The Yamaha Star Venture is being called the 'ultimate trans-continental touring motorcycle’.
Mixing modern day technology and traditional touring features, Yamaha USA has unveiled the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture. Yamaha aims to redefine the luxury touring market and borrows design cues from American muscle cars.
Powering the Yamaha Star Venture is an 1,854 cc air-cooled, V-twin mill coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is capable of producing 165 Nm of peak torque. The 5th and the 6th cog are overdrive for highway cruising. The bike also gets a Park Assist System with electric forward and reverse.
Other features in the Yamaha Star Venture include a 7-inch coloured LCD instrumentation, cruise control, riding modes, traction control, ride by wire, tyre pressure monitor, heated seats with an adjustable heated rider backrest, heated passenger backrest, heated grips, electric windscreen, cowl deflectors and vents, and adjustable handlebars & levers.
Optional features (Transcontinental version) include GPS navigation, satellite radio, LED fog lamps, dual-zone audio and passenger storage compartments and even an alarm. The fuel tank of the Yamaha Star Venture can store 24.98-litre of petrol and the ground clearance stands at 139.7 mm. The headlamps, taillamp and indicators use LEDs.
Colour options include Granite Grey and Raspberry Metallic. Deliveries of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture will begin in September 2017.
The standard version of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture is priced at USD 24,999 and USD 26,000 for the optional Transcontinental version.