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Author Topic: The New 2018 Venture  (Read 2067 times)

YBRmuggsLP21

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The New 2018 Venture
« on: June 05, 2017, 07:30:14 PM »
Anyone watch the live stream? A bunch of goobers running the show, but a pretty slick bike.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/models/2018/star-venture




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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2017, 07:33:35 PM »
Me likey big time!

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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2017, 07:53:41 PM »
I think I like it. D

Antilock brakes (a plus in my book).

Luggage capacity good (same as mine with Corbin)

No buffeting cocoon (I'll believe it when I see it)

Heated seats (plus for the wife).

Sixth gear (hope they have the ratio right for 75mph)

Bigger tank

Air cooled v-twin, Strat-like but quite a bit more torque. Not sure we need it (can't believe I said that).
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 01:50:37 AM »
6th gear, two pipes, bigger tank, big trunk - nice
but no retro look anymore
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 08:46:33 AM »
Rode up to ROT this weekend, was thinking about RPMs. When the say the new Venture runs 75mph at a relaxed 2750rpms, I think they missed the mark unfortunately. I know the Strat motor can cruise all day at higher, but relaxed RPMs to me feel more like 2400 to 2500. Wish they had it at 75mph at 2400rpms, that way 85mph would still be okay. I10 west of Kerrville TX is 85mph for 500 miles.
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1982 Yamaha 400? street bike (sold)
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 02:08:35 PM »
I'm surprised.   This is the touring bike that everybody on here has been talking about with the 113 engine, 6 speed trans, big gas tank, cruise control, etc. but it's getting a lot more attention on the Victory forums than around here.
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 02:29:18 PM »
Did I read correctly that the bike is shaft driven? Hope not.

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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 03:34:04 PM »
definitely belt drive
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 12:42:26 PM »
I'm surprised.   This is the touring bike that everybody on here has been talking about with the 113 engine, 6 speed trans, big gas tank, cruise control, etc. but it's getting a lot more attention on the Victory forums than around here.

From my vantage point, the Venture has everything we were looking for, and then some (including the price).  If Yamaha would come out with a stripped down version, somewhere between our Strats and the Venture (don't forget optional accessories), something we could ride daily, close to home, then, that would stir up the base group more.  I believe that is what many were hoping for, a supped up Strat.

I look at the Venture and see me riding it only for long trips (when I retire, I will definitely consider it).  I can do long trips on my Strat, obviously not as comfortably as on the Venture.  Taking the Venture out just for a joy ride, or a run to the store, does not seem feasible. 

My two cents worth.
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 11:19:19 AM »
I'm surprised.   This is the touring bike that everybody on here has been talking about with the 113 engine, 6 speed trans, big gas tank, cruise control, etc. but it's getting a lot more attention on the Victory forums than around here.

From my vantage point, the Venture has everything we were looking for, and then some (including the price).  If Yamaha would come out with a stripped down version, somewhere between our Strats and the Venture (don't forget optional accessories), something we could ride daily, close to home, then, that would stir up the base group more.  I believe that is what many were hoping for, a supped up Strat.

I look at the Venture and see me riding it only for long trips (when I retire, I will definitely consider it).  I can do long trips on my Strat, obviously not as comfortably as on the Venture.  Taking the Venture out just for a joy ride, or a run to the store, does not seem feasible. 

My two cents worth.

i agree here 110 % - its more like a yamaha goldwing.  great for long trips to be sure ... but not so much for around town.
i think it should have more quick release stuff like on the liner. so you could strip it down for short trips or load it up for touring.
i feel like with this you would almost need a 2nd bike. not much of a daily driver...
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 12:44:26 PM »
I'm surprised.   This is the touring bike that everybody on here has been talking about with the 113 engine, 6 speed trans, big gas tank, cruise control, etc. but it's getting a lot more attention on the Victory forums than around here.


I totally agree, funny how last few years a lot of talk from our forums centered around when is the mother ship gonna produce another cruiser, hope they keep the 113, hope is has a six speed, man they better put a decent windscreen and electronics and cruise control or I'm gonna be forced to walk away and go to indian or HD or honda route. Yamahas response,  check check check check check check !!!!!!!!!. And now we're complaining about it might be too heavy ;)
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2017, 03:17:20 PM »
Wow! these comments all surprise me, I have an 06 Roadliner with arkady fairing, corbin bag, JPD lowers and a HD tourpack and i'll take it to the East coast and back or across town to the grocery store without removing anything! This new bike has everything we have always wanted and now you want to take it all off?  :banghead:

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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2017, 03:52:01 PM »
i feel like the extra bulk on the venture makes it ugly ...
looks  like  its trying to be a yamawing.
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 05:26:51 PM »
I look at the Venture and see me riding it only for long trips
Ask me a couple of years ago and I'd have said the same thing.  But right now I'm using my Cross Country as my daily ride to work and the Roadliner is just for joy rides on the weekends. 
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Re: The New 2018 Venture
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 07:31:46 PM »
I agree with their being a bit too much bulk cosmetically, but the creature comforts associated with the bulk outweighs my cosmetic desires.