Yamaha Venture Royale Review from United States of America

1987 Yamaha Venture Royale

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance51754 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Gold Wing


Please Yamaha - Bring back the Venture Royale


Literally the only problem I had was the clutch master cylinder was losing fluid, and after tracing the problem, I found the bleeder valve was leaking. Ordered a new one, installed it, and back on the road again.

General Comments:

I really feel that Honda got very lucky that Yamaha stopped reproducing these VENTURE ROYALES. I've been a Honda dude forever until I finally purchased my 1300. For a 26 year old bike it was so ahead of its time that it's modern now. JUST A FABBO BIKE - BOO-YAA YAMAHA!!!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2013

6th Jan 2014, 20:22

I agree, the Venture is a classic.

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review