Make way for the Royal Star. Even the smallest fasteners, nuts and bolts were of the highest standards. There were no wacky surprises this is a good thing. Bikez has a high number of users looking for used bikes. The integrated brakes slowed the heavy-weight with ease. I'm running the E3's on the 99 and no complaints.
I loved the Big Boy. It was obviously designed and built by folks who have their acts together. I was hoping for a cool, throaty exhaust note, but instead I got a raspy Blap-Blap-Blap noise. So unless someone can direct me to a source for a matched front-rear set of Commanders, I'm looking for a recommendation on the next best option. The front tire should be on a Buick. Why do you think they give a five-year, unlimited miles warranty? The beast in question was the 1996 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Classic. After a few miles, I was as comfortable with it as if I had owned one for years.
Tons of chrome and big tires and long wheelbase definitely turns some heads! The bike was a friendly riding machine, as I cruised around town and on the highway. If more power is nice and it always is , then there are ways to wake up the beast. The beast in question was the 1996 Yamaha Royal Star Tour Classic. Thanks everyone for all your thoughts and experance's. Any new bike better be ready to encounter rough seas.
I heartily recommend this cruiser. Many riders opt for motorcycles that make them feel like Elvis as they roll down the highway like a Steppenwolf song—cruisers. I burned through a set of Venoms and am working on E3s now. Yamaha makes the Royal Star to look like, well, like a Harley-Davidson, except bigger. I actually found riding it to be relaxing. What I like about the bike is it can tour like a Gold Wing, but cruise like a Harley.
There were no wacky surprises this is a good thing. Trackstar Motorsports graciously lent it to M. The pull-back handlebars, forward controls with floorboards, and wide seat are custom cream on top of a slice of cheesecake. Remember this is a long distance tourer and not a sports bike. All calipers are of four piston design. I love the comfort of the riding position and I added the backrest for even more comfort! I am trying to decide which size E3s to put on the front.
The engine is a down-tuned V-Max plant. Many Venture riders still maintain that the original 1200 Venture was the best handling of the line. In this version sold from year 1998 , the dry weight is 305. The five speed overdrive transmission is part of the engine case and both the engine and transmission share oil. I am not a small person. Yamaha stopped production of the Venture Royale in 1989 but brought it back as the Yamaha Venture in 1999.
It's a 1300cc, 700+ pound monster with a 67 inch wheelbase. Big tires and 725 pounds probably helped a bit. It breaks those old stereotypes, and challenges us to experience a new way to get those same old kicks. Had to put a Dunlop E3 on the front. It's a 1300cc, 700+ pound monster with a 67 inch wheelbase. I first saw it in a motorcycle magazine and thought it was beautiful.
Aftermarket mufflers are available from everyone, so, again, it was no big deal. Everything on this bike is large. Despite all the engine improvements and extra power, the new Royale could still pull 45mpg. If more power is nice and it always is , then there are ways to wake up the beast. The Royal Star represents change. I think that says it all!!! Sell or buy used bikes? It has its own voice. Yamaha's attention to suspension makes the Star very rideable.