Yamaha XV1600 Road Star (Wild Star): review, history, specs


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Class: cruiser

Production: 1999-2003

Predecessor: Yamaha XVZ1300A Royal Star

Successor: Yamaha XV1700A Road Star

Models
Yamaha XV1600A Road Star / Wild Star

(Europe, North America, Japan)

1999-2003

Yamaha XV1600AT Road Star Silverado

(North America)

1999-2003

Yamaha XV1600AS Midnight Star

(North America)

2000-2003

Yamaha Road Star / Wild Star 1600 (XV1600A)
Yamaha Road Star 1600 Silverado (XV1600AT)
Yamaha Midnight Star 1600 (XV1600AS)

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1999 Europe, Japan, North America Name: Yamaha Road Star 1600, Yamaha Wild Star 1600, Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600

Code: 4WM1, 4WM2, 4WM3 - Yamaha Road Star 1600 (North America)

5GA1, 5GA2, 5GA3 - Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600 (North America)

5JA1 - Yamaha Wild Star 1600 (Europe)

5JA3 - Yamaha Road Star 1600 (Japan)

2000 Europe, Japan, North America Name: Yamaha Road Star 1600, Yamaha Wild Star 1600, Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600, Yamaha Midnight Star 1600

Code: 4WM4, 4WM5, 4WM6 - Yamaha Road Star 1600 (North America)

5MB1, 5MB2 - Yamaha Road Star 1600 Limited Edition (North America)

5MB3, 5MB4, 5MB5 - Yamaha Midnight Star 1600 (North America)

5GA5, 5GA6, 5GA7 - Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600 (North America)

5JA5 - Yamaha Wild Star 1600 (Europe)

5JA6 - Yamaha Road Star 1600 (Japan)

2001 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Road Star 1600, Yamaha Wild Star 1600, Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600, Yamaha Midnight Star 1600

Code: 4WM7, 4WM8, 4WM9 - Yamaha Road Star 1600 (North America)

5MB6, 5MB7, 5MB8- Yamaha Midnight Star 1600 (North America)

5GA9, 5GAA, 5GAB- Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600 (North America)

5JA8 - Yamaha Wild Star 1600 (Europe)

2002 Europe, North America Name: Yamaha Road Star 1600, Yamaha Wild Star 1600, Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600, Yamaha Midnight Star 1600

Code: 4WMA, 4WMB, 4WMC- Yamaha Road Star 1600 (North America)

5MB7, 5MB8, 5MB9- Yamaha Midnight Star 1600 (North America)

5GAD, 5GAE, 5GAF- Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600 (North America)

5JAA - Yamaha Wild Star 1600 (Europe)

2003 North America Name: Yamaha Road Star 1600, Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600, Yamaha Midnight Star 1600

Code: 4WMG, 4WMH, 4WMJ - Yamaha Road Star 1600

4WMK/ 4WML, 4WMM - Yamaha Road Star 1600 Limited Edition

5MBD, 5MBE, 5MBF- Yamaha Midnight Star 1600

5GAM, 5GAN, 5GAP - Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1600

5GAS, 5GAT, 5GAU - Yamaha Midnight Star 1600 Limited Edition

Specifications

Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star): specs

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2500 mm / 98,4 in
Overall width 980 mm / 38,6 in
Overall height 1140 mm / 44,9 in – XV1600A

1500 mm / 59,1 in – XV1600AT (Silverado)

Seat height 710 mm / 28,0 in
Wheelbase 1685 mm / 66,3 in
Ground clearance 145 mm / 5,71 in
Dry weight 307 kg / 678 lbs – XV1600A

322 kg / 710 lbs – XV1600AT (Silverado)

Curb (wet) weight 332 kg / 732 lbs – XV1600A

347 kg / 765 lbs – XV1600AT (Silverado)

FRAME Type Double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel Telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in
Rear suspension, travel Swingarm (+link) with mono-shock, 110 mm / 4,33 in

Adj.: spring pre-load

Front tire size 130/90-16 (67H)
Rear tire size 150/80-16 (71H)
Front brake Double disc, 298 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brake Single disc, 320 mm, 4-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 20,0 l / 5,28 US gal (incl. reserve – 3,5 l)
Trail 142 mm / 5,59 in
Fuel economy 3,57 l / 100 km (60 km/h)

6,40 l / 100 km (tested)

ENGINE Type Air-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement 2-cylinders 48° pushrod V-twin
Bore & Stroke 95,0 x 113,0 mm
Displacement 1602 cm³ (97,76 cu in)
Compression ratio 8.3:1
Valve train OHV, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power 63,5 hp (46,7 kW) / 4000 rpm

58,0 hp (42,7 kW) / 3750 rpm (XV1600A - Japan)

Max. torque 134,0 Nm (13,6 kg-m) / 2250 rpm

126,5 Nm (12,9 kg-m) / 2000 rpm (XV1600A - Japan)

0 to 100 km/h 5,7 sec
Top speed 168 kmh / 104 mph
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Mikuni BSR40
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Belt
Primary reduction 1.532
Final reduction
Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.437

1.578

1.160

0.906

0.750

ELECTRICAL Ignition TCI (digital)
Alternator A.C. magneto 14V 21A at 5000 rpm
Battery capacity 12V-18Ah

Images

Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star): images, gallery.

Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star)
Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star)
Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star)
Yamaha XV1600AT Road Star Silverado
Yamaha XV1600AT Road Star Silverado
Yamaha XV1600AT Road Star Silverado

Videos

Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star): video.

2002 YAMAHA XV1600 ROAD STAR 1600
1999 YAMAHA XV1600 ROAD STAR 1600 SILVERADO

Manuals

Yamaha XV1600A Road Star (Wild Star): manuals, parts, microfiches.