2018 Yamaha Star Eluder

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Star Eluder


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For the touring enthusiast who appreciates form as much as function, Yamaha introduces the Star Eluder. A stripped-down bagger version of the just-released Star Venture TC luxury tourer, the Star Eluder takes Yamaha's new flagship touring platform and gives it a dose of attitude.

Performance: The Star Eluder's 1,854 cc air-cooled, 48-degree V-twin produces a peak 126 ft-lbs. of torque, offering the right motivation for any situation. Yamaha Chip-Control Throttle, D-Modes, traction control and cruise control translate engine performance into an optimal riding experience.

Comfort: Transcontinental touring is at the heart of the Star Eluder, as evidenced by features like a 25-litre fuel tank, cruise control, 67 litres of saddlebag storage and a comfortable, heated one-piece rider/passenger seat. A 7-inch infotainment system with voice control comes standard, with optional GPS navigation and SiriusXM satellite radio.

Style: The Star Eluder's touring capabilities are tastefully contrasted by its sleek bagger styling, achieved by removing the top case from the Star Venture TC and swapping in a shorty windscreen. The result is a motorcycle that blends the lines between luxury touring and cruiser cool.

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

Key Highlights
  • 1854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 -valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin with EFI
  • 6-speed transmission with over drive 5th & 6th gears & heavy duty hydraulic assist & slipper clutch
  • Cable-less Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T)
  • Yamaha's D-Mode variable throttle control system & traction control
  • Yamaha's electronic cruise control system
  • ABS & UBS equipped brakes
  • Yamaha's Smart Key system
  • 7" infotainment system (additional expense for selected Infotainment features)
  • Stylish frame-mounted fairing with LED headlights & shorty "bagger style" windshield
  • Over 70 litres of storage capacity
  • Super comfortable, heated, 1 piece rider & passenger seat (10 levels of heat settings available)
  • 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, 1,854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 -valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin. engine produces massive torque & strong acceleration from very low rpms; max torque @ 2,500 rpm & max 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 & 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 & durability
  • Twin, crankcase-mounted, cams with hydraulic valve lifters & traditional push rod valve actuation. cam profiles & timing provide strong torque & acceleration across the entire rpm range; hydraulic valve lifters reduce mechanical engine noise & 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
  • Single pin style crankshaft. design accentuates V-twin engine character & sound; optimized flywheel mass allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine's power
  • 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
  • Engine balancer. reduces engine vibration for a smooth, comfortable ride
  • Lightweight, forged aluminum pistons with alumite coating. less reciprocating mass (light weight design) means faster engine response & reduced mechanical vibration; alumite coating reduces friction; special ring & ring land design for excellent durability; special oil jet nozzles spray oil at underside of pistons to reduce piston & 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 & piston, reducing friction & increasing power
  • Cylinder cooling fin thickness & depth is optimized. excellent heat dissipation (eliminates the need & complexity of liquid cooling); classic air-cooled V-twin engine styling; 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 & 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 & extended engine life
  • "Closed loop," single body, 55 mm 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 & features a dual spray pattern for more complete combustion chamber filling; "closed loop system" uses dual oxygen sensors to "sniff" spent exhaust gases & 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 & fuel economy & reduced emissions
  • Large capacity air box. air box 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
  • Cable-less Yamaha Chip Control Throttle (YCC-T) system; YCC-T electronically controls the throttle valve for outstanding throttle response, controllability & a smoother torque curve; YCC-T features D.C. motor driven throttle valve for precise control of intake air volume; this generation YCC-T system is a cable-less design (no throttle cables, pulleys etc.); ECU that controls YCC-T is capable of responding to changes at a speed of 1000th 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 & 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 & reduces fuel consumption
  • Traction control system. utilizes front & rear wheel sensors (same sensors as ABS system); system senses when the rear wheel begins to spin & modifies the YCC-T function, ignition timing & fuel injection to reduce power & 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. "settable range" is from 50 to 160 km/hr. & transmission must be in 3rd 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 (left hand handlebar switch gear)
  • Smooth-shifting, 6-speed transmission. optimized ratios take advantage of the engine's massive torque for strong acceleration & less shifting; low 1st gear makes pulling away from a stop easy, while 5th & 6th gears are overdrive gears for reduced engine rpms at highway speeds; engine spins at approximately 2,750 rpm in 6th gear at 120 km/hr.
  • Heavy duty, hydraulic "assist & slipper" clutch. assist function reduces clutch lever pull by 20%; back torque limiter a.k.a "slipper clutch" reduces the effects of engine braking when downshifting or decelerating; low maintenance, self-adjusting hydraulic master cylinder provides smooth clutch lever operation
  • Low maintenance, belt drive final drive. cleaner & 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 fiber cords for incredible strength & 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 all rpms
  • High-performance, 2-into-2 exhaust system provides a crisp, powerful exhaust note. large diameter header pipes & dual mufflers provide optimum flow & help to boost torque & power; oxygen sensors are located in the header pipes ahead of the mufflers; dual 3-way honeycomb catalyzers reduce exhaust emissions; distinct & different exhaust notes at low & high rpms (exhaust note changes as rpms increase); heat shields on header pipes protect rider & 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.
  • Dual alternating current magnetos (ACM). produce up to 750 watts of power
Chassis Features
  • High-rigidity, double cradle, frame with detachable sub frame. design balances strength, rigidity & tuned flex for excellent handling & stability; 4-point rubber engine mounting system reduces vibration; detachable, aluminum rear sub frame features an integrated dry sump oil tank
