Yamaha’s full-size V Star family of cruiser bikes has made a name for itself for being one of the most popular lines of Yamaha bikes in the world. The smallest of the lot, the V Star Custom, may not carry the same cache as its more powerful brothers, but for strict monetary value, it’s completely second to none.
The bike combines outstanding performance with great overall handling, packing plenty of attitude in a low, long, and lean package. Featuring plenty of chrome, a striking luminous paint, and a bobtail rear fender, the V-Star Custom’s design is as striking as its iconic name suggests.
Make no mistake, there’s a lot riding in Yamaha’s new line of Star bikes. And just as they’ve done in the company’s long and illustrious history, the Japanese motorcycle brand has come out with a model range that’s as good as advertised, even for its lofty standards.
Find out more about the Yamaha V Star Custom after the jump. Full story
With all the history surrounding the Yamaha V Star 250, it’s easy to think that this classic bike has had its fair share of memories from all over the world.
First introduced in 1989 as the Yamaha Virago 250, the V Star is the epitome of a timeless bike, one that has stood generations yet still manages to be as successful today as it was back then. It’s also one of the most copied bikes in the world, especially in Third World countries where they appear far more times than any other bike in history.
Despite the fact that the V Star 250 has been around for a little over two decades, it still offers plenty of appeal to riders the world over. It’s become one of the most famous and popular bikes for riders of all shapes and sizes and has become the ’uncompromising solution’ for those in the market for a sharp little cruiser.
Find out more about the Yamaha V Star 250 after the jump. Full story
Choosing the ideal motorcycle can sometimes prove challenging, especially in the case of riders who have just obtained their licenses and don’t know exactly what to look for. Because the Star V Star 250 often emerges as the uncompromising solution, we decided to get a closer look at the 2010 model year and see what makes it so great.
Buying a real cruiser, tourer or custom has absolutely nothing to do with cylinder capacity. That’s the first idea you get when checking out the 2010 V Star lineup, especially the 650cc trio, the Classic, Silverado and Custom. These bikes are built with reliability, comfort and fuel efficiency in mind and it is by now a fact that beginners love them mostly due to offering diversity in the form of entry-level products.
Does 40-cubic-inch of V-twin motor ring a bell? This is one of the first engines to power a Yamaha cruiser-type motorcycle and ten years after being introduced it still rocks…on three stylish different models. Full story
Ever since Yamaha decided to brand all their cruiser-type models ‘Star’, they have aimed towards delivering outstandingly refined machines as well as reviving legends such as the VMAX. But they were lacking new models and the new V Star 950 models stand as the first steps towards changing that situation.
The V Star 950 was built from ground up and addresses either to riders who are just starting out or to those in search of the best cruiser that $8K can buy. Full story
Star builds their 2010 V Star 1300 Tourer as the ideal midsized highway motorcycle that makes no concessions in what concerns power, comfort and built quality. Combining a bulletproof and dynamic 80-cubic-inch engine, a low (28.1 in) seat height and Star unmatched fit and finish, this package simply had to be widely exploited.
Last year we saw two different models available, the simple V Star 1300 and the V Star 1300 Tourer. This last came fitted with a tall windscreen, leather-wrapped, hard sidebags as well as a passenger backrest, all contributing at delivering a machine that is meant to keep the rider and passenger traveling for long distances in complete comfort. Well, find out after the break how the 2010 model year is even more comfortable and stylish. Full story
Yamaha hasn’t yet launched its 2010 line of cruisers, the so-called Star motorcycles, but designers have already started to speculate regarding the evolution of different models. We have a hunch that the 2010 Yamaha V Star 950 won’t receive more than some new colors, but came across some interesting sketches that reveal the contrary.
Adrian Sellers is a designer based in Huntington Beach, CA. He is specialized in Industrial Design, Design Management and Illustration, but we’ve come to find that he is quite interested in the evolution of motorcycles and transportation vehicles in general. His V Star 950 rendering retains the original Star look and adds a little more salt and pepper, managing to mix the classic and custom style with great ease. The spoked wheels aren’t from the production bike, neither is the seat and we can’t help noticing how the V-Twin engine is much easily stood out. It would have been nice to speculate about the different possible colors, but it seems that a shiny Red will always set a Star apart from the crowd. Just check out the 2010 VMAX (the only new Star model to be seen yet). . Full story
Probably Star’s most appropriate motto would be “A Star for everybody”
as they offer different, but close sized engines to power a variety of models that are meant to suit all possible riding demands. Take the V Star 1100 lineup for instance. This fills in the gap between the V Star 1300 and V Star 950 with three similar and yet so different models, the Classic, the Silverado and the Custom. So which one suits you best?