Meet the 2013 Yamaha XV Midnight Star, a tasty motorcycle especially developed for those who search for a modern cruiser.
In terms of design, the 2013 Yamaha XV1900A Midnight Star features a tasty mix between the old school and modern styles. We especially like the imposing headlight which gives the motorcycle a distinctive look and the tear-drop fuel tank, pointed swingarm and the classic fenders. The dramatic look of the motorcycle is further enhanced by the numerous chromed details, the fat alloys and the pull-back handlebars.
The Yamaha XV1900A Midnight Star’s center piece is the air-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder V-type engine which is features twin-bore electronic fuel injection. The engine delivers a maximum power of 66.4 kW (90.3 PS) at 4,750 rpm and 155.1 Nm (15.8 kg-m) of torque at 2,500 rpm.
The Yamaha XV1900A Midnight Star is offered with a starting price of £13499.
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Step on to a classically styled cruising machine, gloriously designed to capture the beauty of the age of the open road, yet packed with impressive torque, handling and comfort.
The XV1900A has the kind of dramatic looks to turn heads wherever you go, with a radical neo-streamliner shape, fat alloys, pull-back handlebars and a sparkling engine exterior.
But this is no casual victory for form over function. Our Art of Engineering philosophy demands beauty and top performance in equal measure and the air-cooled, 4-valve, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder Vtype engine combined with a host of other technical flourishes, means you’ll get both.
- Twin-bore electronic fuel injection
- Radical neo-streamliner look
- 4-valve, 4-stroke, 2 cylinder, V-type engine
- High torque power cruiser
- Balancers minimise ride vibrations
- Lightweight, long-wheelbase aluminium frame
Get out and explore the open road with Yamaha’s stunning range of cruisers. You’ll find throbbing torque, chromed-up style and the very best of 21st century bike technology - it’s the ultimate blend of cutting-edge engineering and cool cruiser lifestyle.
From the easy-riding of the XV950A to the classic styling and exhilaration of the XV1900A, the range combines high-powered engines and menacing looks with the ultimate in rider comfort and control - aided by technologies like Yamaha’s intelligent Unified Brake System.
So climb aboard and do whatever you’ve got to do, whether that’s a cross country hike or a gentle cruise, these bikes are ready.
12-spoke alloy wheels
Cast alloy wheels, with a 12-spoke design that gives an impression of extra-thick wire spokes, underline this sophisticated cruiser’s very special blend of character, technology and style. To ensure smooth transmission of power, the rear wheel uses iron rubber dampers.
Design that sparkles
If you see one cruising past, you’ll notice the XV1900A’s special sparkle. Our engineers have been able to create beautifully styled cylinders with extra-large cooling fins featuring very few vertical ribs. Each cylinder has 20 fins, each one specially treated to give a sparkling ’jewellery’ effect as sunlight reflects off the engine.
Fat, wide pull-back handlebars
Mount an XV1900A and you’ll immediately notice the comfortable riding position. The fat, wide pull-back handlebars, together with the low seat height and long footboards make for a great riding position - and for added convenience the rocker-style shift pedal has front and rear sections that can be individually adjusted.
Neo-streamline cruiser bodywork
When this rolling sculpture floats by, you see that virtually every component has been designed to appear as if it is flowing with the wind, whether it’s the flared fenders, teardrop fuel tank, swept-back handlebar holders or the pointed swingarm. It’s an expression of smooth speed and thrusting power.
4-valve, twin-spark cylinder heads
One of the most important features of the1,854cc engine is its feeling of direct and instant power and the design of the cylinder heads and pistons play a major role. Two spark plugs per cylinder ensures instant combustion, while the 4-valve head and pent roof combustion chamber gives each cylinder high levels of gas-flow efficiency.
Left and right side balancers
When you’re on a road trip and cruising cross-country for hours of uninterrupted riding pleasure, comfort is important. The XV1900A has been designed to cut out vibration, with balancers on both sides of the engine, while allowing the sensual pulse that lets the rider feel the engine working.
|Bore x stroke||100.0 mm x 118.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||9.48 : 1|
|Maximum power||66.4 kW (90.3PS) @ 4,750 rpm|
|Maximum torque||155.1 Nm (15.8 kg-m) @ 2,500 rpm|
|Lubrication system||Dry sump|
|Transmission system||Constant Mesh|
|Front suspension system||Telescopic forks, Ø 46 mm|
|Front travel||130 mm|
|Rear suspension system||Swingarm|
|Rear travel||152 mm|
|Front brake||Hydraulic dual disc, Ø 298 mm|
|Rear brake||Single Disc, Ø 320 mm|
|Front tyre||130/70R18M/C 63H|
|Rear tyre||190/60R17M/C 78H|
|Overall length||2,580 mm|
|Overall width||1,055 mm|
|Overall height||1,105 mm|
|Seat height||705 mm|
|Wheel base||1,715 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||155 mm|
|Wet weight (including full oil and fuel tank)||347 kg|
|Fuel tank capacity||16 litres|
|Oil tank capacity||5.2 litres|