Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1700 Review

2007 Yamaha Road Star Silverado 1700 from United States of America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Sportster XL 1200R

Summary:

This bike rides nice and is very, very dependable

Faults:

First, the main drive chain went at 15,000 miles. What was explained to me is that the chain had stretched. I didn't have the extended warranty, so I had to foot the bill for the whole thing.

Second, at 20,000 miles I am now rebuilding the clutch, as I get ready for this season of riding. At the end of the riding season last year, it started to slip in the upper gears.

I do love this motorcycle. I have modified it a bit with a Hypercharger and new exhaust, but I am not happy with the two problems I just described above at so low mileage.

MAKE SURE YOU PURCHASE THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!

General Comments:

This bike rides well, handles well and is good for around town, across state or across country, with the 6th gear as an overdrive.

If you want more get up and go, change the stock air filter and exhaust.

The stock seat was very uncomfortable with my wife on the back. Changed that out as well.

Long legs? Highway pegs.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2013

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review