Begginer from London. - Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum
  • 1 Post By konradsc
  • 1 Post By Yamaha Pat
  • 1 Post By lesblank
  • 2 Post By NorthernRider
  • 2 Post By Digger
  • 4 Post By KCW
  • 1 Post By JonMaz2112
  • 1 Post By Redbird58
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 1
Begginer from London.

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!
Have a nice day!
Keith Post likes this.
konradsc is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 07:58 AM
Keith Post's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5,807
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.

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Keith Post is online now  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 08:26 AM
Senior Member
Yamaha Pat's Avatar
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Posts: 1,184
Welcome from Sacramento, Ca.
Keith Post likes this.

Riding is not just what I do but who I am.

Cherry 2007 650 Classic
The Strat 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe
Yamaha Pat is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 05:42 PM
lesblank's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 4,045
Welcome from Houston, Texas. Can't help any with the Roadstar but I'm sure someone will chime in. Ride safe and often.
Keith Post likes this.

2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic
lesblank is online now  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 07:31 PM
Senior Member
NorthernRider's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 2,043
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!
Keith Post and JonMaz2112 like this.

2007 Vulcan Nomad
V&H exhaust

2000 V Star 1100 Classic (Sold)
All stock except for:
Kuryakyn Grips
4" Risers
Switchblade Quick Release Windshield
Ugly but somewhat functional saddlebags
NorthernRider is online now  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 11:44 PM
Senior Member
Digger's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 225
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.
Keith Post and JonMaz2112 like this.
Digger is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 07:47 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 5,097
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.

Last edited by KCW; 08-23-2019 at 08:06 AM.
KCW is online now  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 08:23 AM
JonMaz2112's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: The Deep South (North Okaloosa County)
Posts: 42
Welcome Konrad!

As much as I'm looking forward to getting a bigger machine; I love my 650 and will not part with it.
Keith Post likes this.

"I just wanna ride my guitar and play my bike!"

2000 V Star 650 Classic

Cobra Drag Pipes
BOSS MC425BA Speakers

Not all who wonder are lost.
JonMaz2112 is online now  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 09:14 AM
Senior Member
Redbird58's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Columbus, OH
Posts: 338
Welcome from Columbus, OH! Get very acquainted with the new bike. Very powerful and can surprise you if you are not careful. Be safe!
Keith Post likes this.

09 V Star 950

Be seen and be heard! Bright lights and loud pipes!

Enjoy the ride
Redbird58 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Star Motorcycle Forums: Star Raider, V-Max, V-Star, Road-Star Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome