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2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Specs


The 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture is a Touring Style Motorcycle equipped with an 1294cc, Liquid Cooled, V4, DOHC, 4-Stroke Engine and a 5-Speed Manual Transmission.

It has a Telescopic Fork Front Suspension while the Rear Suspension consists of a Twin Sided Swing Arm. The Royal Star Venture has Front Dual Hydraulic Disc Brakes and Rear Hydraulic Disc Brakes. The Royal Star Venture weighs 807 lbs. and has 6.1 inches of ground clearance.

The Royal Star Venture was introduced in -10019- and is Carryover for 2008. It includes a 60 month Limited warranty.

2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
MSRP: $17,299 Monthly Payment*: $288


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Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Royal Star
Year 2008
Class Touring
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $17,299
Warranty 60
Cylinders 4
Compression Ratio
Compression Ratio 10:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 1294
Valve Configuration DOHC
Starter Electric
Cooling Liquid
Engine Type V4
Seat Specifications
Number Of Seats 2
Seat Height (in) 29.5
Front Suspension
Front Suspension Size (in)
Front Travel (in) 5.5
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension
Rear Travel (in) 4.1
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm
Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Trail (in)
Width (in) 35.4
Wheelbase (in) 67.1
Length (in) 104.5
Fuel Capacity (gal) 6
Major Revision Year
Manufacturer Country Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Touring
Dry Weight (lbs) 807
Number Of Speeds 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Shaft
Transmission Type Manual
Reverse No
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/90 HR15
Front Tire (Full Spec) 150/80 HR16
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The base price of the 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Motorcycle is $17299. This is $2276.42 less expensive than its competition.


The V4 engine in the 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Motorcycle has a displacement of 1294 cc which is 23.87% less than its competition.


The 2008 Yamaha Royal Star Venture Motorcycle weighs 807 lbs which is 1.94% more than other Touring models.


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Posted On: 06/22/11
It turned out not to be the quality I thought I had purchased.The driveshaft making noise like a rut-rut-rut when slowing down to come to a stop .Dealer finally fixed it after 3 trip to dealership ,they said it was a damper problem that needed to be adjusted ,In May of 2010 windshield got very lose so I took chrome trim from around windshield to check things out & found cowling cracked & holes broken out where windshield screws went in .I took pictures of problem & emailed them to dealer .They replaced the cowling under warranty .In june of 2011 I noticed windshield getting a little lose again ,so I took the trim off & checked to find screws lose but not completely out this time .I got checking cowling holes at windshield & found all but one hole was cracked or broken .I again took pictures & emailed them to dealer again ,& in a couple of days they called me saying that Yamaha was only going to warranty it once more.Needless to say I was puzzled at this ( I still had 2 years warranty left ) so I asked if they were going to guarantee me I wasn't going to have this problem again & the answer was a flat NO ,they couldn't guarantee me that .I said to them I thought I was buying quality when I purchased it but I must not had bought quality (according to parts salesman this is a very expensive part) .I brought up the idea of trading it for something else & they worked with me on that ,now I'm a happy camper .The plastics are very thin on the Venture ,also transmission gear box very noisy along with valves rattleing a bit ,but I was just about use to that until this thin plastic which I think only had one side to it ,started breaking/cracking ,Yamaha really needs to go back to the drawing board to make this machine equal to anyone .I'm very glad I don't have to worry with that mess again .
Posted On: 12/22/09
I put 75000 miles on my 2003 midnight--a little man in a big pickup sent it back to its maker other than that I had no problem with the bike.--my 2007 runs good rain or shine a little clutch whine on this one is a problem at times--will run all day at high speeds--I ride two up and my wife loves the ride.
Posted On: 04/30/09
I have and ridden Gold Wing for the past 18 years,my was an 81 in 1990 & my first new Gold Ging an 89 in 1991,left over stock for $iok.the Wing was great,but I discovered the 2008 Royal Star Sentures S we bought 7-3-08 is a greater and under estimated ride.We really love and enjoy the 2008 Royal Star Venture S a lot better,have 5500 great trouble free miles on it.With a ride like this we will not go back to the Gold Wing,we both agree, Mama is very happy, and you know what they say about mama being happy.We really believe this motorcycle should be a lot more advertised or promoted.Just try it,you'll be glad you did!
Posted On: 04/30/09
All our experiences have been nothing but positive and love every minute we are out on it.We know without a doubt in our minds we will have a great outting.We only get to ride on the week end if it's not stormy,Sue still has that 5 day a week gig plus o.t.but we get out as much as we can.I wish more people would try the ROYAL STAR VENTURE S.Just try it,you'll like it.Love the cruise control.Have nothing negative at all to say about OUR PRIDE & JOY .Wouldn't think of owning anything else now especially when it's perfect.I'll be 63 this 7-30 and plan to keep on riding as long as I can,love it.No more Gold Wing for us after 18 yrs.
Posted On: 04/06/09
Posted On: 11/08/08
I bought my 2008 Venture in may 2008, What a great bike. It is now November 2008 and I have put 8000 miles on it. No problems and will ride it anywhere. I have never rode a bike this comfortable or reliable. You can't go wrong. Will beat the heck out of a HD electa glide. Looks better than a gold wing.
Posted On: 08/30/08
bought a new venture in april of this year and have had nothing but trouble with it, it has spent more time in the shop than with me . Will go back to Harley.
Posted On: 08/15/08
Have owned a leftover 06 Tour Deluxe Midnight for 4 months and have almost 2500 miles on it. This bike is super comfortable and has a LOT more guts than I do. Bought this bike for less than 10k (never titled) and am wondering when somebody is going to figure out they made a mistake in selling it so cheap and come looking for the rest of their money. The Midnight Tour Deluxe is a good looking, HIGHLY dependable motorcycle. Would recommend anybody to this bike. It is a sheer joy to ride. Average 42 mpg, no matter how hard I ride it and it runs the best at 80 mph. The cruise control is effortless and the ride is incomparable.
Posted On: 07/09/08
I got a great deal at the Performance Shed in Kingston from Kim & Dave.

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