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The Star Venture TC is the most advanced transcontinental luxury tourer in Yamaha's history. Combining convenience, comfort, technology and V-twin performance, the Star Venture TC is the ultimate choice for those who choose to journey further.

Star Infotainment: Quick start directions available to help you check your current system version and how to download and install the latest infotainment software release. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE LASTEST UPDATE:

Star Infotainment: Quick-start directions are available to help you check your current system version and to download and install the latest infotainment software release. BE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE LASTEST UPDATE:

Experience: A powerful 1,854 cc V-twin and 6-speed transmission (with overdrive) deliver plenty of torque and a smooth, enjoyable ride. The elegant styling of the Star Venture TC - dynamic front fairing, LED headlights and high-quality finishes - makes it stand out amongst luxury tourers.

Yamaha 5-Year Warranty *: Get peace of mind standard with the Star Venture TC which comes with a 1-year factory warranty and 4 years of Yamaha Protection Plus. *Certain exclusions apply, see terms for details.

Comfort: To make the most of enjoyable long-distance rides, Yamaha has a feature-packed infotainment system, plenty of storage, and heated seats with lots of space and adjustability. The infotainment system features a 7-inch display complete with audio, navigation, communication, vehicle status and equipment controls.

Operation: Yamaha's Sure-Park system uses a dedicated motor to make low-speed manoeuvres less stressful. Extra features like the Smart Key system, traction control, riding modes and unified brakes result in hassle-free operation and an enhanced feeling of confidence.

