Test Yamaha 1700 Road Star Warrior Motors TV

27 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Test Yamaha 1700 Road Star Warrior Motors TV

Yamaha 1700 Road Star Warrior test


The Harley Davidson myth has made millions of enthusiasts dream for more than a century. And at the same time the manufacturers have dreamed with them. The competition has long tried- in vain- to copy the American bikes to get a foot in the door across the Atlantic.

But this time- with its 1700 Warrior- Yamaha has come closer than ever to succeeding in meeting the challenge.


Aimed at the American market- the Warrior has at last been imported into Europe- to the great delight of cruiser enthusiasts.

The style is pure- almost perfect. Whether you like this style of bike or not- you cannot deny the beauty of its lines- the balance between the matt paint of the engine and the " titanium metallic " paint which is the unique colour available for this model and the profusion of chrome.

In some ways- the charm of this Yamaha reminds us of that of the V-Rod. Low and stocky- this bike that sits well on its wide two-tone wheel rims as it shows off its volumes with any attempt to be pudic.

And so this Yamaha meets the requirements of low riders perfectly while still accepting to be modern.

Motorization: RIDE TO LIVE

Take the engine first- the dual cylinder V at 48 degrees is of course air cooled- but it also equipped with electronic injection and ignition- 4 valves per cylinder head with dual ignition plugs and lightweight forged pistons. Based on the 1600 Wildstar block- its boring has been increased by 2 mm to go up to 1 670 cc. It develops a little more than 85 horsepower for a lorry like torque of 14.4 mkg- which is more than sufficient to offer some excellent acceleration to a bike that weighs in at 275 kilos empty.

It is in fact the most powerful air-cooled engine ever built by Yamaha.

Acceleration that will take your breath away partners the suppleness of a cat. The dual cylinder engine accepts to pick up from 1500 revs in 5th and last gear- to take you up to speeds that are dangerous for your licence. not to mention your neck-

Arms spread wide- your bust open to the wind; it-s difficult to continue beyond 120 kph for long.

On the road: LIVE TO RIDE

The behaviour of the Warrior- which is astonishingly easy- With more than one metre 50 between the wheels- it is obviously very stable- but the very well made inverted 41 mm fork and the aluminium chassis which are normally reserved for sports bikes make it a very sensitive bike with surprising reactivity. The ground clearance is reasonable too- and as a result you end up by really enjoying yourself.

The fears about the handling of a bike like this don-t last long in town. The very low centre of gravity and small turning circle make the 1700 Warrior much easier to use than you might expect.

The suppleness of the engine and its torque are also precious allies- well aided as they are by a final transmission via a pretty gentle notched belt.

In other words- the Yamaha- does well on this terrain that is really not designed for a bike of this dimensions.

Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior
Yamaha Road Star Warrior

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