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post #11 of 105 (permalink) Old 05-11-2017, 08:28 AM
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Would be shock just to see fuel injection. !!!
The only bike in Yamaha/Star's cruiser line up that has carbs is the Star 250. Rest of the cruiser lineup are fuel injected.
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was going off video - guy said would like bike to be fuel injected !! must be old video ??? mine was 98. thanks for update. have to find different rte for BS.! LOL

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I had a Royal Star Venture,and liked it alot,cassette player and all,LOL!!!
The wife hated the back seat,tho.
Nothing like the Wing,the smoothness,power and back seat accommodations it couldn't compare to,but the front seat had the Wing beat for me,as far as being able to stretch out.

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Not making any plans to change, but I'm anxious to see what Yamaha has to offer. Competition and innovation is good!
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Please, please, not another V-Twin. Use the FJR engine if you have to. THAT is sweet.
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I had a Royal Star Venture, the V4 was pretty smooth and enough power, but it was the heaviest and hardest bike I've owned to back up. I nicknamed it "The Beast". I'm hoping for something to compete with the Wing instead of the Glides, but I'm with the majority here. It's probably going to be a V-twin to compete with HD and Indian.
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From the Yamaha info I don't have a clue what this new model might be ! But they did perk lots of folks interest. My wild guess it might be a reverse trike type of thing with an entirely new engine. It's about time one of the major manufacturers comes out with something to compete with the CanAm Spyder.

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At 1:58 in the video it shows a set of 4 headlights in a more sportbike or Winglike configuration. My guess is it will NOT be a conventional V Twin type bike.

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I can only hope they ditch that V-twin and go to a modern engine. The 1983 Yamaha Venture beats the living heck out of the later Yamaha "touring" models, but the same thing can be said for Kawasaki and Suzuki. All these years and they all go V-twin as their touring engine, after inline 6s, V4 ect? Like offering a flathead V8 in a new truck. Hope they do something good, not another V-twin.The Vmax engine made for touring would fit in great, as that was how the first Ventures were, a touring tuned engine basically shared with the gen1 Vmax.


I think it was the other way around - the early Ventures predated the mighty Vmax by a couple of years. 1983 for the first version of it's Venture, and the Vmax came out in 1985 for it's first year of production.


I still have my 85 Vmax. I wish I still had my 86 Venture Royale as well.
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The only bike in Yamaha/Star's cruiser line up that has carbs is the Star 250. Rest of the cruiser lineup are fuel injected.
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The royal star venture has carbs. I owned a 2003 RSV. Carb city. One of the reasons I switched to GW for the FI. Yamaha dropped the ball by not coming up with upgrades along the way. The second gen (1999-2015) is basically the exact same model.

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