2008 Yamaha Road Star S

2008 Yamaha Road Star S pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$12,599
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$12,599
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Yamaha
Display Name
Road Star S
Year
2008
Make
Yamaha
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 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 Composition
Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless
Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)
3
Rear Wheel Width (in)
3.5
Tire Brand
Bridgestone(R)
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
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 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 Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
8.2
Width (in/mm)
38.6 / 980
Height (in/mm)
44.9 / 1140
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)
2.4
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
694 / 314.8
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
4.7 / 17.8
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
2.41
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
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
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
Top Crown Material
Chrome
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Handlebar Lock
Standard
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Lockable Storage
Standard
Helmet Locks
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
User Reviews
3 reviews
  • My first bike
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jul 05, 2010

    After taking the MTC I plopped down $9K ( out the door) for a 2008 Yamaha Road Star S with 3,300 miles on it.

    The bike has been very good for me-scary at first-but now after 150 miles of country roads and freeways, I'm really enjoying the solid and stable feel. I'm 6'4" 240 lbs and ...

    I guess the bottom line is I love the bike. It's powerful but easy to handle with it's low center of gravity. You won't regret buying this motorcycle if you're a beginner.

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  • I love my Road Star S
    By  (I am an Owner) on Jan 15, 2010

    Bought my Star new in late 2007. I have put hard Star bags on it so I can carry things, a Star backrest with luggage rack for my wife, a BacUp backrest for me, and a Memphis Fats windshied. Rides like a dream. Smooth, confortable,powerful, easy to ride. Cruises easily at 70 mph and gets about ...

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  • was going to get a honda vtx
    By  (I am an Owner) on Oct 18, 2008

    I was going to buy a Honda 1800 vtx. The dealer had a Road Star S sitting on the floor. I asked if I could take a spin. Once off the bike I stopped paper work on the VTX and went for the Road Star. Heard bad things in the past about the bike being slow off the line. The new fuel injection took care ...

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