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2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S

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2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S

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2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture S Specifications

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Model Type  Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $17,599.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  60
Engine Type  V4
Cylinders  4
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  97 / 72.4
Horsepower RPM  6000
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  89 / 120.6
Torque RPM  4750
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  16
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  79 / 3.11
Stroke (mm/in)  66 / 2.6
Displacement (cc/ci)  1294 / 79
Compression Ratio  10:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Mikuni
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  4
Carburetor Size (mm)  32
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Reverse  No
Heel Toe Shifter  Standard
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  3.5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  4
Front Tire Width  150
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Front Tire Speed Rating  H
Front Wheel Diameter  16
Rear Tire Width  150
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Rear Tire Speed Rating  H
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 HR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  150/90 HR15
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
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.5 / 139.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  4.1 / 104.1
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Air Adjustable  Yes
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.71
Width (in/mm)  35.4 / 899.2
Height (in/mm)  61.6 / 1564.6
Wheelbase (in/mm)  67.1 / 1704.3
Turning Radius (ft)  11.5
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  6.1 / 155
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  8.5
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  807 / 366
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  869 / 394
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  419 / 190
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  6 / 22.7
Fuel Capacity Reserve (gal/l)  1 / 3.5
Storage Capacity (cuft/gal/l)  24.3 / 33.6 / 148
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.6
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  29.5 / 749.3
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Backrest Type  Fixed
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
Chain Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Radiator Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Front Fender Trim  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Rear Fender Trim  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Wind Deflector  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)  60 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Touring
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  Royal Star Venture S
Audio & Communication:  
Satellite  No
Number Of Speakers  4
CB Radio  Standard
Intercom  Standard
Headset  Standard
Cassette Player  Standard
Side Case Mount  Standard
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  Yes
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  No
Height  Mid
Number Of Side Cases  2
Hard Side Case Capacity (gal/l)  9.3 / 41
Location  Left and Right Side
Side Storage Mount  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Rear Rack  Standard
Rear Rack Storage Material  Hard Vinyl
Rear Rack Storage Trim  Plain
Bag Liner Material  Cloth
Helmet Storage  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Power Outlet  Standard
Cruise Control  Standard

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By Ron Hughes(Owner), Dec. 20, 2008
We purchased our new Venture S in June of 2008 after comparing it to an 08 red Gold Wing. While the Wing is a great bike, it did not fit our needs as well as the Venture. We at first thought that the Wing would be a move up from our 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe,which we loved, but the Wi... Read Full Review


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the best ride yet
By bill whitaker franklinton n.c.(Owner), Jun. 4, 2009
have owned and ridden gold wing for 18 years,wanted to try something else,so bought the 2008 RSV S last july 3 2008. found we really enjoyed the ride a lot better and is a lot more comfortable to ride,and looks great,that charcoal silver really shines with a good wax job on it,it handles really grea... Read Full Review


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The first 3000 miles have been heavenly
By Bob Woudenberg(Owner), Oct. 19, 2008
I was reluctant at first buying this bike, going from a sport touring type bike. But have not been sorry from day one. The comfort level is simply outstanding and as far as my wife (passenger cockpit queen) is concerned, she absolutely loves it. Read Full Review


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Great handling bike with some quality control issues
By richietp(Owner), Jun. 13, 2009
I graduated from a Road Star to the 2008 RSV S at the end of October 2008. I absolutely love riding this bike and it handles beautifully. I have almost 4000 miles on the bike and have just completed a 1500 mile cross country trip. Bike handles and sounds great. Seat and comfort level are excellent. ... Read Full Review


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RSV Major Issues
By Clifford Thomas(Enthusiast), Dec. 29, 2008
I purchased a 2005 RSV and set about touring the western US. While a little top heavy and challanging at slow speed I grew to enjoy the ride, comfortable, powerful and reliable. Gradually a noise from the trans grew to an ear piercing whine that could only be controlled by packing my ears with ti... Read Full Review


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