Planning to leave home for months together, the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture is what you need. It is unarguably one of the most modern transcontinental touring motorcycle that you will see in the present time. The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture is priced at $24,999 that is equivalent to Rs 16.10 lakh in India. Deliveries of the bike will start from August this year.
The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture comes with a 1,854cc V-twin motor with twin spark technology. Yes, like the Bajaj Pulsar. Being a tourer, Yamaha claims that this unit offers impressive lower end torque that is ideal for touring at higher speeds. To get the motor weight correctly, it gets forged lightweight alloy pistons and an integrated oil tank in the subframe. The powertrain also consists of an all-new 6-speed gearbox. Additionally, there are two different ride modes along with Yamaha Sure-Park system to help manoeuvring in tricky situations.
The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture is also the first tourer to get Ride-by-wire tech in the form of Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Throttle. It offers precise throttle response. Also, to make sure the motor produces the right exhaust note, Yamaha motorcycles worked with Yamaha Music to get the mechanical acoustic right and produce a distinct note.
It gets a 7-inch touchscreen command system. Almost every electronic function of the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture can be controlled through this screen. it comes with Bluetooth and USB connectivity options. There are 2 speakers placed on the handle along with dual zone audio system.
The Star Venture comes with 18-inch 130/70 (front) and 16-inch 200/55 (rear) Bridgestone Exedra G852 tyres. The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture gets all-LED quad headlights, brake lights and turn indicators.
About the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture coming to India, we have no expectations from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer especially with their interest in premium offerings in the country.