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Old 03-02-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
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I had a Yamaha Royal Star and I always thought it would make a super platform for extensive customization. Its a bloody big impressive whopper off the shelf with double exhausts both sides.



Also the V-4´s wide power band allows 0-120 km/h on second gear. In town I do 3 times as many gear changes on my Fat Boy because trashy high rev nature of V-2.



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Old 03-02-2006, 04:55 AM   #2
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Ya that motor rocks. It's a V-max motor with a larger bore. It lacks the V-boost in the intake, but packs the 80lb-ft of torque like the max.. What a rush to ride - Like a small block chevy going up hill - it just keeps pulling.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:23 AM   #3
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Is it just me or does it seem like Yamaha is moving away from the v-4? I just glanced thru the Star lineup the other day and I seemed like only the Royal Stars (the goldwings of the line up) and the Vmax still had a V-4.



So, is the V-twin cheaper or is it just a cruiser thing?
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:32 AM   #4
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>So, is the V-twin cheaper or is it just a cruiser

>thing?



Exactly - its both. But having had cruisers of both configurations I can testify V-4 is a superior concept. But going from there, the boxer 6 of a Valk must be a real killer. Never ridden one but that´s the next on the list.



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Old 03-02-2006, 05:41 AM   #5
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Isn't the first customization getting the badge off the tank ASAP?
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:49 AM   #6
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At least the badges don't rattle off like some other brand that will remain nameless.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:39 AM   #7
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When did Yamaha ever have a large V-4 line up? Royal Stars and V-Maxes are the only V-4s they have ever had as far as I know. V-2s are whats popular, then again most who ride V-2s have never ridden a V-4.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:19 AM   #8
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Yer cheaper models have stickers so you have to break out the blow dryer.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:23 AM   #9
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Half the fun is finding the parts that fell off. It's a self-made treasure hunt!
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:38 AM   #10
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I'm just waiting for the first guy to tattoo "Royal Star" on himself.
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