• 2006 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
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  • Displacement:
    1294 L
  • Top Speed:
    105 mph
  • Price:

Key Features:

  • Quick-detachable windshield and backrest let the rider optimize the bike for cross-town cruising cool or cross-country touring comfort quickly without tools.
  • Electronic cruise control with right handlebar controls for ease of use.
  • Color-matched locking hard-shell, leather sidebags with handy, one-touch openers and spacious 9.3-gallon storage with interior storage pouch.
  • 67.1-inch wheelbase provides a smooth highway ride and plenty of room for rider and passenger.
  • For 2006, the Royal Star Midnight Tour Deluxe is available in deep Raven paint with special trim including a chrome front end and handle bar switches.


  • Liquid-cooled, 79-cubic-inch V-Four tuned to put out class-leading power — 98hp @ 6000 RPM and maximum torque at 89 ft.-lb. @ 4750 RPM — for incomparable cruising performance.
  • Four heated Mikuni 32mm carburetors with TPS deliver seamless throttle response and greater power across the entire rev range in nearly any climate.
  • Compact-design dual intake system enhances performance without sacrificing fuel tank capacity.
  • Large-capacity radiator ensures superior engine cooling for maximum efficiency.
    Single-axis internal counterbalancer reduces engine vibration for super-smooth running.
  • Wide-ratio 5-speed transmission with 4th and 5th gear overdrive provides plenty of highway passing power as well as low-RPM, fuel-efficient cruising.
  • Low-maintenance hydraulic clutch actuation and strong, low-maintenance shaft drive for touring convenience.


  • High-integrity, single-backbone frame with solid engine mounting and 29-degree caster angle delivers responsive steering and excellent handling.
  • Air-adjustable telescopic front fork with 5.5 inches of travel smoothes out the bumps and adapts to varying load capacities.
  • Air-adjustable link-type rear suspension features a vertically mounted single shock with revised damping for a classic hardtail look and outstanding long-distance ride quality.
  • Large-diameter front and rear disc brakes with sintered pads provide strong, linear stopping power.
  • New rider and passenger seats provide even more room and comfort along with a low seat height — 29.1 inches.
  • Full-sized, floating-type rider and passenger floorboards reduce vibration and are positioned for optimal long-distance comfort.

Additional Features:

  • Cool retro “dash” combines classic looks with new-age function, including: digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel tripmeter, clock, fuel gauge and indicator lights for cruise control, overdrive, neutral, high beam, turn signals, water temperature and low oil level.
  • Wide hand control levers offer great feel and look cool to boot.
  • 5.3-gallon fuel tank provides outstanding touring range along with classic lines.
  • Incomparable fit and finish includes flawless paint with extensive chrome and brushed stainless steel accents as well as deep, valanced steel fenders.
  • Large, powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight in stylish chrome shell with custom bezel maximizes nighttime visibility while cutting a stylish profile.
  • Ignition switch with integrated steering lock mounted near the front of the fuel tank for extra convenience.
  • 12V 18AH maintenance-free battery for reliable starting even in cold weather.
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