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Trust this statement: whether you’re new to the high-revving world of big cruisers, or you’re a bonafide veteran in riding them, it’s hard not to get caught up by what the Yamaha XVS950A Midnight Star brings to the table.

The XVS950A Midnight Star is a twisted piece of two-wheeled bad-assery that comes with a low, comfortable riding position and a powerful 942 cc V-twin engine that bellows out a pure and throaty roar. The look and the unbridled power of the XVS950 Midnight Star exemplify the kind of bike this monster is.

With a list of impressive features and a powerful engine, there’s no surprise that a lot of people consider the XVS950A Midnight Star a bike that will not only bring you to the greatest riding experience imaginable, but does so while making you look alot cooler than the other side of the bellow.

Find out all the details about the Yamaha XV950A Midnight Star after the jump.

The Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star has been described as a laid-back cruiser, but make no mistake about it, there’s nothing ’laid back’ about its performance.

That’s because the XVS1300A Midnight Star is powered by a 1,304cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 40valves, V-type 2-cylinder OHC engine, one that’s capable of unleashing a world of power and performance that riders ultimately crave. At the heart of this bike, you’ll find the engine features forged pistons, 4-valve heads and shortstroke con-rods, so that every time you hit the throttle you feel a knockout, low-down punch, that turns into great power.

The bike’s engine make-up has also been added with twin balancers that tune out the unwanted vibrations. It also has an intelligent Unified Braking System that provides an independent or combined wheel braking for total control.

As far as its design characteristics are concerned, the XVS1300A Midnight Star takes the classic 1930s-inspired styling, with a tight body and low silhouette that’s old-school and adds a radical new twist.

Combine the engine, the chromed-up style, the throbbing torque, and the very best of 21st century bike technology, and you have a bike that you can proudly say is far more aggressive than it’s laid back looks suggest.

Find out more about the Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star after the jump.

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In the latest years Start Motorcycles - which is in fact a Yamaha sub-brand - managed to become the most recommended brand after Harley Davidson which is today’s segment leader.

One of the models that helped Star build its strong reputation among the American bikers was the custom-style Raider.

Using the favorable wind produced by the Raider’s ascension, Star grabbed the opportunity to introduce a new model which also happens to fill a pretty big gap in its mid-size cruiser lineup.

For the newborn Stryker, Star Motorcycle forged an all-new cradle-type steel frame. The new frame houses a 1304-cc v-twin engine which is liquid-cooled via a tasty radiator mounted between the frame’s front downtubes. It’s the same powerplant used by the V-Star 1300 but it received a few tweaks which give it a higher lifter ratios for extra punch. The result is a more responsive unit which delivers a stronger midrange power, being perfectly suited for Stryker’s needs.

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The 950 keeps the good old principles of a great tourer. It continues to be fitted with a strong air-cooled, wet-sump, 60-degree V-twin which sports a capacity of 942 cc. This beauty is mated on a five speed gearbox linked to a cable actuated clutch.

Put on your helmet, jump on the saddle and fire up the engine. You’re welcomed by a moderate roar, not too loud, but not too weak either. Then you’re ready to hit the road and leave any worry behind as the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 Tourer is the perfect partner for any type of journeys.

Apart from its practical nature, the bike looks good too, and you can see from a mile away that the company’s designers worked hard to mix its classy style with some key modern touches.

The base price is rated at $9.690 which is pretty competitive, helping the bike gain some nice bonus points.

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You won’t find many mean looking street bikes in the 250 cc segment. Most of them are unintimidating and small and due to this fact many beginners aren’t eager of buying one and find it hard to follow the friendly advices of more experienced bikers. However there are a few interesting options that worth to be taken into consideration.

At the front of the pack sits the sporty Kawasaki Ninja 250R, followed by the Honda Rebel and the Suzuki brothers – TU250X and GZ250. The Star Motorcycle is also worthy of being mentioned among them, as is the only V-twin 250 bike found in this class. It is significantly tinier than its bigger siblings, but its compact dimensions, easy handling and the low weight make it a good choice for those who are still learning the secrets of riding a bike.

While most of the small bikes aren’t capable of offering any terrible thrills, the Star Motorcycle V Star 250 was always seen as a decent cruiser that manages to deliver a reasonable riding experience and does a great job as an entry level model.

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Key Features This fully loaded luxury touring machine comes with everything serious riders need, including a four-speaker sound system with a Star-branded iPod touch®, a CB radio, intercom system, and AM/FM radio combined with a powerful and smooth V-four engine and front end chrome accents.There’s plenty of lockable storage in the form of a 15-gallon trunk and a pair of color-matched 9.3-gallon sidebags; that’s 33.6 gallons total.Ergonomically designed bucket-type seats with plush, (...)

