Wednesday, July 30, 2008

And Then There Was Road Star...

As I alluded to earlier, I now have acquired a 2007 Yamaha Road Star Midnight Silverado. It was a 2 hour trip to reach the dealership in Osseo, MN, but with temps around 87 and a sunny day it was not time wasted. I rode as a passenger on my neighbors Road Star (yes, we have the same the bike)!

The handling of the bike in turns was most impressive and it is very forgiving with the clutch, unlike my 2000 Vstar. I posted pictures of my Vstar on and less than 12 hours later got my first request to see the bike. Sold to the first buyer for my asking price!

Specs on the Road Star are shown on the right. I'm told if you cruise at 60 mph the fuel economy is in the 50 mpg range.

Sheila even sat on the bike when I brought it home -- but much to my regret I neglected to snap a photo of the event!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We found the bike that you bought while on our trip. Looks like a great bike---very stylish---and glad that you are pleased with the performance.We did 1700+ miles on our bike trip---8 days camping in a tent--only one bad day of rain. Would do it again in a heartbeat. Biking is just so awsome---only way to really see the USA