2008 Yamaha Road Star


Road Star



The big-bore air-cooled V-twin, now with electronic fuel injection, has what it takes to be the bike you want it to be - radical custom, polished stocker, or the look know is just right for you.

  • New, electronic fuel injection ensures easy cold starting and flawless fuel delivery at nearly all altitudes and in nearly any conditions.
  • 102-cubic-inch V-twin-powered beauty, in a long, low, hardtail-look frame, with plenty of customization potential built in.
  • Modern engineering and materials, including ceramic composite cylinder liners.
  • Air cooling, hydraulic valve lifters and belt final drive reduce maintenance requirements to a minimum.
  • 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled, pushrod OHV 48-degree V-twin pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance.
  • Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and less maintenance. Ceramic composite cylinder bore plating ensures greater durability and optimal heat dissipation.
  • Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission delivers outstanding cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds.
  • Dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter and creates lower center of gravity by helping keep overall engine height to a minimum.
  • Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor for easy, dependable starting.
  • Two-into-two exhaust system features beefy, staggered shotgun dual pipes putting out a soulful V-twin exhaust tune.
  • Solid-mounted engine housed in specially designed rigid-look, double-cradle frame features a stylish 32-degree rake.
  • Extra-long 66.5-inch wheelbase creates long and low retro profile, added rider comfort and well-balanced handling.
  • Telescopic 43mm front forks with stainless steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps.
  • Out-of-sight link-type, preload-adjustable rear shock provides 4.3 inches of wheel travel for great handling and a plush ride.
  • 16-inch cast wheels shod with tubeless tires for a classic, yet sporty look while providing confidence-inspiring handling and excellent grip.
  • Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature four-piston calipers with aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for strong, linear stopping power, backed up by a 320mm single rear disc.
  • Lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life and quiet operation.
Additional Features
  • Industry-leading Star Family fit and finish mean lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
  • Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a stylish design and provides easy reading of odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge as well as low fuel, high beam, turn signal, neutral and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
  • LED taillight and clear turn signal lenses with amber bulbs for a custom look, great visibility and reduced current draw.
  • Full-size floating-type rider and passenger floorboards are roomy and comfortable.
  • A two-piece heel/toe shifter, and braided stainless clutch and throttle cables add even more comfort and style.
  • 5.3-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light means exceptional cruising range.
  • Seat and fork locks both integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience.
  • Handy dual underseat helmet holders.
  • Powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish.
  • 12V 18-amp-hour maintenance-free battery ensures fuss-free, dependable starting.
  • Engine Type: 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled 48° V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
  • Bore x Stroke: 97mm x 113mm
  • Compression Ratio: 8.3:1
  • Carburetion: Fuel injection
  • Ignition: TCI
  • 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
  • Brakes/Rear: Hydraulic disc, 320mm
  • Tires/Front: 130/90-16
  • Tires/Rear: 150/80-16
  • Wheels: 9-spoke cast
  • Length: 98.4 in
  • Width: 38.6 in
  • Height: 44.9 in
  • Seat Height: 27.9 in
  • Wheelbase: 66.5 in
  • Ground Clearance: 5.7 in
  • Dry Weight: 694 lb
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal
  • Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)



Engine Type
102 cu. in. (1670 cc) air-cooled 48 deg. V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
1670 cc (102 cu. in.)
Bore and Stroke
97 x 113 mm
Air Cooled
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Fuel injection


Front Suspension
43 mm fork; 5.5 in. travel
Rear Suspension
Single shock; 4.3 in. travel
Front Brakes
Dual hydraulic disc, 298 mm
Rear Brakes
Hydraulic disc, 320 mm
Front Tire
Rear Tire


66.5 in.
Seat Height
27.9 in.
Fuel Capacity
5.3 gal.
Dry Weight
694 lbs


5-speed, wide-ratio; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive


Galaxy Blue/Sapphire Blue Scallops (Dark Metallic Purplish Blue) and Pearl White (Bluish White)
1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)