The segment of custom cruisers is now booming and one of the major players in this class is the Star Motorcycle Raider S. The bike comes with a long list of customizable features which give it pretty versatile character.
With its stretched out fork, fat rear tire, low seat and the slammed riding position, the Star Motorcycle Raider S is clearly and eye catcher.
When designing the Raider S, Yamaha’s engineers wanted to create a bike that looks like a regular chopper, but offers superior handling.
To achieve this result, Yamaha forged a unique all aluminium cast frame which is both lightweight and rigid. There is also a Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm and a comfortable low, sculpted seat.
One of the most important features of the bike is its 6-degree yoke angle which plays a major role in giving it a custom look without affecting the handling and straight-line cruisability.
Power comes from an 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48-degree V-twin which delivers its max torque at 2500 rpm and max power at 4500 rpm.
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The Star Motorcycle Road Star Silverado S is packed with a 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) air-cooled, pushrod OHV 48-degree V-twin which cranks out enough torque to keep your adrenaline level high. A computer-controlled fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters and calculates which is the best mix to keep the bike’s performances high at any time.
Power is sent to the rear wheel by means of a smooth-shifting transmission which delivers adequate cruising performance with low rpm at highway speeds. The engine can be started by means of an electric starting system which features solenoid-activated auto-decompressor.
The long 66.5-inch wheelbase not only creates a long and low retro profile, but also gives the bike a better balanced while riding.
The telescopic 43mm front forks with stainless-steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel stylishly smooth out the bumps. Out-of-sight link-type, preload-adjustable rear shock provides 4.3 inches of wheel travel for great handling and a plush ride.
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The Road Star S is one of the best looking bikes in its class and features chrome forks, fork covers, fork clamp, switch housings, and brake/clutch levers as well as stainless steel braided throttle and clutch cables.
To increase performance, the bike comes with electronic fuel injection which provides easy cold starting and flawless fuel delivery in any conditions.
At the heart of the Star Motorcycle Road Star S lies a 102-cubic-inch (1670cc) V-twin engine mounted on a long and low hardtail-look frame. The engine offers an estimated fuel consumption of 36 mpg.
The ride quality is assured by front telescopic 43mm front forks with stainless-steel covers and 5.5 inches of travel, while out back there is a preload-adjustable rear shock which provides 4.3 inches of wheel travel.
The bike is equipped with 16-inch cast wheels shod with tubeless tires fitted with dual 298mm front disc brakes with four-piston calipers and a 320mm single rear disc.
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Yamaha has launched the 2013 version of its iconic 1304cc V Star 1300 Deluxe. The 2013 Star V-Star is well packed and is fitted with batwing fairing, iPod connectivity and also audio and navigation system. The electronic features can be used pretty easy by means of a panel located on the left handlebar.
The bike continues to be powered by the same 80 ci liquid-cooled V-Twin powerplant which features computer controlled fuel injection. Te engine is married to a five-speed transmission and the fuel tank holds 4.9 gallons.
The bike sits on a 41mm front telescopic fork with 5.3 inches of travel and a single rear shock with 4.3 inches of travel. The stopping power is assured by dual 298mm discs up front and a single disc at the rear. The 2013 Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Deluxe is priced at a relativelly low $13,690.
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We’re glad to see that in the last decade, the middleweight motorcycles have grown pretty nicely and the segment is just doing better and better. One of the bikes than played a major role in raising the segment’s standards is the Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer.
The bike offers a comfortable riding position, plush suspensions and comes at a bargain price, so what more do you want? To make the V Star 1300 Tourer even more appealing the company gave it standard hard leather-wrapped sidebags, passenger backrest and a classy windshield.
Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer is equipped with a 1304cc (80 cubic inches), 60-degree, SOHC, V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder. The engine has a 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing which produce plenty of power across the board and a distinctive exhaust note.
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