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2008 Yamaha Road Star S
2008 Yamaha Road Star S

2008 Yamaha Road Star S
2008 Yamaha Road Star S

2008 Yamaha Road Star S
2008 Yamaha Road Star S

2008 Yamaha Road Star S
2008 Yamaha Road Star S

– 2008 Yamaha Road Star S

2008 Yamaha Road Star S

S is Striking.

The 2008 Yamaha Road Star S features a fuel injected V-twin with muscle to burn and plenty of chrome. It’s as easy on the eyes as it is easy to ride. Another winner in the legendary Star series.

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 Road Star S gets chrome accents to the front end including chrome swtich-gear, front brake master cylinder, front fork and levers.

Though it’s only available in a new striking dark grey lacquer – this Star is sure to light up the road with its radiant good looks and brilliant chrome.

Gleaming chrome, a retro seat and loads of torquey muscle will have you itching to ride. Swing a leg over, fire up the massive fuel injected V-twin engine, and then settle in for a nice long ride.


 

FEATURES:

Note: Please check back in mid Nov. 2007 for more detailed info on the changes to the 2008 XV17 Road Star S. The 2008 XV1700 Road Star S 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.

Large-diameter, forged pistons offer great durability and lighter weight 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.

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. 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).

Lots of high quality chrome engine covers.

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. Passenger seat can be easily removed.

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 Road Star Midnight Star. Since these are mag wheels, they are fitted with bias ply, tubeless-type tires.

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 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

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 chromed 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

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

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 USA – 2008 Yamaha Road Star S:
MSRP* $12,599 (Charcoal Silver w/Flames) Available from March 2008


Engine
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
Ignition TCI
Transmission 5-speed, wide-ratio; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt

Chassis
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
Tires/Front 130/90-16
Tires/Rear 150/80-16
Wheels 9-spoke cast

Dimensions
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

Other
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha Road Star S:
Suggested Retail $15,899 CDN

Engine Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48°, V-twin
Displacement 1,670cc
Bore and Stroke 97 x 113mm
Compression Ratio 8.4:1
Maximum Torque TBA
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition Digital TCI
Transmission Wide ratio 5-speed
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 1,140mm (44.9″)
Wheelbase 1,688mm (66.5″)
Seat Height 710mm (28″)
Dry Weight TBA
Fuel Capacity 17 litres (3.7 imp. gal.)
Colour(s) Dark Metallic Bluish Gray

Specifications and features are subject to change

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