  • Heavy duty steel swing arm. optimized rigidity balance for excellent stability, handling & rear wheel traction
  • Low centre of gravity & low seat height for easy maneuverability. engineers have focused on lowering the centre of gravity to give the unit a light handling feel; low seat height 700 mm (27.6") combines with the low centre of gravity to make the Star Eluder surprisingly easy to pick the unit up off the side stand & to move
  • Key chassis geometry: 31 degree caster angle, 145 mm (5.7") of trail, 1710 mm (67.3") wheelbase.
  • Conventional 46 mm KYB front fork provides 130mm (5.1") of wheel travel. exceptionally stable handling & 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 not only reduces weight, but delivers outstanding ride comfort; KYB shock is horizontally positioned under the engine lowering the centre of gravity & centralizing mass for agile handling with a light feel; remote hydraulic spring preload adjuster (located under the quick remove right side cover)
  • Front & rear brakes feature Yamaha's latest anti-lock brake (ABS) & variable unified brake (UBS) technology. ABS braking offers excellent control under hard braking or braking on wet or slippery surfaces; controlling ECU & hydraulic unit are combined into a single compact unit allowing for mass centralization & 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 "unifies or links" the front & rear brakes when brakes are applied. System automatically adjusts the amount of unified braking force. front brake application will engage the UBS & apply varying degrees of rear brake force depending on how hard the brake has been applied; rear brake application will engage the UBS & apply varying degrees of front brake force depending on how hard the brake has been applied; unified brakes may reduce stopping distance by accurately balancing front & rear brake pressures
  • Dual 298 mm front discs squeezed by 4-piston monoblock calipers, ABS & UBS equipped. excellent braking performance with good feedback to the rider
  • 320 mm rear disc brake with twin piston slide-type caliper, ABS & UBS equipped. caliper is mounted on the underside of the swingarm to reduce torque action for superior suspension performance
  • Stylish frame-mounted full coverage fairing with LED headlights & shorty windshield. offers dynamic styling as well as good storage and wind & weather protection; Quad LED main headlights. On low beam, the inner 2 LEDs act as headlights while the outer 2- LEDs function as position lights; on high beam all 4 - LEDS function as headlights; 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 & cools various electrical components
  • Over 70 litres of storage capacity. left saddlebag capacity is 32.1 litres, right saddlebag capacity is 35.2 litres & all are equipped with electronic Smart Key locks. upper fairing features left & right "small item" storage compartments (0.75 litres each). Right side storage compartment is operated by the Smart Key system & houses a USB port & AUX terminal. mid fairing storage compartment (2.45 L); LED turn signals integrated into the saddlebags
  • 7" LCD infotainment system to further enhance the fun & enjoyment of the journey. Please note: selected functions / items may require additional equipment & subscriptions. intuitive design makes for easy operation; functions include (please note some functions may require additional equipment & subscriptions); audio, navigation (GPS), communication (phone, VOX, intercom & SMS text messaging, Bluetooth), vehicle status info & various equipment controls (heated seats, etc.); three main "home" screens; audio, navigation & "information" including vehicle info & adjustments; fairing mounted twin 14 cm front speakers & 26 watt amp; audio functions include 8 possible audio sources including AM/FM radio & Sirius XM satellite raio (subscription required); SVC (Speed Volume Control) automatically adjusts volume to match road speed
  • 5-spoke, machine cut, cast aluminum mag wheels. 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; tubeless tire design allows for emergency road side repairs (installation of a "plug")
  • Super comfortable, heated, 1 piece rider & passenger seat. narrow seat - fuel tank junction makes it easier for the rider to touch the ground; 1 piece, heated rider & passenger seats offer 10 levels of heat settings
  • Folding rider & passenger floorboards. roomy design with floating rubber inserts for reduced vibration; folding design with special replaceable scrapers on lower edge of rider floorboards; passenger floorboards can be adjusted up & down, range is 25 mm (1")
  • 1" handlebars & adjustable levers. adjustable front brake & clutch levers
  • 25 litre flangeless fuel tank. total capacity is 25 litres; reserve portion of the tank is 3.6L (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 kms or 200 miles
  • Classic fairing mounted instrument panel. comprehensive instrumentation includes fairing mounted analogue speedo & tach; digital LCD functions within speedo include: odometer, dual trip meters, gear position, average fuel economy & distance to empty; digital LCD functions within tachometer include: fuel level indicator & low fuel warning
  • 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 & off, opening fuel cap, unlocking or locking the saddlebags; 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
  • Low maintenance sealed battery (battery should be charged during winter storage)
  • Engine: Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), 48º, V-twin with EFI
  • Displacement: 1,854 cc (113 cu.in.)
  • 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: 45 mm 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: 2,490 mm (98 in.)
  • Width: 975 mm (38.4 in.)
  • Height: 1,275 mm (50.2 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1,710 mm (67.3 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in.)
  • Seat Height: 700 mm (27.6 in.)
  • Fuel Capacity: 25 L (5.5 Imp. gal.)
  • Warranty: 5 years total (1 year factory + 4 years Yamaha Protection Plus)
  • Wet Weight: 397 kg (875 lb.)
  • Colour(s): Metallic Black
Every attempt has been made to showcase Canadian versions of our products, but all images, information and specifications may not be exact and are subject to change without notice. Some models may be shown with optional accessories. Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road condition, how you ride, maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.



Engine Type
OHV, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), 48º, V-twin with EFI
1,854 cc (113 cu.in.)
Bore and Stroke
100 x 118 mm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
45 mm 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
700 mm (27.6 in.)
Fuel Capacity
25 L (5.5 Imp. gal.)
Dry Weight
Curb Weight: 397 kg (875 lb.)


Metallic Black
5 years total (1 year factory + 4 years Yamaha Protection Plus)


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