Star cruiser bikes return for Yamaha

Star cruiser bikes return for YamahaYamaha has announced the lineup for its Star cruiser bike line in the 2011 model year, which features the all-new Stryker V Twin.

Fans of the line will be pleased to know that the Raider, VMax, Road Star S, Royal Star Venture S and Statoliner Deluxe will all be offered with new colors, according to Ultimate Motorcycling.

2011 Yamaha Stryker Specs
Type: 80-cubic-inch (1304cc) liquid-cooled V-twin; SOHC, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery: Fuel injection
Ignition: TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission: 5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive: Belt
Frame: Steel double cradle
Suspension / Front: Telescopic fork; 5.3-in travel
Suspension / Rear: Single shock; 3.9-in travel
Brakes / Front: Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Brakes / Rear: Hydraulic disc, 310mm
Tires / Front: 120/70-21M/C
Tires / Rear: 210/40R18M/C
Wheels: 5-spoke cast aluminum
Length: 99.6 in
Width: 33.9 in
Height: 44.5 in
Seat Height: 26.4 in
Wheelbase: 68.9 in
Fuel Capacity: 4.0 gal
Fuel Economy*: 40.9 mpg
Wet Weight**: 646 lb
Warranty: 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)

In addition, the V Star lineup returns as well, with the 1300 getting a makeover for the model year. The news source reports that the 1300 has a new handlebar, seat and eye-catching black frame outlined with more chrome than last year’s offering. The 1300 is joined by a Tourer edition, 950, 950 Tourer, and entries at the 650 and 250 slots.

But the big reveal was the Stryker, a 1304cc V Twin designed to act as a counterpart to the popular Raider. The Stryker keeps the Raider’s chopper-inspired look while toning down the motor a bit for enhanced maneuverability. The new model comes in black, blue or red and Yamaha has announced over 60 motorcycle accessories available from Star, including custom wheels, windshields, additional lighting and chrome.

* Fuel economy estimates are based on US EPA exhaust emission certification data obtained by Yamaha. Your actual mileage will vary depending on road conditions, how you ride and maintain your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator/passenger weight.

** Wet weight includes the vehicle with all standard equipment and all fluids, including oil, coolant (as applicable) and a full tank of fuel. It does not include the weight of options or accessories. Wet weight is useful in making real-world comparisons with other models.

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