Even for a cruiser, the Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star handles like a jelly burglar's swag bag. There's hardly any ground clearance, the bike steers slower than the QE2 and the riding position is akin to a dentist's chair. The Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star is great fun whilst posing on Brighton prom, but disappointingly vague on normal roads.
The Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star has a really soft, lazy old motor, which makes a claimed 75bhp or 98bhp in the full dresser XVZ Venture Star touring model. Peak torque is at just 3500rpm, so you'll rarely need to stir the Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star's five-speed gearbox once on the move.
The Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star is beautifully finished. The chrome glitters, the paint is thick. The Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star's engine is so understressed that it's difficult to imagine any mechanical problems affecting it for at least 50,000 miles. Owners tend to use the Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star/Venture Star in sunny weather, so used examples often look near mint.
If you want a mega cruiser then Harley have street cred and resale values that cannot be matched by any other brand. The Valkyrie is faster, handles better too and a Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 does the same job and costs less secondhand. Hard to see why you'd want a Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star, unless someone was virtually giving it away. Find a Yamaha Royal Star for sale
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The fully tour kitted Yamaha XVZ1300A Venture Star has all the bells and whistles you'd expect including audio, although it's only a quaint radio/cassette player. Huge fairing will keep a monsoon at bay. The basic Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star has less sophisticated suspension, a less luxurious pillion perch, but still boasts twin front discs.