2012 Yamaha Road Star S

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2012 Yamaha RoadStar S

Model Overview:

2012 RoadStar S

Bodystyle Cruiser
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year N/A
Displacement (cc) 1670
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Yamaha Road Star S


Yamaha introduced their version of a cruiser motorcycle in 1999 with their Road Star model. This bike has all the characteristics of a cruiser coming standard with an air-cooled, big-bore, V-Twin engine, a large wheel base, a deep sounding exhaust system, and wide handlebars. This bike was their attempt blending the classic American style of the cruiser motorcycle with their modern Yamaha technology.

The 2012 Yamaha Road Star used a massive air-cooled, 1670cc, V-Twin engine that has the potential to deliver loads of raw horsepower and low-end torque. This low-end torque makes acceleration faster than most other cruiser motorcycles. The engine is fueled by an electronic fuel injection system that makes starting the bike in cold temperatures and high altitudes much easier than traditional fuel systems. The transmission is smooth shifting and highly efficient at delivering the 1670cc of engine power to the wheel. It is very quiet during highway cruising, making longer rides more enjoyable. The exhaust system is a two-into-two system that ensures the bike has the strong V-Twin sound.

The Road Star features a hardtail-looking, double-craddle steel frame that keeps the rear shock absorbers out of plain sight. The Road Star has deep colored paint, plenty of chrome, and a very sleek tank mounted console. This bike has all the power and style that most American cruising motorcycles have which makes this a very intriguing bike if you are in the market for something different.

New For 2012
  • The 2012 Yamaha Road Star houses an air-cooled, 1670cc, 48 degree V-Twin engine that delivers a tremendous amount of horsepower and torque.
  • Electronic fuel injection system to give precise amounts of fuel to the engine which makes cold and high altitude starting much easier.
  • An air cooling engine, final belt drive and hydraulic valve lifters increase reliability and reduce the amount of maintenance required.
  • The fuel efficiency is approximately 36 miles per gallon which lets you ride further on a tank of gasoline than most other cruiser bikes.
  • A dry sump lubrication system comes standard which uses a spin-on filter to centralize the bike’s mass by reducing the engines overall engine height, this gives you more control and better maneuverability.
  • The speedometer and other gauges are very thin to sport a much more stylish design, make it more readily visible while riding to read the speed, clock, fuel level, engine temperature as well as locate the lights, turn signals, and other engine indicator lights.
  • A braided, stainless steel two-piece heel and toe shifter and a stainless steel clutch and throttle cables for more style.
  • The engine is a solid-mounted system housed in a rigid-look, double cradle frame that features a clean looking 32 degrees of rake.

2012 Yamaha Road Star Specs

  • Model: Road Star S
  • Engine Type: Air-cooled V-Twin, 1670cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.82 inches and 4.45 inches
  • Compression ratio: 8.3:1
  • Valve Train: Overhead Camshaft-Pushrod
  • Induction: Electronic fuel injection with TPS
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 36 miles per gallon
  • Brakes (Front): 11.7 inch dual hydraulic discs
  • Brakes (Rear): 12.6 inch hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Adjustable pre-loaded telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm with one adjustable shock absorber and a pre-loaded spring
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 inches
  • Rake: 32 degrees
  • Trail: four inches
  • Seat Height: 27.9 inches
  • Curb Weight: 743 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Bridgestone 130/90 HR16
  • Tires (Rear): Bridgestone 150/80 HR16


  • A variety of seat choices to give you something with more style, comfort or a balance of both.
  • If you would prefer an extra seat for a passenger, there is a variety of touring seats that come in studded or vintage styles to accommodate a passenger.
  • Chrome seat rails, backrests or backrest side arms to give your bike a bit more shine to it.
  • There is a choice of billet caliper covers, heel shifters, floorboards, mirrors, and bolt covers to give your bike the look you want.
  • A large selection of classic leather or hard locking saddle bags so you can take some of your belonging with you while riding or pick up a few things while doing some errands.
  • A large selection of handle bars to fit your hands more firmly and comfortably and various mounting devices for navigation systems or other electronic devices.
  • There is an option of the Helmet Secure lock system which attaches permanently to a round handlebar anywhere on the bike. This lets you lock your helmet to your bike, letting you leave it behind in confidence that it won’t get stolen and allowing you to continue with your day without a bulky helmet.
  • Three different types of bike covers made advanced from signature materials such as black polyester tricot fabric that can be breathable, water repellent, and UV-resistant. These are great for protecting your bike from the outdoor elements or just from accumulating dust inside a garage. They are made from machine-washable knit polyester fabrics that will not scratch the paint, windshield or chrome accents.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Yamaha Road Star

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