Yamaha XV 1600A Road Star




Make Model

Yamaha XV 1600A Road Star / Wild Star


2002 - 05


Four stroke, 48°V-Twin cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


1602 cc / 97.6 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 95 x 113 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 8.3:1




Starting Electric

Max Power

63 hp / 45.9 kW @ 4000 rpm

Max Torque

134 Nm / 98.8 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm


5 Speed 
Final Drive Belt

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 140 mm / 5.5 in

Rear Suspension

Swinging link
Rear Wheel Travel 110 mm / 3.4 in

Front Brakes

2x 296 mm discs  2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 200 mm disc  1 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Dimensions Length 2500 mm / 98 in
Width 1100 mm / 43 in
Height 1140 mm / 45 in
Wheelbase 1685 mm / 66.3 in
Seat Height 710 mm / 28 in

Dry Weight

307 kg / 676.8 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20 Litres / 5.3 us GAL

Consumption Average

15.1 km/lit

Standing ¼ Mile  

14.3 sec

Top Speed

175.8 km/h / 109 mph

The Yamaha XV1600A is a cruiser-style motorcycle. It is also called the Yamaha Road Star or in Europe the Yamaha Wild Star. It has been produced from 1999 through current model Year 2012. The 1999-2003 models were the same 1602 cc naturally aspirated engines. And in 2004 they changed the displacement to 1,670 cc. With a few design changes in 2004, including new tubeless aluminum wheels, a skinnier drive belt and different engine casing color. The Road Star also has a sleeker, sportier brother called the Yamaha Road Star Warrior that had a fuel-injected 1,700 cc engine and had an all-aluminum chassis. The Road Star remained unchanged until 2008 when electronic fuel injection was introduced to the bike. There were certain variations to the Road Star considering different trim and equipment packages. The Road Star was available with a Silverdo trim package which included studded saddle bags, a back rest, studded driver and passenger seats, and a cruiser-style windscreen. The Silverado package changed names to the "Midnight" package with blacked out engine etc. For a few years, the Road Star was also available in an "S" package, which meant more chrome pieces for the buyer.

This was our first test of the Yamaha's new Road Star motorcycle, and we summed it up thus: "Yamaha's new 1602cc V-twin has a lot to love: great power, classic looks and sound, elegant finish, smooth manners, a custom-friendly design, and a price that leaves enough change to make it your own." From the February 1999 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine.