2008 Yamaha Road Star
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– 2008 Yamaha Road Star
2008 Yamaha Road Star
Fuel Injected Classic.
The 2008 Yamaha Road Star is a true classic. With its massive 1670cc air-cooled pushrod V-Twin and its long, low profile this cruiser is sure to turn heads as you rumble past. Comfort, performance and style and for 2008 we have added fuel injection.
The big-bore air-cooled V-twin, now with electronic fuel injection, has what it takes to be the bike you want it to be – radical custom, polished stocker, or the look you know is just right for you.
The 2008 Road Star sets the standard in big twin performance and style.
At the heart of this machine is a massive, air-cooled 1670 cm³ V-Twin that pumps out an awesome amount of piston pounding torque. But “The Roadie” is more than just muscle. Legendary Star styling and attention to detail make it a rolling piece of art that you’ll be proud to ride. For 2008, we’ve added Fuel Injection to the impressive list of features.
Canadian model will feature spoked wheels.
Note: Please check back in mid Nov. 2007 for more detailed info on the changes to the 2008 Road Star 1700. The 2008 XV1700 Road Star will feature an all new electronic fuel injection system.
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.
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.
Forged pistons offer great durability and lightweight for fast response.
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.
All new electronic fuel injection with TPS. This new system features a single throttle body with dual injectors (one for each cylinder). The throttle position sensor is linked to the ECU and supplies info about throttle opening so the ECU 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. The oil tank is located under the seat.
Large-flywheel crankshaft delivers superior, low-rpm torque and that incredible V-twin “pulse” feel.
2-piece heel-and-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances the overall cruising experience. The 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.
Revised 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.
All new additional ECU (electronic control unit) to control the fuel injection process.
New AC magneto produces more electrical power to meet the increased demands of the new fuel injection system.
Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces exhaust emissions (CO + HC).
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 smoothes out the ride.
Spring preload-adjustable, single-shock, rear link suspension lowers centre of gravity for better handling and a relaxed, comfortable ride.
Rear shock is horizontally mounted under the engine and tucked out of sight for that classic, “hardtail look”. Rear wheel travel is 110mm (4.3″).
Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature R1-inspired, 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 some 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. Passenger seat can be easily removed.
Full-size, floating-type rider floorboards are roomy and comfortably positioned while also helping reduce vibration.
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.
Wide tires on beautifully spoked, chrome wheels evoke the classic retro cruiser.
New design 17 litre fuel tank provides an exceptional cruising range. The new FI fuel pump is located inside the revised tank. 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 XVS1300 inspired left and right handlebar switches (switch gear).
Beautiful braided steel-look throttle and clutch cables enhance that the Road Star’s stylish custom look and image.
New ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a 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
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.
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.
New in-tank electric fuel pump
Factory-installed passing lamp relay speeds the installation of the accessory passing lamp kit available through Yamaha Genuine Parts and Accessories.
Canadian model will feature spoked wheels.
SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha Road Star:
MSRP* $11,899 (Galaxy Blue/Sapphire Blue Scallops) Available from March 2008
$11,899 (Pearl White) Available from March 2008
Type 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled 48° V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 97mm x 113mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Carburetion Fuel injection
Transmission 5-speed, wide-ratio; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Frame Steel; hidden shock
Suspension/Front 43mm fork; 5.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Wheels 9-spoke cast
Length 98.4 in
Width 38.6 in
Height 44.9 in
Seat Height 27.9 in
Wheelbase 66.5 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Dry Weight 694 lb
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha Road Star:
Suggested Retail $15,499 CDN
Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48°,V-twin
Displacement 1,670 cc
Bore and Stroke 97 x 113 mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Maximum Torque TBA
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition Digital TCI
Final Drive Belt
Suspension (Front) 43 mm fork
Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front) Dual 298 mm discs
Brakes (Rear) 320 mm disc
Tires (Front) 130/90-16
Tires (Rear) 150/80-16
Length 2,500 mm (98.4″)
Width 980 mm (38.6″)
Height 1,140 mm (44.9″)
Wheelbase 1,688 mm (66.5″)
Rake / Trail 32° / 142 mm (5.6″)
Ground Clearance 145 mm (5.7″)
Seat Height 710 mm (28″)
Dry Weight TBA
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Bluish White; Dark Metallic Purplish Blue
Specifications and features are subject to change