The Yamaha Royal Star was one of the first motorcycles that Yamaha launched under its flagship brand Star Motorcycles in the United States. This rugged and robust cruiser made its debut in 1996. The bike’s design and look was borrowed from Indian Motorcycles, and many serious bikers fell in love with the American styling, flawless engineering, steel fenders and bodywork, and V-4 engine.
The 2010 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S is powered by 79 cubic-inch liquid-cooled, V-four tuned to put out class-leading power – 97 horsepower (hp) at 6000 rpm and maximum torque of 89 lb-ft at 4750 rpm that combine to ensure that the rider gets to enjoy an unbeatable touring performance. The four heated 32mm Mikuni carburetors with TPS allow seamless throttle response and offer optimum power across the entire rev range. The compact design and dual intake system boosts the performance without affecting the fuel tank capacity. Yamaha has used a large-capacity radiator that provides superior engine cooling. The single-axis internal counterbalance helps bring down the engine vibration. The bike also sports a low-maintenance shaft drive. The five-speed transmission with the fifth gear overdrive is perfect for relaxed touring or highway speeds. The Air Induction Systems cuts down CO and HC emissions significantly.
The Yamaha Royal Star venture S’s high-integrity double-cradle frame with solid engine mounting ensures superb handling and responsive steering. The impressive and powerful 12V 60/55-watt remote-adjustable halogen headlight increases nighttime visibility. The bike is equipped with a vintage-style console and instrumental panel that features a digital speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel trip meter, clock, fuel gauge, cruise control, TPS self-diagnosis, high beam, speed sensor, turn signals, and low oil-level indicator lights.
Some of the additional features that has made the Yamaha Royal Star Venture S so sought after are the electronic cruise control switch located on the right handle bar, the single point audio system control system, the two-way rider passenger intercom, and the color-matched hard-shell saddlebags that provide ample storage space.
The 2010 Yamaha Royal Star has a fuel capacity of 6.0 gallons and offers an estimated fuel economy of 42 mpg. The Royal Star is available in a classy raven color.