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2000 Yamaha Road Silverado: MD Ride Review

In the of cruisers, bigger truly is Two years ago, Yamaha its Road Star, featuring a 98 inch (1600cc) v-twin 99 foot pounds of torque at 2250 rpm at the crank. The Road is the torque king of production and features the largest displacement cruiser engine at this

With a five-speed transmission power from the huge motor to the rear wheel via drive, the Road Star has all of the you would expect in a classically cruiser. Modern engineering like four valves per forged pistons and ceramic cylinder bore plating Yamaha’s commitment to performance and with this machine.

The long, 66.3 inch contains a beautifully designed and machine. As it had with its Royal cruiser a few years earlier, painstakingly, and effectively, styled the Star to reflect the classic look. From the huge to the rear view mirrors, the spoked front wheel twin disc brakes) to the light and turn signal Yamaha sweat every detail of this design.

wanted more than looks, however, and it aimed the Star at the top of the v-twin cruiser Although the engine and belt are part of the look, they are a big of the performance of this machine — comes through with torque and smooth, strong (with engineered-in “pulse”, as puts it).

The seat height is low, and the comfortable. The reach to the bars and the mounted floor boards, heel and toe shifter, all seem in the place.

Clutch pull is and the engagement is predictable — allowing departure from a stop. changes were predictable (no shifts).

With 677 pounds of underneath you, you might the Road Star to be clumsy in the department. It isn’t. For such a machine, the Road Star is easy to ride.

Although weight requires respect the Road Star certainly handle like a sport for the mega-cruiser class, Yamaha has predictable handling, both town and on the highway.

The dual disc brakes up are appreciated (many big-bore feature a single disc). down this much the front brakes are definitely put to the and stopping distances are not in the sport class, either. For the heavy cruiser class, once the Road Star delivers braking performance, with decent feel and good

Yamaha Road Star
Yamaha Road Star

We tested the Silverado edition, windshield and saddlebags. Freeway behind the windshield is comfortable — some buffeting above 65 mph was at the helmet level of my long-waisted, frame. The compliant suspension, with good roll-on in top gear (not surprising, the massive torque generated by motor) made my freeway fun and comfortable.

The Road Star Silverado’s is firm and supportive. Extended rides were completed significant back or … This was surely helped by the which kept the cruiser-style position from resulting in wind blast on the Interstate.

The offered by Yamaha are attractive, looking, and surprisingly spacious. certainly add to the functionality of this particularly when running around town or taking overnight trips.

The paint fit and finish, and features of the Road are all top notch. A 5.3 gallon fuel allows reasonably long without refueling, while the speedometer provides more than you would expect most cruisers, including dual trip meters, fuel gauge and indicator for low fuel, high beam, signal, neutral and engine

For 2001, Yamaha offers new schemes and design elements in its Star line, including the Midnight Star. Take a at Yamaha’s web site for further

At an MSRP of $12,399, Yamaha’s Star Silverado offers style, performance and convenience in the category. It also offers value compared to the pricey competition. By all accounts, the Road line has been hugely for Yamaha — a fact we are not surprised by our time with this

Yamaha Road Star
Yamaha Road Star
Yamaha Road Star
Yamaha Road Star
Yamaha Road Star

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