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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi!
My name is Konrad and I wanna say hello cuz im new here!

Two months ago I passed my driving licence and I just think about buy a YAMAHA XV 1600 ROAD STAR.

Can You write me something about it?

Thanks for help!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 07:58 AM
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Hi Konrad!
Welcome to the forum. I have a good friend that has a Roadstar and Iíve ridden it quite a bit. Itís a very comfortable bike, it handles well and has plenty of power. I donít think you can go wrong with one.


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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 08:26 AM
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 05:42 PM
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Can't help any with the Roadstar but I'm sure someone will chime in. Ride safe and often.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 07:31 PM
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Welcome from Atlantic Canada. I've never ridden a Road Star but when I was looking to upgrade from my 1100 I did a lot of research. Typical of Yamaha, they are pretty much bulletproof if properly maintained. From what I read all years are strong, dependable rides but the 1700 has just a little more power and refinement over the earlier 1600 models. But as Les said, you can't go wrong with any of them. Good luck on your search and keep us posted!
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Might want to start with a 650, the Road Star is not a beginner's bike. 773 lbs and tons of power compared to 471 lbs for a 650. The 650 is comfortable and easy to maneuver, only drawback is it's a carbed bike. If you want fuel injection then go up to the Yamaha 950. Will be more than able to do the highway and still lighter than the Road Star by 116 lbs.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 07:47 AM
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Are you living in London or are you living somewhere else now?

Tell us about yourself a bit - are you looking to commute on the bike, or are you planning on riding from England to Greece and back on a regular basis?

As Digger said the Roadstar is a big bike. If you are a tall strong person it might be a perfect fit.

If you are closer to 5 feet tall you will have to adapt and you will struggle to handle the bike riding slow and when parking and moving it.

The roadstar is a perfect machine. It has pushrods instead of overhead cams, it has one carb and electronic ignition, its air cooled and has a belt drive.

It makes a great road trip touring bike because it is mechanically very simple, very few things to fail, easy to maintain and repair, and its very reliable. You can expect to run the odometer up to 100,000 miles without ever having to open the engine case.

When I decided to get a bike bigger than my Vstar 650 last fall, I was looking at Road Star and Royal Star bikes. I got a great deal on a low mileage Royal Star. Its a V4 with 4 carbs, water cooling and a shaft drive, also great for long distance riding. I would have been just as happy with a Road Star. I might still get one someday and have 3 bikes.

So now I have both the Vstar 650 which I use for commuting to work and short rides, and I take the Royal Star for longer rides and road trips.

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Welcome Konrad!

As much as I'm looking forward to getting a bigger machine; I love my 650 and will not part with it.
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Welcome from Columbus, OH! Get very acquainted with the new bike. Very powerful and can surprise you if you are not careful. Be safe!
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