2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S
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– 2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S
2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S
The 2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S comes loaded with special features, including hard saddlebags, tons of chrome and passing lamps and with its new fuel injection system, it’s sure to turn heads as you rumble by.
The Road Star Silverado S gets chrome accents to the front end including standard passing lamps, chrome switchgear, front brake master cylinder, front fork and levels. If course it features the reliable and powerful 102-cubic-inch all-cooled V-twin that is built to pump out mountains of torque. For 2008, the engine gets electronic fuel injection for even more smooth, responsive power.
The 2008 Road Star Silverado S is bathed in high quality lacquer paint and brilliant rich chrome.
Somewhere between the gorgeous looks and the rumble of the fuel injected big V-twin powerplant, the intoxication of the Silverado S takes hold. Sit back and let the miles roll by, in relaxed casual touring comfort.
Note: Please check back in mid Nov. 2007 for more detailed info on the changes to the 2008 XV17 Road Star Silverado S. The 2008 XV1700 Road Star Silverado 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.
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 and lighter weight for fast engine response.
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.
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.
Lots of high-quality chrome engine covers
Air Induction System (A.I.S.) reduces exhaust emissions (CO + HC).
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.
Rider seat offers great comfort and support.
Passenger backrest provides that extra peace of mind for your special companion.
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.
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 Road Star Silverado S. Tubeless, bias ply tires are standard equipment.
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 handlebars reduce vibration on the rider’s hands thanks to being rubber mounted. The one-piece handlebar clamp is beautifully chrome-plated.
New XVS1300 inspired left and right handlebar switches (switch gear).
Beautiful braided-look steel throttle and clutch cables enhance that the Road Star’s stylish custom look and image.
New 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
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.
Chromed, extra wide front brake and clutch levers provide a quality feel.
Chrome handlebar switches, lever 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
New in-tank electric fuel pump
Self-canceling turn signals with stylish clear lenses
SPECIFICATIONS USA – 2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S:
MSRP* $14,099 (Charcoal Silver) 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
Steel; hidden shock Steel; hidden shock
Steel; hidden shock Steel; hidden shock
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Wheels 9-spoke cast
Length 98.4 in
98.4 in 38.6 in
Height 59.1 in
Seat Height 27.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 66.5 in
Dry Weight 712 lb
Fuel Capacity 5.3 gal
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
SPECIFICATIONS Canada – 2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S:
Suggested Retail $17,999 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 1,500 mm (59.1″)
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) Dark Metallic Bluish Gray
Specifications and features are subject to change