A Review of the Yamaha Road Star Silverado Motorcycle – Yahoo Voices…

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Yamaha’s 2008 Road Star Silverado Gives Harley Davidson a Run for Its Money

Motorcycling distilled is two wheels, open road, and a map that got left behind in the last café you stopped off at. Riders of all brands have come to know the kind of freedom this brings, and Yamaha motorcycles is one of the brands bringing this to consumers in increasingly well-thought-out ways. This year’s Yamaha Road Star Silverado is one of the cruisers that is doing exactly this.

Purists will always look at Japanese motorcycles as inferior to American offerings, but in truth, the quality of these machines has reached a level at which mechanical problems simply do not exist. The Road Star Silverado is Yamaha motorcycles’ answer to the big-bore cruisers being offered by other manufacturers, but is the kind of motorcycle that doesn’t need to be the biggest on the block to earn a firm reputation.

The Road Star Silverado runs on Yamaha ‘s 102-cubic inch 1670cc V-twin engine, producing plenty of torque for yourself, or two-up riding through the mountains. The air-cooled Road Star Silverado gets electronic fuel injection this year, as well as the same adjustable windscreen and luggage accommodation as previous years.

The EFI system on the Road Star Silverado is a step forward, assisting with cold start problems as well as adjusting fuel parameters for outside conditions such as temperature and altitude. Final drive for the Road Star Silverado is taken care of by a smooth five-speed with 5th- gear overdrive mated to a belt drive to put the power to the ground efficiently.

Extensive use of chrome on both the Road Star Silverado and Road Star Silverado S create a stunning, but not overdone look, and paint colors this year for the Road Star Silverado are a deep, rich blue. A tank-mounted speedometer has all the indicator lights built in, creating a great look for the top of the tank that you won’t soon get tired of looking at. Rider and passenger floorboards and a heel/toe shifter complete the comfort package for the Yamaha Road Star Silverado, and wide, comfortable seats ensure there won’t be much complaining from the back seat during your ride.

Priced at just under $13,600, the Yamaha Road Star Silverado is a fair price for a bike you won’t soon get tired of. If you’re a motorcycle cruiser purist who doesn’t care about the Harley-Davidson lifestyle, than the Road Star Silverado will give you all the bike you want and save you some green over the offerings by American makers Harley and Victory. If all you care about is riding, and being comfortably stylish doing it, than the Road Star Silverado is just the bike for you.

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