Key Highlights
  • 1,854 cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48-degree V-twin with EFI
  • 6-speed transmission with overdrive 5th & 6th gears, heavy-duty hydraulic assist and slipper clutch
  • Cable-less Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T)
  • Yamaha's D-Mode variable throttle control system & traction control
  • Yamaha's Sure-Park parking support system for easier, more precise manoeuvrability when parking
  • Yamaha's electronic cruise control system
  • ABS & UBS (unified braking)
  • Yamaha's Smart Key system
  • Feature-packed 7" infotainment system including audio, navigation (GPS), communication (phone, VOX, intercom, CB radio & SMS text messaging, Bluetooth), vehicle status info & various equipment controls
  • Stylish frame-mounted full coverage fairing with electrically adjustable windshield, wind deflectors & LED headlights
  • Over 144 litres of storage capacity (fairing, saddlebags & tour trunk)
  • Heated rider and passenger seats with 10 levels of heat adjustability
  • Heated hand grips
  • 25-litre fuel tank
  • 5-year warranty coverage - One year limited factory warranty + four years Yamaha Protection Plus (YPP). Certain exclusions apply, see terms of each for details.
Engine Features
  • High-performance, 1,854 cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48-degree V-twin: engine produces massive torque and strong acceleration from very low rpm; maximum torque @ 2,500 rpm and peak power @ 4,500 rpm
  • Electric starting: auto decompressor system for fast, sure starts
  • OHV, 4-valve "pent roof" cylinder heads with 9.5:1 compression ratio: 4-valve design optimizes breathing efficiency and overall engine performance at all rpms; two spark plugs per cylinder means faster, more complete combustion for maximum power; special oil passage near exhaust valve seats improves cooling and durability
  • Twin, crankcase-mounted cams with hydraulic valve lifters and traditional push rod valve actuation: cam profiles and timing provide strong torque and acceleration across the entire rpm range; hydraulic valve lifters reduce mechanical engine noise and maintenance; design ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of cam chain case; reduces engine height for a lower centre of gravity for light, easy handling
  • Dual-chamber crankcase design: front section for the crank assembly; rear section for the transmission; dual 3-rotor high capacity oil pumps optimizes oil flow in the two main sections of the engine
  • Crankshaft damper assembly: absorbs fluctuations in drive torque, optimizing the V-twin pulse feeling; helps provide a smooth, pleasant feeling when riding at slower speeds in a higher gear
  • Single pin style crankshaft: design accentuates V-twin engine character and sound; optimized flywheel mass allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine's power
  • Engine balancer: reduces engine vibration for a smooth, comfortable ride
  • Lightweight, forged aluminum pistons with alumite coating: less reciprocating mass (lightweight design) means faster engine response and reduced mechanical vibration; alumite coating reduces friction; special ring and ring land design for excellent durability; special oil jet nozzles spray oil at underside of pistons to reduce piston and rod temperatures
  • 100 mm ceramic composite-plated cylinder bores: excellent heat dissipation for consistent power delivery; ceramic coating enhances the thin film of oil between the cylinder and piston, reducing friction and increasing power
  • Cylinder cooling fin thickness and depth is optimized: excellent heat dissipation (eliminates the need and complexity of liquid cooling); classic air-cooled V-twin engine appearance; each cooling fin is specially machined to create a styling highlight
  • Dry sump oil lubrication system: oil tank is integrated into left side of rear sub frame to reduce weight; dry sump system reduces engine height (no deep oil pan), which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling and a light, agile feel; easy access, spin-on type oil filter for faster oil changes
  • Air-cooled oil cooler: maintains stable oil temperatures for optimum lubrication and extended engine life
  • Closed-loop, single-body, Mikuni throttle body fuel injection: system uses a single throttle body with a throttle position sensor (TPS) to help optimize intake air flow; 12-hole injector maximizes fuel atomization and features a dual spray pattern for more complete combustion chamber filling; "closed-loop" system uses dual oxygen sensors to "sniff" spent exhaust gases and automatically adjust the fuel / air ratio for reduced emissions; oxygen sensors are located before the mufflers, so the use of aftermarket "slip-on" mufflers will not affect the system; fuel injection benefits include choke-free starting, steady idling during warm up, excellent throttle response, better fuel economy and reduced emissions
  • Large-capacity airbox: airbox intake duct is located inside the right-side middle fairing for a good flow of fresh, cool air; high capacity, viscous type paper air filter
  • Ride-by-wire Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) system: YCC-T electronically controls throttle valves for outstanding throttle response, controllability and a smoother torque curve; YCC-T features a DC-motor-driven throttle valve for precise control of intake air volume; Cable-free design (no throttle cables, pulleys, etc.); ECU is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1/1000 of a second
  • Yamaha D-Mode variable throttle control (2 modes available): enables the rider to adjust the performance characteristics of the engine based on riding preferences or riding conditions; S-Mode allows the rider to enjoy full engine performance and power; T-Mode slows throttle response for situations that require softer power characteristics, such as slippery or wet conditions; T-Mode is also well suited for more relaxed touring and reduces fuel consumption
  • Yamaha traction control system: utilizes front and rear wheel sensors (same sensors as ABS system); system senses when the rear wheel begins to spin and modifies the YCC-T function, ignition timing and fuel injection to reduce power and eliminate wheel spin; traction control helps maintain traction when accelerating on slippery surfaces; system is automatically engaged when the ignition is on (can be turned off if desired)
  • Electronic cruise control system: cruise control can be set between 50-160 km/h, in third gear or higher; cruise control can be cancelled by activating front or rear brakes, pulling in the clutch, completely closing the throttle grip or using the system setting buttons
