2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado from United States of America


Best bike on the road


Nothing so far.

General Comments:

I have been riding bikes all my life, and now at 45 years old I wanted an all around bike.

I have owned and rented many Harley's. The Harley is without question a good bike. I really enjoyed the wide glide. The price tag is a little much to handle for me as a casual fair weather rider. I looked to buy a used Harley and then came across the 2005 Roadstar 1700cc. I have always thought these seemed like a really good bike and I was not wrong.

After just riding my used 2005 Roadstar with Cobra slip-ons, I am very happy with the purchase. This bike satisfies everything I have expected for a road bike to be. Handles very good and the power band is great. Sound is good, and at speed is quiet, so you and passenger can talk, or your riding partner does not get annoyed beside you or behind.

I like the old style type bike. New technologies in some bikes are too sterile for me. I want to know I'm on a machine. The Roadstar was just what I was looking for, and I'm having the time of my life on it. Proud to own it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th March, 2007

10th Sep 2010, 16:09

I have a 2004 Roadstar, bought it used in 2005. A very good bike, looks great, sounds great, rides great. Very happy with it.

Seat could be more comfortable.

22nd Jun 2015, 21:03

I have a 2005 1700cc Roadstar and it has a custom Corbin seat, all one piece. About $1000. The seat is great, I could ride all day.

2005 Yamaha Road Star Silverado from United States of America


Nice power and a nice performer!


I have had no problems whatsoever with the bike.

General Comments:

The bike is a fine cruiser and interstate bike. It is not especially quick handling in curves, but it gets through just fine. It's not a race bike, it's a cruiser! Fit and finish are great, and the motor is strong and responsive. The controls are easy to get to and readable.

The bars are nice, but have a strange bend that causes your throttle hand to fatigue a little quicker than some bikes I've ridden. If Yamaha had bent them out just a little more, they'd be a bit more comfortable, but it's just a small inconvenience. All in all, it's a comfortable bike. Great seat and passenger seat. The suspension is good, but can be a tad harsh if you hit rough pavement, but it's not too bad.

Power is good. Very torquey motor. This thing could pull a tree down! Roll on's are strong.

The bike does well in wet weather, but I think down the road I'm going to change over to a stickier tire. The stock Dunlops are OK, but I think I might get something a little better when these wear out.

Bar none, Yamaha makes some of the best stock saddle bags in the business! Lots of room, and they don't collapse!

Very smooth and nice two-tone paint!

The only disadvantage I can think of, is that you have to slide the tank aside to change two of the spark plugs. That's a little inconvenient, but not impossible.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th April, 2006

1st Jul 2007, 12:55

Hi! I've been thinking of the Roadstar for myself, but after reading other reviews, one question comes to mind... Do you think that if it were possible, would this bike run better if it had two carbs instead of one? From some experience with my Yamaha 920, it has been said that a V-Twin does perform better with dual carbs as compared to a single unit, because the engine won't starve for fuel on top speeds, as compared to a single carb unit.