2004 Yamaha Road Star Silverado®

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Road Star Silverado®

The brawny Road Star Silverado® (and its Road Star sibling) thundered onto the cruiser scene six years ago, taking it by storm with its sheer size, classic retro styling and heaps of torque. But then, it's hardly a mystery why this belt-driven mega-machine made such a huge impression. And now its home to a gigantic new 102 cubic-inch air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV 48° twin engine that pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance. Additional engine mods include redesigned valve system, camshafts, rocker arms, air induction system, cooling fins and beefed up clutch. Bottom line...more power and performance. An all-new lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life, quiet operation and better acceleration. All-new brakes featuring dual 298mm front disc brakes with 4-piston calipers (that come straight off the YZF-R1) and 320mm single disc rear brake for strong stopping power. Short and long range rider comfort is supreme thanks to wide, swept-back, 1"-diameter, rubber-mounted handlebars, restyled touring rider seat that's 40mm wider, a reshaped passenger seat and full-size floating-type rider floorboards with new rubber inserts. And when you're wrapped in a swank casual touring package - large, adjustable windscreen, leather saddlebags, studded seats and backrest, whitewalls - as gorgeous as it is all-powerful, people just get plain ecstatic. Once you slide your leg over one, you'll know exactly how they feel.