) travel
Brakes (Front) Dual 298mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 320mm disc
Tires (Front) 150/80-16
Tires (Rear) 150/90-15
Length 2,655mm (104.5″)
Width 900mm (35.4″)
Height 1,565mm (61.6″)
Wheelbase 1,705mm (67.1″)
Seat Height 750mm (29.5″)
Dry Weight 366kg (805.2 lb)
Fuel Capacity 22.5 litres (5 imp. gallons)
Colour(s) Metallic Black