Vintage bikes are unrefined, simple, and rough around the edges, making them the perfect bases for custom bike building. Thunderbike has been busy working on a custom vintage bike itself, as it rebuilt, restored, and customized a 1951 Harley-Davidson EL Pan Head.

Thunderbike began by completely stripping the frame and body, and draping it in a matte black undercoat. Over this base coat are highlights of orange and white, also in a matte finish. The paint and striping was completed by Kruse Design. This gives the bike a modern look while retaining its vintage feel. The vintage, single-rider, custom seat was built by Maas Sitz Leder.

On the front and rear, this custom Harley EL features TB Vegas wheels wrapped in Firestone rubber. Next to each rim, you get a K-tech brake disc to help bring this vintage bike to a halt much faster than its factory drum brakes could.

Mounted to the frame is a 74-cubic-inch, twin cylinder Pan Head motor. This motor has been fully gutted and rebuilt to the original factory specifications and all of the brightwork has been recoated in nickel. This twin-cylinder powerplant features an S&S Super E fuel system, S&S manifold, TB Classic air filter, and a TB flying pan Spezial exhaust system that is coated in matte black.

Driving the power to the rear wheel is a belt-to-chain-drive system, mixing a little bit of the old and new. Thunderbike has yet to release a price on this custom bike, but we’re pretty confident that it’ll range somewhere between expensive and completely outrageous. What we do know is that this bike looks completely awesome and is currently available in Germany.

All three words in the name of this bike exemplify the kind of machine this is. The Indian Chief Classic is as iconic a line to ever come out of the Indian Motorcycle brand.

Its design is simple in order to take advantage of its no-frills characteristics. Air-brushed pinstripes, a tear drop head lamp, a glass front fender light, a black and polished engine with chrome covers, a solo seat available in black leather, chrome-spoked wheels, traditional black wall tires, and the signature Indian script complete the custom quality paint on each and every Indian Motorcycle, including the Chief Classic.

The classic looks are a sight to behold and although the design is relatively light on details, the Indian Chief Classic more than makes up for in its performance. Thanks to a modern 105 cc Power Plus engine that comes with a full chrome package and a 2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust system, the Chef Classic is the kind of classic cruiser that holds more purpose and function than people think.

Find out more about the Indian Chief Classic after the jump.

Together with the Indian Chief Classic and the Chief Vintage, the Chief Dark Horse is one of three Indian Motorcycle models that will be offered for 2012.

Of the three, you could make a case that the sexiest of the lot is the Chief Dark Horse, which comes with a matte black finish, a classic painted Indian headdress logo on the tank, a two-into-one stainless steel exhaust, a color-matched, die-cast console, a matte black teardrop headlight, smoke black (matte) rims, and a tank-mounted speedometer with controls.

As far as performance goes, the Chief Dark Horse carries the same engine as its brethren: a Powerplus 105 cubic-inch air-cooled V-twin engine with closed loop sequential port fuel injection, six-speed transmission, and belt final drive. In addition, all of those also have Brembo triple-disc brakes, 5.5-gallon fuel tanks, dual 12V accessory outlets, and claimed dry weights around 750 pounds.

The Chief Dark Horse retails for $27,999 and comes with a two-year warranty. Needless to say, it’s the kind of bike that owners will have no regrets buying.

Find out more about the Indian Chief Dark Horse after the jump.

The 2012 Indian Chief Vintage carries the same elements of the 1840 Chief, the bike it is based on. From the the two-tone paint schemes based on the 1948 Chief, to the chrome Indian tank badge, and the fender light that will bring you back to the era where the Indian Chief ruled the highway, the new Chief Vintage is the perfect antidote to your nostalgia.

The design of the bike is straight out of a time machine. Great tan leather with fringe wraps the solo seat and saddlebags to create a distinctive nostalgic look in the Chief Vintage. It’s then complemented by b60-spoke chrome wheels with classic whitewall tires, resulting in a more complete vintage appearance. Suffice to say, the Indian Chief Vintage is a minimalist’s retro bagger.

Other styling touches done on the new Chief Vintage include fully fringed bags and deeply valanced fenders. This is the Indian bagger for the rugged individualist. Braving the elements, which are protected only by a windshield, will bring you a Power Plus 105 cubic inch powerplant that stretches its legs through a six-speed transmission.

Find out more about the Indian Chief Vintage after the jump.


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