I just bought our 2002 Yamaha Roadstar Silverado 1600. I rode her home last night and man am I impressed!
I owned a 1998 Yamaha Virago 1100 just before this bike and it always felt like it needed a 6th gear at highway speed. So I decided I needed a bigger bike.
I rode her home last night and not only is the seat height the same 28" as the Virago but the floorboards are so comfortable. I looked down, feeling like I was moving too slowly only to realize I was doing 70! No need for anymore gears!
I've ridden for 12 years, have owned a Honda and now two Yamahas and hit a deer doing 60 mph. on the Virago. One dead deer and $4,000.00 later and the Virago was good as new.
The Silverado makes me feel safer as well, due to the extra weight, the heavier steel tubing and the longer stance. All around I wish I had owned it all along!
I don't feel you can get a better ride for the money. Mine came with a Mustang custom seat and Vance & Hines straight drags (which my Virago had as well) and I need to say, the pipes sound awesome without being obnoxious!
So, if you're considering it, DONT WAIT! GET ONE NOW!!!
Upgrades/Accessories: Mustang custom rider/passenger seat and sissy bar. Vance & Hines straight drag pipes (re-jetted), leather shifter tassels and highway pegs.
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