Though it looks like a wide-angle, air-cooled V-twin, the Royal Star's engine is a water-cooled V-four.

1997 Yamaha Royal Star Palamino Edition Pictures

The cruiser-style 1997 Yamaha Royal Star Palamino Edition motorcycle features a 1300-cc V-four engine; most cruisers favor V-twins.

Large brake discs hide seven-spoke cast wheels.

Faux leather trim graces the hand grips.

Yamaha led Japanese makers into the cruiser market in the early 1980s, and the Royal Star led Yamaha's cruiser class into the 21st Century.

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