Yamaha Road Star Unit Spotlight

The Yamaha Road Star 1600 was a centerpiece of the Yamaha stable from 1999 until it was discontinued in 2014. With a wide stance and classic appearance, it’s a street cruiser in the truest sense. 

Yamaha Road Star 1600 motorcycle spotlight

Over the years, consumers could choose from several variants including the Road Star Limited Edition, the Road Star Midnight Star, the Road Star MM Limited Edition, the Road Star Silverado, and the Road Star Silverado Limited Edition. Each with their own specific character, the Road Star platform also spun off other models like the MT-01, the Roadliner, Stratoliner, and Raider. 

Yamaha Road Star motorcycle spotlight

The large engine made the Road Star a favorite among custom bike builders. With a 1602cc engine for the first five model years, and then a 1670cc engine after 2004, the Road Star was equipped with plenty of muscle for the street. To complete its street look, many model years offered an “S” package with more chrome. 

The Road Star engine is a four-stroke, air cooled, V-twin engine. It drives a 5-speed transmission linked to a belt drive on a steel double cradle frame. The front end featured telescopic forks and the rear suspension employed a swinging link suspension. The whole package produced over 60HP at 4000 RPM, and could produce roughly 999 foot-pounds of torque.  

Yamaha Road Star street cruiser

The wheelbase on the Road Star is just a tick over 66 inches. The total length is 98 inches, and the width is 43 inches. The motorcycle tips the scales at between 860 and 900 pounds, depending on the specific model. The fuel capacity is 5.3 US gallons. 

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