Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star
The Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star was first introduced in 1996 and was intended for sales in Japan, Europe and the United States. The main feature of the motorcycle was the use of a V-shaped 4-cylinder engine, which migrated from the touring version of the Venture Royale. Thanks to this engine layout, the vibration level was low (compared to the 2-cylinder layout), the motorcycle received a unique exhaust sound, and, importantly, it was possible to obtain impressive power and torque for this class - 75 hp. and almost 112 Nm. At the same time, the motor remained strongly deformed, reaching maximum performance already starting from 3500 rpm.
`` Main modifications of Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star :
- Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star - regular version.
- Yamaha XVZ1300AT Royal Star Tour Classic - touring version with a different saddle, windshield, saddlebags and backrest for the passenger.
It is important to note the presence of other versions of the Yamaha XVZ1300 model. These include Yamaha XVZ1300LT Royal Star Tour Deluxe and Yamaha XVZ1300TF Royal Star Venture. Despite the fact that these models position themselves in the same lineup with the XVZ1300A, these modifications still have a number of key differences that do not allow them to be combined into one review. Therefore, they will be described in a separate article.
In 1998, the Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star model finally left the Japanese market, but continued production for Europe and the United States. 2001 was the last year of the model's existence on the market, after which it finally left the assembly line. The successor to the XVZ1300A was the new model Yamaha XV1600 Road Star / Wild Star, which appeared in 1999. However, the XVZ1300 continued to be produced until 2013 as a luxury tourer XVZ1300TF Royal Star Venture.
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Specifications Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star:
|Model||Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star|
|Engine type||4-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped|
|Working volume||1294 cc cm.|
|Bore / stroke||79.0 x 66.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||10.0: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor, 4x Mikuni BDS28|
|Ignition type||transistor TCI|
|Maximum power||75.0 h.p. (55.1 kW) at 5000 rpm|
|Maximum torque||112.0 Nm (11.4 kgf * m) @ 3500 rpm|
|Front tire size||150 / 80-16M / C (71H)|
|Rear tire size||150 / 90-15M / C (74H)|
|Front brakes||2 discs, 298mm, 4-piston calipers|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 320 mm, 4-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||41mm telescopic fork, 140mm travel|
|Rear suspension||pendulum with monoshock (adjustable preload), stroke - 95 mm|
|Motorcycle length||2480 mm - Royal Star|
2485 mm - Royal Star Tour Classic
|Motorcycle width||910 mm|
|Motorcycle height||1160 mm - Royal Star|
1475 mm - Royal Star Tour Classic
|Saddle height||715 mm - Royal Star|
725 mm - Royal Star Tour Classic
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||5.1 sec|
|Maximum speed||175 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity||18.0 l (including reserve - 3.5 l)|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||330 kg - Royal Star|
354 kg - Royal Star Tour Classic