This bike has been described as “R1-meets-1960s-Americana-muscle” The all new Yamaha Venture for 2018 has received a total reboot. Replacing the V-Max-derived, liquid-cooled V-4 with faux cooling fins and shaft drive is a Raider-derived, air-cooled, 1900cc V-twin with real cooling fins and belt drive. The all new Venture also has two throttle response modes, traction control, a 6-speed transmission, an assist-and-slipper clutch and linked ABS brakes. Standard equipment includes adjustable rider/passenger ergonomics, adjustable levers, heated grips, seats and backrests, Sure-Park electric forward/reverse, an infotainment system (with a 7-inch color touchscreen, voice recognition, intercom, Bluetooth, Pandora and more), keyless ignition, central luggage locks, an electric windscreen, tire pressure monitoring, LED lighting, a 12V socket and two USB ports. The bike that we have here has the Transcontinental (TC) accessory package, which adds LED fog lights, a security alarm, rear speakers, dual-zone audio, passenger storage compartments and GPS navigation, CB radio and SiriusXM satellite radio to the infotainment system. Seat height is just 27.3", and the riding position is very relaxed, with an easy reach to a wide, pullback handlebar, while the large floorboards allow you to move your legs around for comfort. The windshield is electrically adjustable can be raised 3.5", I have shown it in the photos both in the low, and the high position. The rider’s seat bolster is adjustable fore and aft over a 1.18" range, and the passenger floorboards are height adjustable. There are convenient storage compartments in the fairing; the right one contains a USB connector for electronic device connectivity, and it locks electrically using the key fob. Oh yes, the bike has a key fob for keyless staring, and it operates the saddlebag and top-case locks remotely. The Yamaha Star Venture TC is the new (big) kid on the block in the luxury-touring category, and it is loaded with features; it is smooth and torquey, and it is manageable to ride!! Ready to tour, The Star Venture is!!! This one is priced WAY below book!! Fully serviced, and ready to tour!!