  • Heavy-duty, hydraulic assist and slipper clutch: assist function reduces clutch lever pull by 20%; back torque limiter, aka "slipper clutch" reduces the effects of engine braking when downshifting or decelerating; low maintenance, self-adjusting hydraulic master cylinder provides smooth clutch lever operation
  • Smooth-shifting, 6-speed transmission: optimized ratios take advantage of the engine's massive torque for strong acceleration and less shifting; low 1st gear makes pulling away from a stop easy, while 5th and 6th gears are overdrive gears for reduced engine rpm at highway speeds; engine spins at approximately 2,750 rpm in 6th gear at 120 km/h
  • Low-maintenance, belt drive final drive: cleaner and quieter than chain drive with no messy chain splatter; more efficient than shaft drive due to minimal power losses; significantly reduces maintenance vs chain or shaft (no regular adjustments or lubrication required); belt is embedded with carbon fibre cords for incredible strength and durability
  • State-of-the-art electronic control unit (ECU): ensures precisely metered fuel delivery; optimal ignition spark control using 3D mapping for each cylinder
  • Maintenance-free transistor controlled ignition (TCI): produces a strong spark for fast starts; provides precise ignition timing / mapping for optimum engine performance at any rpm
  • High-performance, 2-into-2 exhaust system provides a crisp, powerful exhaust note: large diameter header pipes and dual mufflers provide optimum flow and help to boost torque and power; oxygen sensors are located in the header pipes ahead of the mufflers; dual 3-way honeycomb catalyzers reduce exhaust emissions; exhaust tone developed in conjunction with Yamaha Music; heat shields on header pipes protect rider and passenger from hot components
  • Air injection system: injects fresh air into exhaust ports to fully burn any unburnt or partially burnt fuel; reduces exhaust emissions
  • Special "air-cut valve" reduces backfiring when decelerating or coasting off throttle: system utilizes a dedicated electric motor that allows the bike to move forward or backward at approx. 1 km/h; unit must be in neutral; Sure-Park engagement lever is located just below left side of seat; forward/reverse buttons on left switch gear control the Sure-Park system
  • "Sure-Park" parking support system allows for easier, more precise maneuverability when parking: system utilizes a dedicated electric motor that allows the bike to move forward or backward at approx. 1 km/h; unit must be in neutral; Sure-Park engagement lever is located just below left side of seat; forward/reverse buttons on left switch gear control the Sure-Park system
  • Dual alternating current magnetos (ACM): produce up to 750 watts of power
Chassis Features
  • High-rigidity, double cradle steel frame with detachable subframe: design balances strength, rigidity and tuned flex for excellent handling and stability; 4-point rubber engine mounting system reduces vibration; detachable, aluminum rear subframe features an integrated dry sump oil tank
  • Heavy duty steel swingarm: optimized rigidity balance for excellent stability, handling and rear-wheel traction
  • Low centre of gravity and low seat height for easy manoeuvrability: engineers focused on lowering the centre of gravity to give the Venture TC a light handling feel; low 695 mm (27.4") seat height combines with the low centre of gravity to make the Venture TC surprisingly easy to lift off the sidestand and move arround
  • Key chassis geometry: 31 degree caster angle, 145 mm (5.7") of trail, 1,710 mm (67.3") wheelbase: exceptionally stable handling and great ride comfort; chip protectors help prevent stone chips in the tubes for extended fork seal life
  • Conventional 46 mm KYB front fork provides 130 mm (5.1") of wheel travel: exceptionally stable handling and great ride comfort; chip protectors help prevent stone chips in the tubes for extended fork seal life
  • Adjustable link-type, single shock rear suspension with 110 mm (4.3") of rear wheel travel: single shock suspension reduces weight and delivers outstanding ride comfort; KYB shock is horizontally positioned under the engine, lowering the centre of gravity and centralizing mass for agile handling with a light feel; A remote hydraulic spring preload adjuster is located under the quick-remove right side cover
  • Dual 298 mm front discs with 4-piston monoblock calipers, ABS and UBS: excellent braking performance with good feedback to the rider
  • 320 mm rear disc brake with twin piston slide-type caliper, ABS & UBS (unified braking): caliper is mounted on the underside of the swingarm to reduce torque action for superior suspension performance
  • Stylish frame-mounted full coverage fairing with adjustable windshield, wind deflectors and LED headlights: offers dynamic styling as well as excellent wind and weather protection; electrically adjustable windshield, vertical adjustment range is 90 mm (3.5"); horizontal range (angle of windscreen) is 12.5 mm (0.5"); manually adjustable mid and lower fairing wind deflectors allow the rider to direct more or less air into the cockpit area; The quad-light headlight bank uses two inner low-beam lights and two outer position lights. On high beam, all 4 lights illuminate; dual storage compartments in upper fairing plus mid fairing storage compartment; adjustable mirrors with integrated LED turn signals; fairing-mounted 12-volt DC outlet produces 5 amps / 60 watts of power; mid fairing air ducts provide fresh intake air for the engine and cool various electrical components
  • Front and rear brakes feature Yamaha's latest anti-lock brake (ABS) and variable unified brake (UBS) technology: ABS braking offers excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces; controlling ECU and hydraulic unit are combined into a single, compact unit for mass centralization and reduced weight; when ABS system senses impending wheel lock-up (via active-type wheel sensors) it regulates the hydraulic brake pressure to the point just before the wheel(s) lock up; UBS system "links" the front and rear brakes when brakes are applied. System automatically adjusts the amount of unified braking force; unified brakes may reduce stopping distance by accurately balancing front and rear brake pressures
