Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

By Promeet

Yamaha has revealed the new Star Venture motorcycle for the US market. One of the most technologically advanced luxury touring model in history which has created a new segment called Transcontinental Touring.

Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

Yamaha has spared no expense at making this the height of technology, comfort, and performance. The Star Venture shares its underpinnings with the Yamaha XV1900 Midnight Star.

Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

The motorcycle boasts the never-before-seen features on a touring model like - forward-reverse ‘Sure Park' parking assist, dual-zone audio capability, drive modes settings that adjust throttle response, traction control, adjustable rider backrest, heated grips as well as rider/passenger seats and backrests, a 7-inch full-colour LCD display that is touch sensitive.

Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

Mike Doughty, General Manager of Yamaha's Motorcycle Group stated, "The all-new Star Venture is one of the most highly anticipated and important new motorcycles to come from Yamaha in years, and everyone here is extremely excited to introduce this impactful new model to the world of touring enthusiasts."

Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

Powering the beast is an air-cooled 113 cubic inch, 1854cc, V-twin fuel injected engine. The massive engine churns out around 170Nm of peak torque. The six-speed gearbox transmits the power to the rear wheel by a belt drive system.

Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

The Star Venture features a new Yamaha Sure-Park System that provides forward and reverse drive modes. Other features include smartphone compatibility, USB charging, tyre pressure monitor, heated seats, keyless ignition and heated grips. The bike also gets ride-by-wire, cruise control, and ABS.

Star Venture — Yamaha's Ultimate Touring Model Unveiled

The Yamaha Star Venture base variant carries a price tag of $24,999 or Rs 16.08 lakh and the optional TransContinental pack is for $26,999 or Rs 17.37 lakh. The bike may not make it to the Indian shores, but, if it does, it will go up against the likes of the Honda Goldwing, Indian Roadmaster and the Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special.

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Article Published On: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 20:50 [IST]
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