2020 Star Venture

Star Venture features a cavernous 37.3 gallons of volume across the saddlebags, Tour Trunk and upper and lower fairing storage compartments. Plus, the Transcontinental Option Package offers an additional pair of easily accessible passenger storage compartments, boosting storage capacity to over 38 gallons.





High Torque Engine with Cutting-Edge Rider Aids

Featuring a torque-rich 1854cc air-cooled V-twin, Star Venture® produces smooth, effortless passing power even when fully loaded. And with ride-by-wire throttle control, traction control and selectable riding modes, Star Venture brings class-leading technology to the luxury touring class.

Yamaha Sure-Park System

With Star Venture’s Sure-Park™ System, parking maneuvers are a breeze, even fully loaded. Controlled from the handlebar, an electric motor provides forward and reverse drive to assist during tricky parking situations, especially on rough or poor traction surfaces.

Integrated Infotainment System

With a potent audio system and a large, high-mounted touch- and voice-controlled infotainment system, the Star Venture puts the rider in command. Music, navigation, communications and vehicle systems are integrated cleanly into a single system that sets new standards for two-wheeled technology.

Adjustable Ergonomics and Aerodynamics

Star Venture adapts to rider and passenger needs straight from the dealership floor, with adjustable ergonomics, wind protection and controls. Grip warmers and heated seats for both rider and passenger come standard, with a low seat height for confidence at every stop.

Advanced Chassis

Designed around a rigid chassis and advanced suspension systems, the Star Venture is built to offer Yamaha’s renowned handling ability when the road turns twisty, without losing the comfort or straight-line confidence expected from a luxury tourer.

Transcontinental Option Package

Riders that step up to the Star Venture Transcontinental Option Package benefit from a range of options, with enhanced infotainment features including GPS navigation, SiriusXM®, additional speakers and Yamaha’s exclusive Dual Zone audio control. Standard LED fog lights, additional onboard storage and a security alarm round out the package.


High Tech Meets High Torque

A massive 1854cc air-cooled V-twin powers Star Venture for effortless passing power even when fully loaded. Yamaha has been refining the four-valve, twin-spark-plug, pent-roof engine design for nearly 20 years to deliver exceptional power and drivability.

Smooth Running and Charismatic

The Star Venture engine delivers huge torque with a thrilling V-twin pulse, and thanks to lightweight forged alloy pistons, carefully-tuned counterbalancers and advanced engine mounts, the Star Venture creates a luxuriously smooth ride ideal for days in the saddle without fatigue.

Six-Speed Transmission

Developed specifically for the needs of long-distance touring, the six-speed gearbox features ratios chosen to make the most of the huge low-end torque available from the 1854cc engine, for brisk acceleration in lower gears and relaxed highway cruising.

Yamaha Sure-Park System

The Yamaha Sure-Park System brings a new level of rider confidence to the Luxury Touring class. Controlled from the handlebar, a small electric motor provides forward and reverse drive to handle tricky parking situations or poor traction conditions.

Integrated Oil Tank and Cooler

The Star Venture engine utilizes a semi-dry-sump design, lowering the effective center of gravity by allowing the engine to sit lower in the frame, with the external oil tank cleanly integrated into the aluminum subframe. And to maintain ideal engine temperatures, a compact oil cooler is hidden between the front down tubes.

Ride-by-Wire Engine Control

Star Venture features Yamaha’s Chip Controlled Throttle, or YCC-T®, a ride-by-wire throttle control system that converts the rider’s grip input into precise throttle control, for impeccable engine response and enhanced levels of refinement.

Advanced Rider Assisting Technology

Thanks to YCC-T, Star Venture is able to mount a variety of advanced rider assistance technologies, including Yamaha D-Mode and traction control. D-Mode allows the rider to choose from two different throttle response settings: a smooth touring mode, and a sport mode for sharper response. The traction control system helps prevent wheel spin when dealing with reduced traction road conditions.

Integrated Cruise Control

Yamaha’s refined cruise control system comes standard to ease long highway stints for less fatigue and improved fuel economy.

Assist and Slipper Clutch

Yamaha’s assist and slipper clutch provides additional clamping force under acceleration along with the proven advantages of a performance slipper-style clutch. This two-way design uses lighter clutch springs to reduce clutch lever effort, and provides smoother deceleration, especially when downshifting aggressively.

Carefully Tuned Twin Exhaust

The Star Venture’s exhaust system features a twin-muffler design with the throaty V-twin exhaust note that custom touring fans seek. Yamaha carefully developed the exhaust tone throughout the entire rpm range for a thrilling soundtrack on every ride.

