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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
Warranty  60
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V4
Cylinders  4
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  16
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Compression Ratio  10:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Shaft
Wheels & Tires:  
Front Tire (Full Spec)  150/80 HR16
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  150/90 HR15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  67.1 / 1704.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  6 / 22.7
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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 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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