The Yamaha Royal Star is a traditional cruiser bike that was first introduced in 1996. The Royal Star was the inaugUral model in Yamaha’s line of Star Motorcycles. The Royal Star features styling that was based upon that of the classic Indian Motorcycles. Even today the 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S maintains elements of that same classic Indian-based styling.
The 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S is a big, comfortable cruiser that still boasts the kind of Indian-derived styling riders associated with the Royal Star name. The Royal Star Venture S is a great long-distance cruiser with a massive, 1298cc, V-four, liquid-cooled engine and plenty of storage for taking luggage on an extended cross-country highway trek. As one of the most luxurious touring machines on the market, the 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S comes fully-loaded with features, including a four-speaker sound system with Star-branded iPod touch, a CB Radio, an intercom system, and an AM/FM radio. There’s also an abundance of lockable storage thanks to the Royal Star’s 15-gallon trunk and dual color-matched 9.3-gallon sidebags, resulting in a total of 33.6 gallons of available storage. The bike’s bucket-type seats are ergonomically designed and feature plush, wraparound passenger backrests. Big, powerful, comfortable, and stylish to look at, the 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S is decked out in chrome with accents on the front end. The 79-cubic-inch (1298cc) liquid-cooled, V-four engine produces 97 hp at 6000 rpm and generates a maximum torque of 89 lb-ft at 4750 rpm. Throttle response is generally seamless, thanks to four heated 32mm Mikuni carburetors that produce increased power across the entire rev range. Meanwhile performance is further enhanced by the bike’s compact design and dual-intake system. Engine cooling efficiency is maximized thanks to the large radiator capacity, while a single-axis internal counterbalance minimizes the amount of vibrations the engine produces. The 2013 Yamaha Royal Star’s wide-ratio, five-speed transmission comes with fifth-gear overdrive and is ideal for passing cars on the highway and cruising at lower speeds.
The 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S is constructed on a high-integrity, single-backbone frame. Steering is quick and responsive, and handling is excellent. Ergonomics on the Royal Star are exceptional, with an abundance of space helping to ensure maximum rider control and comfort. The bike’s air-adjustable telescopic forks are designed with a 29-degree caster angle and 5.5 inches of travel. This helps to absorb bumps on the road and adjusts for varying weight loads. The 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S boasts the same classic styling the model has been known for since it was introduced. Fit and finish are both incomparable, paint is flawless, and chrome accents are extensive. There are also stainless steel accents throughout the bike and the fenders are constructed of valance steel. The bike’s 6.1-gallon fuel tank gives the Royal Star a massive touring range and comes equipped with warning lights for low-fuel. The 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlights are remote-adjustable and ideal for maximizing visibility at night, while also enhancing the bike’s profile. An ignition switch with an integrated steering lock is mounted in front of the fuel tank for added convenience. The console itself boasts a vintage styling and is equipped with a digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel tripmeter, clock, fuel gauge, cruise control, TPS self-diagnosis, speed sensor, neutral high beam turn signals, and low oil-level indicator lights. The bike’s handlebar-mounted CB radio has 40 channels and comes equipped with a dual antenna that also works for the AM/FM radio. There is also a single-point audio control system for AM/FM radio, cassette, and intercom. The four-speaker sound system is equipped with automatic volume control that’s speed-regulated. The 2013 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S would seem the ideal choice for riders who are looking for a comfortable, capable highway cruise that will enable them to travel in style.