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2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

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2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

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2008 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $13,599.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  97 / 3.82
Stroke (mm/in)  113 / 4.45
Displacement (cc/ci)  1670 / 102
Compression Ratio  8.3:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Gear Ratio (1/2/3/4/5)  2.375 / 1.579 / 1.16 / 0.906 / 0.75
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  3
Rear Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Tire Brand  Bridgestone®
Front Tire Width  130
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Tire Speed Rating  H
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Tire Speed Rating  H
Rear Wheel Diameter  16
Front Tire (Full Spec)  130/90 HR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 HR16
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.6 / 320
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.7 / 43
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 140
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  4.3 / 109
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.2
Width (in/mm)  38.6 / 980
Height (in/mm)  59.1 / 1501
Wheelbase (in/mm)  66.5 / 1689
Turning Radius (ft)  10.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.7 / 145
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  712 / 323
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.7 / 17.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.35
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.9 / 708.7
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  Yes
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  No
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  Road Star Silverado
Mounts:  
Saddle Bag Mounts  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  Yes
Tinted  No
Height  Mid
Storage:  
Saddle Bag (s)  Standard
Saddle Bag Material  Leather
Saddle Bag Trim  Plain
Number Of Saddle Bags  2
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Leather Storage  Standard
Helmet Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard

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Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1700
By Richard Collins(Writer), Dec. 10, 2008
I bought this bike on 9-27-08. I have about 3,000 ,miles on it now and I love this bike. It is a great road bike and after a week or two the seats mold to your body and the ride is even better. It runs like a fine clock and very litte viberation while riding. The 1700cc engine has all the power you ... Read Full Review

 

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By Matt(Owner), Mar. 17, 2010
My wife and I love this bike... It handles the road like no other and has enough HP to get you where you wanna go and then some... It offers alot of room for the rear passenger and the fuel injection was a superb addition to this ride... Read Full Review

 

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