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Yamaha Venture Specs, Manuals, & Info


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If you’ve got a Venture, or XVZ12, that you’re working on, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re doing a full rebuild or restoration motorcycle project or you just need to complete some routine maintenance, we’ve got all the information and links to what you need to do the job right.

On this page you’ll find:

  • Links to the motorcycle service manual for your Venture.
  • Where you can find used Ventures for sale to start a new motorcycle project or get a parts bike.
  • Specs, details, and information about the history of the Venture. may earn an affiliate commission when you make a purchase through the links on this page.

Venture Specs & Details

The Venture, or Venture Royale, was a touring motorcycle produced by Yamaha from 1983 to 1993.

It was the first production liquid cooled, 4-stroke, V4 and included tons of standard touring-specific features like adjustable air suspension, luggage, and radio.

Specs for the Yamaha Venture (XVZ12) include:

  • Top Speed: 119 mph
  • Engine Displacement: 1197cc
  • Cylinders/Engine Type: V4
  • Transmission: 5 speed
  • Wet Weight: 716 lbs

Find a Venture for Sale Near You

If you’re looking for a Venture of your own or need a donor parts bike for your current motorcycle project, you can use the used bike search tool to find what you’re looking for.

Click your state below to find used Ventures near you.

These motorcycle search engines search Craigslist listing for the entire state so you don’t have to individually search each specific region.

Once you’ve got the bike up and running, be sure to check back to our motorcycle registration and title guides if you need help getting plates (Especially if you’ve bought the Venture without a title).

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