2005 Yamaha Road Star Venture

2005 Yamaha Road Star Venture

Two weeks’ vacation just isn’t enough.

Is it better to have beauty or power? Hey, why choose? No other full-dresser offers such an irresistable blend of ageless styling, class-leading power, dawn-till-dusk comfort and state-of-the-art engineering. With all of this combined into one bike, you may want to call in sick. Permanently.

Classic, Ageless Styling and Modern Engineering
Glistening chrome and lustrous paint surround a liquid-cooled, 1300cc V-4 pumping out 98 ponies of shaft-driven power, all wrapped within an ultra-rigid, superb-handling chassis.

And, For Long-range Comfort and Luxury
Riding Pleasure –

• Plush, comfortable seats
• Passenger backrest
• Spacious trunk
• Saddlebags • Operator and passenger floorboards
• Easy-access audio/CB switchgear
• Front and rear speakers
New for 2005
• Chrome switches
• Burlwood dash treatment for high quality, luxury appearance

The 2005 Royal Star Midnight Venture Special Edition
Surrounded by onyx lacquer, this ultimate expression of luxurious, long-distance performance and comfort has these special features –

• Black accented engine with polished fins
• Tons of gleaming chrome
• Chromed forks
• Studded seat as gorgeous as it is timeless.

Both are backed by the premier customer support package in motorcycling: a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance program.

The Royal Star® Venture and Midnight Venture. You’ll never look at long-distance carriers the same again.

Features & Benefits

Royal Star Midnight Venture model features beautifully finished chrome front end, blackpainted engine with polished fins, and a sumptuous studded seat and backrest.

Industry’s premier customer support package includes 5-year, unlimited mileage warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance program.

New for 2005
New, billet-look front brake and clutch levers for enhanced control, comfort, and vibration resistance.

Clear turn signal lenses provide a custom, high-visibility touch.

New, 3D trunk emblem and new ignition key design.

Liquid-cooled, 79 cubic-inch V-4 tuned to put out class-leading power—98hp @ 6000 rpm and maximum torque at 89 ft.-lb. @ 4750 rpm —for incomparable touring performance.

Four Mikuni 32mm carburetors with TPS deliver seamless throttle response and greater power across the entire rev range.

Each carburetor features a single 15-watt heater to ensure consistent fuel/air delivery under varying temperatures.

Huge airbox capacity provides exceptional airflow to help boost both torque and power.

Compact-design dual intake system enhances performance without sacrificing fuel tank capacity.

Large-capacity radiator ensures superior engine cooling for maximum efficiency.

Single-axis internal counterbalancer reduces engine vibration.

Wide-ratio 5-speed transmission with 5th-gear overdrive geared for both highway passing power and lower-rev cruising speeds.

Maintenance-free hydraulic clutch.

Smooth, low-maintenance shaft drive.

4-into-2 exhaust system puts out a throaty exhaust note and creates a long, low profile that’s easily customizable.

High-integrity, single-backbone frame with solid engine mounting and 29° caster angle delivers quick, responsive steering and excellent handling.

Class-leading long wheelbase (67.1-inches) and long, overall length (104.5-inches) provide increased rider control and comfort.

Long wheelbase also creates exceptionally roomy ergonomics and legroom for maximum rider and passenger touring comfort.

Air-adjustable telescopic front fork designed with 29° caster angle and 5.5 inches of travel smoothes out the bumps and adjusts for varying load capacities.

Air-adjustable link-type rear suspension features a vertically mounted single shock with 4.1 inches of travel for hardtail look and outstanding long-distance ride quality.

Large-diameter front and rear disc brakes with sintered pads provide strong, linear stopping power.

Ergonomically designed bucket-type seats with plush, wraparound passenger backrest for unbeatable long-range comfort.

Wide, fork-mounted fairing, windshield, wind deflectors and frame-mounted lower cowlings offer outstanding weather protection.

Full-sized floating-type rider and passenger floorboards reduce vibration and are positioned for optimal long-distance comfort.

Easy-to-reach, large-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars reduce vibration.

Additional Features:
Incomparable fit and finish includes flawless paint with extensive chrome and brushed stainless steel accents as well as deep, valanced steel fenders.

Chrome engine guards, fender trim and 3-D Venture front fender mascot highlight unparalleled styling and attention to detail.

6-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light ensures outstanding long-distance touring range.

Large, powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility while cutting a stylish profile.

Remote adjustable headlight aiming with conveniently located control helps compensate for changes in load.

Rider accessible, cigarette lighter-type DC outlet in fairing and additional outlet under seat.

Ignition switch, with integrated steering lock, mounted to front of fuel tank for extra convenience.

Vintage-style console and instrument panel features: digital speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel trip meter, clock, fuel gauge, cruise control, TPS self-diagnosis, speed sensor, and neutral, high beam, turn signals and low oil level indicator lights.

Electronic cruise control switch located on right handlebar controls for ease of use.

Handlebar-mounted 40-channel CB radio with dual antenna for CB and AM/FM radio.

Single-point audio control system for AM/FM radio, cassette and intercom is CD changer-compatible and headset-ready.

4-speaker (14 watts per channel) system with automatic, speed-regulated volume control to help hear over wind noise.

Two-way rider/passenger intercom system.

Huge, 15-gallon rear trunk with easy, one-touch opener can hold two full-faced helmets and includes a lined interior storage pouch.

Color-matched hard-shell saddlebags each feature handy, one-touch openers and spacious 9.3-gallon storage with interior pouch.

12V 18AH maintenance-free battery ensures easy, reliable starting.


$16,499* (Royal Star Venture)
$16,999* (Royal Star Midnight Venture) Both available from August 2004


1294cc, 79-cubic-inch, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 70° V-4

Bore x Stroke
79 x 66mm

Compression Ratio

(4) 32mm Mikuni Constant-Velocity

Digital TCI

Wide-ratio 5-speed w/5th gear overdrive and hydraulic clutch

Final Drive


Telescopic fork w/air assist; 5.6″ travel

Single shock, link-type w/air assist; 4.1″ travel

Dual 298mm Discs

320mm Disc







Seat Height


Dry Weight
807 Lbs.

Fuel Capacity
6.0 Gallons

Liquid Silver (Royal Star Venture); Raven (Royal Star Midnight Venture)

5 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

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