1/4-mile acceleration 15.1 secs
Seat height 28"
Fuel capacity 4.8 gallons
Average fuel consumption 40mpg
Engine specification4 stroke-V4, Water Cooled.
Frame: Steel cradle
Front brakesTwin 298mm disc
Rear brake 320mm disc
Front tire size150/80 x 16
Rear tire size150/90 x 15
For me, the 1996 Yamaha Royalstar Tour Motorcycle fits me like my favorite comfortable glove. Something about it just exudes comfort and I can get off this bike after a 400 miles jaunt absolutely no worse for wear. Whether it's the particular seat, the rider backrest, the smooth and supple ride, the lack of vibration...I can't pinpoint it to one particular item, but whatever it is, these bikes just fit me perfectly. Who knows, maybe it's just my own body structure.
Also, this bike is pure "eye candy" for me. With just the right amount of chrome and its awesome 2 tone paint job, my 1996 Yamaha Royalstar Tourer just grabs my eyes and insists that I look at it.
Add all the extra billet and Kuryakyn goodies as well as the "Star" options...this bike will get your attention and those around you too.
These bikes have a well known reputation for being totally reliable and long lived. I have seen these v4 motors going strong at 150,000 and more miles.
The bike has under 33,000 original miles, barely broken in for this type of bike
Check out the amazingly comfortable and supple seats for both the passenger and the rider. Add to that full floorboards for both as well as highway pegs for the rider and you can almost feel the comfort from your computer coming at you.
The bike even has optional running lights for more safety for night riding as well as more safety as you're now more easily seen by the other drivers out there.