  • Over 144 litres of storage capacity: left saddlebag capacity is 32.1 litres, right saddlebag capacity is 35.2 litres and tour truck capacity is 70.1 litres. All are equipped with electronic Smart Key locks; upper fairing features left and right "small item" storage compartments (0.75 litres each). Right side storage compartment is operated by the Smart Key system and houses a USB port and AUX terminal; mid fairing storage compartment (2.45 L); tour trunk features left (1.6 litres) and right (1.5 litres) small item storage compartments plus a high mount LED taillight / brake light; LED turn signals integrated into the saddlebags
  • Feature-packed 7" LCD infotainment system (800 x 480 pixels) to further enhance the convenience and enjoyment of the journey: intuitive design makes for easy operation; functions include audio, navigation (GPS), communication (phone, VOX, intercom, CB radio and SMS text messaging, Bluetooth), vehicle status info and various equipment controls (heated grips, heated seats, etc.); Infotainment system can be operated by handlebar switch gear buttons, touchscreen or voice commands (voice commands for menu screens only); three main "home" screens: audio, navigation and information; dual zone audio features: twin 14 cm front speakers (fairing mounted) and twin 13 cm rear speakers (tour trunk mounted), connected to a 26 watt amp; audio functions include 8 possible audio sources including AM/FM radio and SiriusXM satellite radio (subscription required). SVC (Speed Volume Control) automatically adjusts volume to match road speed. Rider and passenger can select separate audio sources when using the accessory headsets; navigation system (GPS) can be controlled by either the 5-way "D-pad" on the left handlebar switch gear or the touchscreen; SMS text will be relayed via text to speech when riding or on screen when the unit is stopped
  • 5-spoke, machine cut, cast aluminum mag wheels with tire pressure monitoring system: front rim is MT3.50x18 fitted with a 130/70R18 tubeless, radial tire; rear rim is MT6.00x16 fitted with a 200/55R16 tubeless, radial tire; front and rear wheel tire pressure sensors monitor tire pressures; tubeless tire design allows for emergency road side repairs (installation of a "plug")
  • Comfortable, heated rider and passenger seats with 10 levels of heat settings: narrow seat/fuel tank junction makes it easier for the rider to touch the ground; rider and passenger seats plus rider back support and passenger backrest are heated (10 levels); rider back support has 30 mm (1.2") of forward/back adjustment
  • Folding rider and passenger floorboards: roomy design with floating rubber inserts for reduced vibration; folding design uses special replaceable scrapers on lower edge of rider floorboards; passenger floorboards can be adjusted up and down, range is 25 mm (1")
  • 1" handlebars, heated grips and adjustable levers: heated grips offer 10 levels of heat with 3 customizable presets; adjustable front brake and clutch levers
  • 25-litre flangeless fuel tank with small under-seat sub tank for the electric fuel pump: total capacity is 25 litres; reserve portion of the tank is 3.6 L (low fuel light illuminates); no visible welds or seams for that clean, custom look; riding range before unit goes to reserve (low fuel light) is approx. 325 km/200 miles
  • Classic fairing-mounted instrument panel: comprehensive instrumentation includes fairing-mounted analogue speedometer and tach; digital LCD functions within speedo include: odometer, dual trip meters, gear position, average fuel economy and distance to empty; digital LCD functions within tachometer include: fuel level indicator and low fuel warning
  • Alarm System: siren-type alarm; when main switch is turned off or to the lock position, the alarm will automatically activate; alarm icon in meter assembly lets rider know if the alarm is activated or de-activated
  • Smart Key System: when unit senses the Smart Key is close by, the following functions can be performed without inserting the key: turning power on and off, opening fuel cap, unlocking or locking all luggage cases; steering lock is controlled by Smart Key System; Smart Key security feature helps prevent ride-away thefts
  • Self-canceling turn signals (15 seconds or 150 meters)
  • 4-way emergency flasher
  • LED tail light / brake light
  • Easy-grip passenger grab rails
  • 12-volt passenger DC outlet (5A / 60W)
  • Low-maintenance sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
  • Engine: Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), 48ยบ, V-twin with EFI
  • Displacement: 1,854 cc (113 cubic inch)
  • Bore and Stroke: 100 x 118 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
  • Maximum Torque: 17.4 kg-m (126 ft-lb.) @ 2,500 rpm
  • Engine Management: YCC-T, D-Mode, Traction Control, Cruise Control
  • Fuel Delivery: Mikuni throttle body FI
  • Lubrication: Dry Sump
  • Ignition / Starting: TCI / Electric
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Suspension (Front): 46 mm fork / 130 mm (5.1 in.) wheel travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Adjustable link Monocross / 110 mm (4.3 in.) wheel travel
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 298 mm discs / 4 piston calipers / ABS & UBS equipped
  • Brakes (Rear): 320 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS & UBS equipped
  • Tires (Front): 130/70R18
  • Tires (Rear): 200/55R16
Critical Data
  • Length: 2,700 mm (106.3 in.)
  • Width: 1,015 mm (40 in.)
  • Height: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.) ~ 1,500 mm (59.1 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1,710 mm (67.3 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in.)
  • Seat Height: 695 mm (27.4 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 25 L (5.5 Imp. gal.)
  • Warranty: 5 years total (1 year factory + 4 years Yamaha Protection Plus)
  • Wet Weight: 437 kg (963 lb.)
  • Colour(s): Dark Metallic Gray, Vivid Blue
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Engine Type
OHV, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), 48º, V-twin with EFI
1,854 cc (113 cubic inch)
Bore and Stroke
100 x 118 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Mikuni throttle body FI


Final Drive


Front Suspension
46 mm fork / 130 mm (5.1 in.) wheel travel
Rear Suspension
Adjustable link Monocross / 110 mm (4.3 in.) wheel travel
Front Brakes
Dual 298 mm discs / 4 piston calipers / ABS & UBS equipped
Rear Brakes
320 mm disc / single piston caliper / ABS & UBS equipped
Front Tire
Rear Tire


1,710 mm (67.3 in.)
Seat Height
695 mm (27.4 in.)
Fuel Capacity
25 L (5.5 Imp. gal.)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 437 kg (963 lb.)


Dark Metallic Gray, Vivid Blue
5 years total (1 year factory + 4 years Yamaha Protection Plus)

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