2018 Yamaha Star Venture launched – Rival to Honda Gold Wing

2018 Yamaha Star Venture boasts of an array of infotainment technology and comfort features.

Set to redefine the luxury touring market, Yamaha USA has officially introduced the new 2018 Yamaha Star Venture. This Transcontinental Tourer is presented in color options of Granite Grey and Raspberry Metallic and deliveries are set to commence from September.

2018 Yamaha Star Venture will compete against the likes of Honda Gold Wing and BMW K 1600 GTL in its class and will be noted for the very best in infotainment, comfort and safety features.

Priced at $24,999 (INR 16.11 lakh) and $26,999 (Transcontinental Option Package) in the US, the new Yamaha Star Venture will boast of new features among which are forward reverse Sure Park parking assist and Drive Mode settings to adjust throttle response.

It will also be seen with dual zone audio facilities, an adjustable rider backrest and heated grips. Traction control, a rigid chassis with advanced suspension system, adjustable handlebars, ride by wire and tyre pressure monitor will also be among its safety features. The new Star Venture also gets LED headlamps, tail lamp and indicators.

In terms of infotainment, a 7” full color LCD screen displays all information, voice commands via accessory headset and mice, audio sources and wireless Bluetooth communications are also on offer. GPS navigation, SiriusXM speakers, Yamaha Dual Zone audio control and an alarm security system is also part of the package.

2018 Yamaha Star Venture gets powered by an air cooled 1,854 cc V-Twin fuel injected engine offering 165 Nm peak torque and mated to a 6 speed gearbox. Have a look at the images and videos below.