Yamaha XVZ 1300 (Royal Star, Venture)

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The Yamaha XVZ 1300 begins its history in 1983 with the release of the Yamaha XVZ 1200 Royal Star Venture touring model.

In 1986, the motorcycle was updated to the Yamaha Venture Royale (it gets a 1294 cc engine) and was produced unchanged until 1993. In 1996, the classic Yamaha XVZ 1300 Royal Star and its touring package, the Yamaha XVZ 1300 Royal Star Tour, were offered. In 1999, instead of the classic Royal Star (sold until 2001), the second generation Yamaha XVZ 1300 Royal Star Venture appeared, produced until 2013 - the motorcycle did not become a continuation of the "golden" Yamaha Venture Royale, but offered a more "iron" concept.

The XVZ1300 series was based on a V-shaped 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a volume of 1294 cc. (since 1986), delivering 75-97 hp. power and 112-115 Nm of torque. The engine from the XVZ1200 model (1983-1985) was also installed on the Yamaha V-max 1200 model.

The main features of the Yamaha XVZ 1300 series include a steel frame, a V4 engine, a 5-speed gearbox, a hydraulic clutch, a cardan drive and a number of special technologies in touring versions - air suspension, FM radio, radio, radio, electronic cruise control , built-in side trunks, etc.

The main modifications of the Yamaha XVZ 1300:

  • Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star - classic version. Available from 1996 to 2001.
  • Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star Tour Classic - classic version + leather bags and windshield.
  • Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star Venture - touring version with fairing and touring options. Available from 1986 to 1993. (1st generation) and from 1999 to 2013 (2nd generation).
  • Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star Tour Deluxe - stripped down "Venture" - without fairing, radio and built-in plastic saddlebags. Has a different seat and a 20 l tank. Manufactured for the American market since 2004.

The main competitors of the Yamaha XVZ 1300 in the class:


Yamaha XVZ 1300 Royal Star (1996-2001)
Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star Tour Classic (1996-2001)
Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star Tour Deluxe (2004-2013)


Specifications Yamaha XVZ 1300:

ModelYamaha Venture Royale' Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star Venture '' Yamaha XVZ1300 Royal Star '
Type of motorcyclecruiser
Year of release1986-19931999-20131996-2001
Engine type4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (70 °)
Working volume1294 cc cm.
Compression ratio10.5: 110.0: 1
' Ignition 'TCI
Bore / Stroke79 mm x 66 mm
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 4x Mikuni BDS34carburetor, 4x Mikuni BDS32carburetor, 4x Mikuni BDS28
Maximum power97 hp at 7000 rpm75 hp at 4750 rpm
Maximum torque115 Nm111.8 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Drive typegimbal
Framesteel tubular
Front suspension ''pneumatic telescopic fork 40 mmtelescopic fork, stroke - 140 mm
Rear suspension ''pneumatic, monoshockpendulum with monoshock, stroke - 100 mm
Size of the front tire120 / 90-18 65H150 / 80-16 71H
Rear tire size '140 / 90-16 71H150 / 90-15 74H
Front brakes2 discs, 282mm, 2-piston calipers2 discs, 298 mm, 4-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 282 mm, 2-piston caliper1 disc, 320 mm, 1-piston caliper
Maximum speed195 km / h
Seat height785 mm750 mm715-725 mm
Overall dimensions (LxWxH) ''2540x940x1535 mm2705x900x1565 mm2480x910x1475 mm
Wheelbase1610 mm1705 mm1695 mm
Gas tank capacity20 l22.5 L (20 L - Tour Deluxe)18 l
Weight of the motorcycle (equipped)355 kg394 kg354 kg