Written on: 01/01/2009 by jchunn (1 review written)
This is a very comfortable, ultra-powerful bike that looks good and rides well. Eight years with this bike, and I still get that "feeling" when I get on it. It turns heads whereever I go, and the "nice bike" comments keep coming.
Chirp from engine because of gear design. Wobbles BADLY at high speeds (probably due to the windshield design), but smooth up to that point.
The "retro" look of the Yamaha Venture makes it stand out even in a row of nice cruisers. There are few touring bikes that can pull of this "cruiser" look while still having all the perks of a touring bike. While the chirp from the engine bothers some people, you get used to it, and the factory radio covers it nicely. The radio volume automatically adjusts based on the speed you are traveling, so as engine and wind noise increases, so does the radio volume. Too many excellent features to list... bottom line, this bike is the best bang for the buck for an all around tourer that looks good sitting alongside cruisers once you get where you're going.