Electrical Power to Spare

Star Venture features paired alternators to provide ample electrical power for the heated seats and grips, audio system and lighting. With 750 watts of total output, riders can feel free to add common electrical accessories or heated apparel without taxing the bike’s charging system.


The Star Venture features all-LED lighting to maximize illumination. LED brake lights and turn signals boost visibility, while the quad LED headlight assembly punches a huge hole in the darkness with crisp, bright light.

Generous Luggage System

Star Venture features a cavernous 37.3 gallons of volume across the saddlebags, Tour Trunk and upper and lower fairing storage compartments. Plus, the Transcontinental Option Package offers an additional pair of easily accessible passenger storage compartments, boosting storage capacity to over 38 gallons.

Electric Luggage Locks

To provide both convenience and security, the USB-equipped fairing storage compartment, saddlebags and Tour Trunk all feature electric locking lids.

Smart Key System

Simplify every ride thanks to Yamaha’s Smart Key system. The remote key fob only needs to be in the rider’s pocket in order to access the luggage system, start the bike, and ride.

Transcontinental Option Package Special Features

The Star Venture Transcontinental Option Package mounts a range of upgraded features, including supplemental LED fog lamps, an additional pair of storage compartments for the passenger, and an alarmed security system to keep your investment safe.

Standard Charging Ports

Keep your devices charged up thanks to USB ports in the locking right side fairing compartment and the rear Tour Trunk.


State-of-the-Art Infotainment System

Mounted high in the cockpit for improved visibility, the 7-inch full-color LCD display puts a huge array of information and control at the rider’s fingertips. Controlled via touchscreen, handlebar controls or voice commands, this infotainment package gives the rider access to vehicle control and data, a range of audio sources, and wireless Bluetooth® communications options.

Vehicle Control Center

By integrating vehicle systems into the infotainment console, running data such as trip computer functions and tire pressures can be easily confirmed on-screen, while elements such as the heated seats can be controlled by the rider.

Communications Suite

By linking a Bluetooth®-equipped smartphone, the Star Venture gives the rider complete control of communications with both the passenger and the wider world directly through the infotainment display.

Audio Entertainment

Mounting paired high-performance speakers, the Star Venture audio package is ready to rock and roll. Pick up favorite local radio stations, bring your music with you, or stream Pandora® from your smart phone, all thanks to USB, AUX stereo, or Bluetooth® wireless connection options.

Transcontinental Option Package Special Features

Riders stepping up the Star Venture Transcontinental Option Package are provided with a range of infotainment upgrades. GPS navigation with points-of-interest and route logging makes it easy to plan, share and upload ride routes from the comfort of your home computer. A CB radio system keeps you in touch with other road users. SiriusXM® keeps the tunes pumping across the state or across the country, while SiriusXM Travel Link® provides weather and traffic updates. With an additional pair of high-output speakers and Yamaha’s exclusive Dual Zone audio control—which allows rider and passenger to select different audio sources, hold private phone calls, and more—the Star Venture Transcontinental offers one of the most advanced infotainment packages ever seen on two wheels.

Additional information

Weight 437 kg
Dimensions 2700 × 1015 × 1500 mm

48º V-Twin, Air-cooled

Valve system

4 valves per cylinder, OHV


1.854 cc, 113 cu in

Bore x stroke

100 X 118 mm

Compression ratio

9.5 : 1

Rated output

85 Hp

Max. torque

171 Nm (126 ft-lbs.) @ 2.500 rpm


Dry sump


Anti-rebound and assistance system, wet, multi-disc


Mikuni butterfly body, With YCC-T and D-Mode, Yamaha Fuel Injection



Sistema de arranque



Constant, 6 speeds

Final drive



34.0 mpg, 54,72 km/gal, 6.92 l/100km


145 mm

Front wheel suspension

130mm travel, 5.1 in travel, Ø 46 mm telescopic fork

Rear wheel suspension

110 mm, 4.3 in travel, Remote preload adjustment, Single shock absorber

Brake, front

ABS, Double hydraulic disc, Ø 298 mm, Unified Brake System

Brake, rear

ABS, Hydraulic disc, Ø 320 mm, Unified Brake System

Tires, front

130/70 R18, Bridgestone Exedra

Tires, rear

200/55 R16, Bridgestone Exedra

Seat height

27.4 in, 695 mm


1.710 mm, 67.3 in

Ground clearance

125 mm, 4.9 in

Fuel capacity

25 liters, 6.6 gal


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