Yamaha Road Star 1600 Review from United States of America

2001 Yamaha Road Star 1600

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance9000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Honda 750




Nothing went wrong with my bike (Road Star 1600cc).

General Comments:

My Road Star was everything I was looking for in a nice strong cruiser.

Like with most bike owners, I made some modifications. The first thing I changed was the seats. The stock seats were OK for the first 80 miles, but after that, my butt got sore. The first thing I did was replace the seats with deep cups style seating from Corbin, and now I could go twice as far without resting.

I also added an MP3 player on the bike with a flash media player. I uses to have a CD player, but there were just too many bumps while riding for the thing to work properly. The MP3 solution solve this problem with ease because of its solid state configuration and no moving parts.

As far as the bike goes, it rides smooth and it handles very good. I did change the handle grips with brand called Kuryakyn. With these new hand grips, vibration of the bike engine is dampened bigtime.

The bike is massive, and it looks retro and turns heads everywhere I go. I just love going up a few mile to Starbucks just before I setoff into cruising uptown. It's cool to ride and I love the freedom I get when I ride!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th January, 2006

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review