2018 Yamaha Star Venture Launched in USA: All You Need To Know

Yamaha recently launched the Star Venture touring motorcycle in USA. At first glance, it looks like a Honda Goldwing rival. However, that is a part of a separate discussion for a different day. The Star Venture is an all-new bike that uses a big, air-cooled, OHV V-Twin engine that Yamaha says utilises new cases for the gearbox. The company also says that this engine has a side-draft intake to create more space for fuel. So, is the Star Venture worth your time? Read on to find out more about 2018 Yamaha Star venture price in USA, specifications and other details and find out for yourself.

2018 Yamaha Star Venture

2018 Yamaha Star Venture Price in USA

Standard Variant MSRP $24,999
Star Venture With Transcontinental Package MSRP $26,999

The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture is available in two forms. The base bike is generously equipped. The variant with Transcontinental package throws in a few extras which we mention in the features list below. It is the newest bikes on the block, so let’s take a look at other things before talking further about this bike.

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2018 Yamaha Star Venture Specifications

Engine displacement and type 1854cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled, OHV,V-Twin
Power ~80HP
Torque 173.5Nm
Transmission 6-speed with slipper clutch
Suspension (front) 46mm telescopic fork, fully adjustable
Suspension (rear) Monoshock, preload adjustable
Brakes (front) Twin 298mm discs, Unified Brake System and ABS
Brakes (rear) Single 320mm disc, Unified Brake system and ABS
Top Speed >200kmph
Fuel Consumption 34 mpg

The V-Twin engine on the 2018 Yamaha Star venture is a big 1854cc mill that has a healthy torque output of 173.5Nm. This will help it get up to cruising speeds quickly and enable it to do so for long duration. Helping in the case is the 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch. Standard ABS fitment does give this bike a touch of safety, while the 6.6-gallon fuel tank on this bike should see you go more than 200 miles between fuel stops.

2018 Yamaha Star Venture

2018 Yamaha Star Venture Features

  • ABS
  • 7-inch colour LCD touchscreen dashboard
  • USB Charging
  • GPS (Standard on Star Venture with Transcontinental Package)
  • Unified Braking System
  • LED foglamps (Standard on Star Venture with Transcontinental Package)
  • Smartphone pairing
  • Dual zone speakers (Standard on Star Venture with Transcontinental Package)
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Heated seats
  • Heated grips
  • Keyless ignition
  • Ride modes
  • Traction control
  • Electrically adjustable windshield
  • Sure-Park parking assist
  • LED lighting front and rear
  • Electric luggage locks
  • Electric fuel cap lock
  • Adjustable levers
  • Adjustable floorboards

As you can see, the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture has a generous offering of features. Even in base form, it offers things like LED lighting all around, electric luggage locks, adjustable levers and floorboards, keyless ignition, etc. Yes, the price of the Star Venture is not really affordable, however, it offers quite a bit for the cost. As a touring motorcycle, this is what the users will likely appreciate. You can place a $500 deposit at a Yamaha star dealer to get on the Priority Delivery Program for this bike, meaning you will be among the first ones to own this bike.

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