The Yamaha Road Star Silverado S is a cruiser savant, having established a name in the industry as one of the best tourers on the market. That’s why it’s not rocket science that the 2011 model of this monstrous beast comes with plenty of the old features that made it stand out while also featuring some new elements that take the riding experience to a whole new level.

The Road Star Silverado S offers a combination of chromed-up looks with sporty handling and unbelievable performance. Every bike enthusiast on the market will look at these three elements on their checklist for a new cruiser and the Road Star Silverado S offers them in upstanding fashion.

The bike looks like a monster on wheels, and when unleashed out on the open road, it’s a definite eye-catcher. Add that to an engine that displaces 1,670cc and a chassis and suspension set-up that are second to none, and you have a cruiser that separates itself from the rest of the field.

Find out more about the Yamaha Road Star Silverado S after the jump.

  • 2011 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S
  • Year:
    2011
  • Make:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 8-valve, 48° V-twin powerplant
  • Transmission:
    five-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive
  • Displacement:
    1670 L
  • Price:
    15,490

Design

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The Road Star Silverado S has been finished with a rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine that looks as stunning as it is powerful. An ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a stylish design and provides easy reading of the odometer, dual tripmeters, clock, and fuel gauges. These elements go along with a low fuel, high beam, turn signal, neutral, and engine diagnostic indicator lights. A powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish. Meanwhile, the LED tailights are an added touch and the clear turn signal lenses with amber bulbs create a custom look that offers great visibility and reduced current draw. On top of that, full-size floating-type rider and passenger floorboards are roomy and comfortable as are the two-piece heel/toe shifter, braided stainless clutch, and throttle cables that add even more comfort and style to the cruiser’s overall appeal.

Performance

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The Yamaha Road Star Silverado S is powered by a 1,670cc, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 8-valve, 48° V-twin powerplant that pumps out massive loads of low-rpm torque with max torque hitting at 2,500 rpm. The bike also carries four valves per cylinder, providing optimum breathing efficiency while the two spark plugs per cylinder ensure complete combustion for maximum power output. A smooth-shifting five-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive delivers outstanding cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds while a dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter, creating a lower center of gravity that helps keep overall engine height to a minimum. A large-flywheel crankshaft delivers superior, low-rpm torque and that incredible V-twin "pulse" feel while an electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy, no-hassle starting. The bike’s dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter and creates a lower center of gravity by helping keep overall engine height to a minimum.

Chassis and Suspension

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The Yamaha Road Star Silverado S comes with a solid-mounted engine housed in specially designed rigid-look, double-cradle frame that features a stylish 32-degree rake. The wheelbase is 66.5", which is longer than usual, creating a long and low retro profile that promotes added rider comfort and well-balanced handling. Telescopic 43mm front forks offer the kind of comfort required on a bike of this stature while 5.5" of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps. The bike also has an out-of-sight link-type and a preload-adjustable rear shock that provides
4.3" of wheel travel for great handling. As for the brakes, the Road Star Silverado S has dual 298mm front disc brakes that include four-piston calipers with aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads to go with a 320mm single rear dis for strong, linear stopping power.

Pricing

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The 2011 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S has been priced at $15,490. It might be a pretty penny for some, but for avid riders, it’s well worth every penny.

Specifications

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Model XV17ATSAR
Engine Type 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled 48°
V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 97.0 x 113.0mm
Compression Ratio 8.3:1
Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, wide-ratio;
multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Frame Steel; hidden shock
Suspension/Front 43mm fork;
5.5-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock;
4.3-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brake/Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Tire/Front 130/90-16
Tire/Rear 150/80-16
Wheels 9-spoke cast
L x W x H 98.4 x 38.6 x 59.1 in
Seat Height 27.9 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 66.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.8 gal
Est. Fuel Economy 36 mpg
Wet Weight 773 lb
Color Black Cherry

Quotes

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Motorcycle ---- "The 2011 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S comes loaded with special features, including hard saddlebags, tons of chrome and passing lamps. Hard saddlebags extensive lets you carry everything you need during your trip."

Bikez ---- "The Road Star Silverado S gets chrome accents to the front end including: standard passing lamps, chrome switchgear, front brake master cylinder, front fork and levers"

Blogsteady ---- "You’re ready to go. The Road Star Silverado S adds chrome accents and more."

Ralepi ---- "It is time for riding in a tour with big motor. Yamaha has been produced big motor that is suitable for touring. This motor is 2011 Yamaha Road Star Silverado S that has great power."

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1 comments:

  (3) posted on 02.7.2015

I don’t know who writes your reviews and includes the pictures that go with the article, but I’ve read just about all of them and it always seems that too many hands are involved. This time you say the bike has a belt final drive which it does, but the picture shows a drive shaft. In a previous review I read earlier on a Suzuki C90T it was stated that the fuel injection receives signals from gear position, air temp. and water TEMPERATURE, would that be your bottle of drinking water?

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