I am completely satisfied with the value, quality and comfort of my Road Star
Engine was noisy, when I first bought the bike. I took the bike back to the dealer because I thought there must be something wrong with the valves causing the noise. The noise was reduced as I put on miles, and when I replaced the oil with Lucas 20/50 synthetic, the noise went away.
It's the finest most beautiful bike I've ever owned. I'm sure there are other quality motorcycles, but I started motorcycles in 1966, and riding Yamaha motorcycles in 1970, and have had 8 new flawless Yamahas since, and this is the best yet. The quality and finish belie the excellent price.
It is comfortable on trips and responds like a sport bike to rider input. I ride 52 miles to work and 52 back again. I feel more refreshed riding this Road Star than my new car.
My wife found the passenger seat uncomfortable, on longer rides. My last bike was a V-star, 1100 and the passenger seat was more comfortable, but I should mention that my wive now has a new Star of her own, and that she prefers riding her own bike now.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2009