Yamaha XV1600A Wildstar/Roadstar

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The Yamaha XV1600A is a cruiser style motorcycle. It is also called the Yamaha Road Star or in Europe the Yamaha Wild Star. It has been produced from 1999 through current model Year 2012. The 1999-2003 models were the same 1602cc naturally aspirated engines. And in 2004 they changed the displacement to 1,670cc. With a few design changes in 2004 including new tubeless Aluminum wheels, a skinnier drive belt and different engine casing color. The Road Star also has a sleeker, sportier brother called the Yamaha Road Star Warrior that had a fuel injected 1,700cc engine and had an all aluminum chassis. The Road Star remained unchanged until 2008 when electronic fuel injection was introduced to the bike.

There were certain variations to the Road Star considering different trim and equipment packages. 

The Road Star was available with a Silverdo trim package which included studded saddle bags, a back rest, studded driver and passenger seats, and a cruiser style windscreen. The Silverado package changed names to the "Midnight" package with blacked out engine etc. For a few years, the Road Star was also available in an "S" package which meant more chrome pieces for the buyer.

The Road Star is very popular among "Metric" custom bike builders for its ease of customization and large displacement engine.
The following different models of the bike have manufactured:

XV1600A Road Star (1999–2005)
XV1600ALE Road Star Limited edition (2003)
XV1600AS Road Star Midnight Star (2001–2003)
XV1600AS Road Star MM Limited edition (2000)
XV1600AT Road Star Silverado (1999–2005)
XV1600ATLE Road Star Silverado Limited edition (2003)
While still in production, the Road Star platform spawned other motorcycles for Yamaha including:

Technical information

Engine type: 4-stroke, air-cooled, V-2, OHV, 4-valves, 48° pushrod V-twin
Displacement: 1602 cc (or 1700cc from 2004)
Bore x stroke: 95 mm x 113 mm
Compression ratio: 8.3:1
Maximum power: 46.3 kW (62.6 hp) @ 4,000 rpm (82 hp from 2004)
Maximum torque: 134 N·m (13.7 kgf·m, 99 ft·lbf) @ 2,250 rpm

Front suspension system: Telescopic forks
Rear suspension system: Swinging (Link suspension)
Front brake: Dual discs, diameter 298 mm
Rear brake: Single disc, diameter 200 mm
Front tyre: 130/90-16 67H
Rear tyre: 150-80-16 71H
Front travel: 140 mm
Rear travel: 110 mm

Length: 2,500 mm
Width : 980 mm
Height: 1,140 mm
Seat height: 710 mm
Wheelbase: 1,685 mm
Minimum ground clearance: 145 mm
Dry weight: 307 kg