When it comes to motorbikes, one of the most popular names to come up in everyone’s minds would probably be Yamaha. Indeed, the Japanese brand has, to a large extent, been closely associated with motorcycles (though, they are also known for their musical instruments). And it seems that Yamaha is bent on cementing on that one.
We say that because Yamaha has finally unveiled its lineup of bikes for next year. And looking at the list, it seems that this one is indeed a fierce roster. Here’s a quick peek at the new set of wheels that the company is offering for the new year. Go see for yourself which one’s going to be on your wish list.
Hit the jump to see some information on a couple of your future toys.
2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere
This one is definitely going to be ideal for those who would prefer riding in all kinds of terrain. The XT1200Z, more popularly referred to as the Super Tenere, is the latest in Yamaha’s line of dual sport motorcycles. It has several new features that are designed to allow you to take that long countryside trip that you want.
One of the more notable features is the large parallel twin engine. With a displacement of more 1,199 cc, this will be able to put a good amount of power into the six speed transmission. The addition of an electronic traction and throttle controls are also a great added bonus, as these will allow the bike to handle the kinds of terrain that you will likely run into, from ordinary pavements to dirt trails. Lastly, the bike comes with a combined brake system with ABS.
2011 Yamaha FZ8
You have probably heard all the hype surrounding the FZ8. Well to tell you the truth, the bike really deserves it. Review of the 2010 FZ8 shows that the bike is indeed capable of handling all the tough things thrown at it. And the 2011 FZ8 is now ready to take things further than its predecessor.
The 2011 FZ8’s 779cc engine will be able to release a whooping 106.2 hp at 10,000 rpm. And this engine output is nicely coupled with a great power delivery system that will be able to get power down to the wheels from as low as 3500 rpm to as high as 6000 rpm. And the transition on this one is also quite smooth. The trademark disc brakes from its predecessor still remain as standard equipment.
Yamaha V Star 1300
The V Star 1300 might not exactly be a new model, but it is nonetheless one of the more popular ones in Yamaha’s line of cruisers. Featuring a 1304cc engine, the bike is ideal for all the power needs that folks sought with cruisers. The bike still features the ever dependable 5-speed transmission with wet clutch.
However, the biggest change for this one is the addition of more chrome fairings. New leather upholstery has also been added for a more rugged look, ideal for all cruiser lovers out there.Yamaha