Yamaha Star Venture 2018: launch of the world’s most advanced touring motorcycle
Yamaha Motor Company recently launched the 2018 Star Venture in the United States. The huge tourer made its debut as the Japanese manufacturer’s most technologically advanced motorcycle. The significance of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture can be stated by the fact that the company has generated an entirely different segment with the bike, which it calls the transcontinental tour.Also Read – Yamaha R15 Version 4, R15M, Aerox 155, RayZR 125 Hybrid Launched In India: Get Full Details Here
The rugged Yamaha Star Venture 2018 shares its foundation with the XV1900 Midnight Star. The front fairing is dominated by a massive headlight section made up of four units. The large windshield that covers it helps protect the rider from high speed gusts of wind. As we have already mentioned, the bicycle is a pure technological marvel, the history of the windshield does not end there. The windshield is electronically adjustable and it also has deflectors to direct air towards the rider to keep them cool. Large air intakes on both sides forward help the bike acquire a more refined character. Also Read – KTM 125 Launched In India, Priced At Rs 1.50 Lakh: Check ALL Features Here
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Now, let’s get to what fuels this beast. The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture derives its power from an air-cooled 1854cc V-twin engine which delivers a maximum torque of 170Nm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a belt drive. Since this motorcycle weighs a whopping 434 kg in weight, fortunately it is assisted by an electric gear that works in both directions, namely forward and backward to make it easier for the rider while parking.
As already mentioned, Yamaha Motor Company placed this motorcycle in the Transcontinental space, and it was therefore assisted by a special TransContinental (TC) package. This includes fog lights, GPS (Global Positioning System) and special dual zone speakers that allow the rider and passenger to listen to music from their individual sources. Not only that, the two can also answer calls separately using an accessory mic and headset. Read also: The Yamaha Fazer 250 Motorcycle Spied Up Close; Launch in India during the holiday season
Key features of the Yamaha Star Venture 2018 include a 7-inch color touchscreen LCD display, smartphone integration function, USB charging ports, tire pressure monitoring system as well as heated seats and grips. Additional features include ride-by-wire technology for crisp throttle response, ABS (anti-lock braking system), multiple ride modes and a traction control system. Read also: Yamaha FZ25 Road Test Review: old wine in a new bottle? ?
The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture was sold in the US market for $ 24,999 (INR 16.08 lakh) for the base variant, while the TransContinental version will set you back $ 26,999 (INR 17.37 lakh). The launch in India is highly unlikely as the Star Venture does not meet BS-IV emission standards. Read also: Yamaha Fascino 2017 with BSIV engine gets two-tone colors; Priced at INR 54,330