2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Reviews

2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Previous motorcycleYamaha Road Star Silverado

Faults:

22000 miles, drive pulley and middle shaft both stripped. The pulley only fit less than halfway onto the shaft. I had to replace the middle shaft and pulley. YAMAHA installed a 2005 middle shaft in my bike. YAMAHA SAYS THEY NEVER HAD THAT PROBLEM - NOT TRUE.

Also the engine makes a knocking noise; it drives me crazy.

YAMAHA CO. SUCKS.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th June, 2012

8th Jul 2012, 17:31

I ride in a club where quite a few members ride the bike you have, and would have to agree with Yamaha. These riders have never had a drive train problem, and 2 of the riders are topping 100,000kms. I would say you had a faulty part to start with, or it was incorrectly installed.

2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado from United States of America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance15500 miles
Previous motorcycleKTM 450 SX

Summary:

A great cruising tourer for the budget minded

Faults:

Replaced the rear tire at 13,000 miles, installed a Metzler 880, great traction. The stock seat would give you monkey butt at 200 miles, got the Ultimate seat and have gone over 550 miles a day, no problem.

General Comments:

A great cruiser at 1700cc for around town or as a long haul traveler with tremendous torque for the hills. The ride is plush and seating is perfect for my size at 5'9", although the stock seat gets ugly at 200 miles, you'll replace it with many aftermarket seats like Mustang or Ultimate with backrests.

The bars are swept back to a nice seating position, very comfortable for long distance rides. I actually rotated them down a little to bring them back to a more comfortable seating position.

The stock Silverado bags are small in volume, so you'll need to purchase larger aftermarket bags to store more supplies and/or add a trunk for extra storage.

I've added a new fairing with GPS/radio/iPod, Isogrips by Kuryakyn and they're awesome, engine guard with highway pegs, floorboard covers and Ultimate seat with rider backrest.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2009

2006 Yamaha Road Star Silverado from Canada

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star 1100

Summary:

One seriously great ride; goes like hell, and looks great doing it

Faults:

Stumbles at start off until fully warmed up. Should go away once I re-jet and get the new pipes on her.

General Comments:

Handles really nice, like a much smaller ride.

The extra weight is not noticable at all, except that it rides much smoother. Don't even notice the power loss when riding two up. The 102 inch mill really gets a move on.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2008

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews