2012 Star MotorcycleClassic bagger styling is found everywhere on the 2012 Star Road Star Silverado S: color-matched locking hard sidebags, touring rider seat and passenger seat with back rest, medium-sized windshield, chrome accents and floating floorboards for both pilot and passenger, and a heel/toe shifter.
And with a 4.5-gallon gas tank and estimated 36 mpg from the 102 ci V-Twin with fuel injection, the rider of the Silverado S can enjoy these amenities for miles upon miles.The Road Star Silverado S provides maximum comfort, power and styling, all with an MSRP of under $16,000.Following are the highlights, specs, color option and MSRP for the 2012 Star Road Star Silverado S.2012 Star Road Star Silverado S Highlights:Engine:
102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled, pushrod OHV 48-degree V-twin pumps out huge amounts of torque barely off idle for brisk acceleration and fantastic overall cruising performance.
Computer-controlled fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters to calculate perfect mixture under nearly all conditions.
Hydraulic valve lifters driven by twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and less maintenance. Ceramic composite cylinder bore plating ensures greater durability and optimal heat dissipation.
Smooth-shifting five-speed transmission delivers outstanding cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds.
Dry sump lubrication system uses a handy spin-on filter and helps centralize mass by helping keep overall engine height to a minimum.
Electric starting system features solenoid-activated auto decompressor for easy, dependable starting.
Two-into-two exhaust system features beefy, staggered shotgun dual pipes putting out a soulful V-twin exhaust tune.
Solid-mounted engine housed in specially designed rigid-look, double-cradle frame features a stylish 32-degree rake.
Extra-long 66.5-inch wheelbase creates long and low retro profile, added rider comfort and well-balanced handling.
Telescopic 43mm front forks with stainless-steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps.
Out-of-sight link-type, preload-adjustable rear shock provides 4.3 inches of wheel travel for great handling and a plush ride.
The Silverado S comes equipped with 16-inch cast wheels. Tubeless tires are used for a classic, yet sporty look while providing confidence-inspired handling and excellent grip.
Dual 298mm front disc brakes feature four-piston calipers with aluminum pistons and sintered brake pads for strong, linear stopping power, backed up by a 320mm single rear disc.
Lightweight and high-strength final drive belt provides long life and quiet operation.
Industry-leading Star family fit and finish feature rich, lustrous paint and extensive chrome accents that create a machine as stunning as it is powerful.
Ultra-thin, tank-mounted speedometer features a stylish design and provides easy reading of odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge as well as low fuel, high beam, turn signal, neutral and engine diagnostic indicator lights.
LED taillight and clear turn signal lenses with amber bulbs for a custom look, great visibility and reduced current draw.
Full-size floating-type rider and passenger floorboards are roomy and comfortable.
A two-piece heel/toe shifter, and braided stainless clutch and throttle cables add even more comfort and style.
4.8-gallon fuel tank with low-fuel warning light means exceptional cruising range.
Seat and fork locks both integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience.
Handy underseat helmet holder.
Powerful 12V 60/55-watt halogen headlight maximizes nighttime visibility and comes with beautiful chrome finish.
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