2008 Yamaha Road Star motorcycle review @ Top Speed

4 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2008 Yamaha Road Star motorcycle review @ Top Speed отключены
Yamaha Road Star



At the heart of machine is a massive, air-cooled V-twin that pumps out an amount of piston pounding But “The Roadie” is more just muscle. Legendary styling and attention to detail it a rolling piece of art that be proud to ride.

For 2008, has added Fuel Injection to the impressive list of features so package couldn’t have better.


In 1999 introduced the Road Star. An (98 cubic inch), air-cooled, 48-degree V-twin was the starting and 28 inches seat height and inches wheelbase were features. But what made bike a true Yamaha was the fact that it was the first in its line with belt

With the Road Star, started the long road the Star line of cruisers. The idea was to combine American and attitude with technological and quality control standards only this Japanese could imply.

In 2002 proved it can offer diversity at the levels with the introduction of its new power cruiser, the Road Warrior. An extension of the base this monster went for the pushrod, Road Star-derived displacing 1670cc. The amazing was tuned for more power and the most unique exhaust in its

The 2004 Road Star suffered the benefic effect of the version. Yamaha bored out the largest production air-cooled V-twin 2mm which meant 1602cc became 1670cc, like on the Warrior.

Yamaha had made the Road Star comfortable and eliminated vibration the floorboards, seat and handlebars. with the crisp engine, was one sweet ride and a big step towards the 2008 fuel-injected


Suzuki also a true classic cruiser is ready to fight against the Star. The Suzuki Boulevard combines classic cruiser with renowned Suzuki power in such a striking way it became the closest competitor for the Star.

The key to C109R’s performance is its engine with Suzuki injection, the same basic used by the awesome M109R, traces its technological heritage to championship winning GSX-R bikes. One ride on the C109R and notice that it boosts its own characteristics, with more down low for extraordinarily acceleration. The establishes its own identity with its

It has pullback handlebars, floorboards let you kick your feet out a riding position and its own slash-cut

Following the path forged by the Vulcan 1500 cruiser’s the Vulcan 1600 Classic to provide riders and experience hard to forget. Its good materialize in the form of a low, chassis matched with impressive V-twin power are a doubt a big part of this motorcycle.

At the center of this exciting is a 95-cubic-inch V-twin engine plenty of low-end torque and the Vulcan 1600 Classic more than enough for just about anything its chooses to do. Extra power is for playtime, but when a plan for extended seat time, the crankshaft and a gear-driven counterbalancer together to provide a comforting without those harsh


The element with the Road Star beats its and makes a rider buy with its not with the brains, is styling. The that had much to do with the of “Star Motorcycles” is clean and prefers a lower seating

Classic elements are all over Yamaha, starting with its fuel tank featuring tank-mounted speedometer introducing us to a design and providing easy to odometer, dual tripmeters, and fuel gauge as well as low high beam, turn neutral and engine diagnostic lights, and ending up with the V-twin arrangement with of chrome all over it.

The 16-inch wheels individualize it in the crowd so all the has to do is to keep it out of the garage. No problem that!

Colors available for this year are unique and provide fit and finish for this Star. Blue/Sapphire Blue Scallops and White are both excellent touches and prove to be the most for this classic cruiser. bye Black!

Test Drive

the first time I heard the Road Star finally fuel injection after its big revamp in 2004, I was very to hear how this system the way the engine performs, but most of I needed to see for myself.

So I found my way on a and comfortable Yamaha Road and hit the road. The first thing strikes you once you start the throttle is how the engine strongly starting with 1500 This is the amazing effect of injection and it is also the feature makes this bike able and charming from the twist of throttle.

The 1670cc V-twin is now exploited best the computer-controlled fuel injection multiple engine parameters in to calculate perfectly the mixture in any given condition. This is a advantage and a big step forward for the engine which enjoys freely in any given gear.

I had the occasion to take this out the highway and see how it really behaves running in fifth gear. is excellent and the engine is always to provide the power needed for over or anything from openings of throttle once you those twisty roads or exploiting. If the corners will a lower gear it is no problem.

I that the versatile character for strong acceleration, especially in gears, which are mostly on cruisers.

This gearbox make a debut this so it is not evasive or determines you to miss any It is easy to use and makes all the right as well as the engine in collaboration witch makes its magic.

handling is given to the fact the Road Star feels and ready to rock. Slow maneuvering in tight spaces, parking lots is far from a nightmare, although the engine is big and respect. Also, steering is confident at 90-degree corners in or second gear.

The fact the bike is so responsive is mostly due to mechanics but the ergonomics are great and wouldn’t have been the without them. Ever it was introduced back in 1999, was a strong point so appreciation came but now we can talk about steps which let their on the levels of vibrations transmitted to the handlebars, and floorboards.

I appreciate the fact that the have the standard arrangement but see how they work. The brake feels strong but that is an of the braking power it delivers to the 280mm disc brakes on the Braking with your is always recommended in collaboration to the and in this case, the rear power is applied on a 320mm

The equipment which I thing it a bit more refining is the suspension with more than one seemed a bit rough. But hey, no boy ride this think! The still feels comfortable and ride friendly but it is good to that nothing is perfect.

it is an awesome package offered by a manufacturer with loads of and attitude. The fact that injection is now a reality can only one think: great horses and response. Ok, two thinks.


The Yamaha Road Star is for the MSRP of $11,899, no matter the elected. Considering the advantages and the fact that this can be customized as you please, I dare to it a bargain. The motorcycling public has all the right noises related to it so sales are waiting.


Yamaha always it has the talent to keep the best on a and add the missing piece. There is no example than the 2008 Star. The manufacturer made that the frame will the same so as the general positive will be kept and the awesome too.

Having an excellent position and a low center of gravity results in stability at high this cruiser only fuel injection so as the recipe be complete and ready to be set on the table and be by people all over the world.

Engine and Transmission

Displacement: (1670cc)

Compression Ratio:

Chassis and Dimensions


Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Yamaha":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.