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The Yamaha XT660X has a history very few bikes in its range can boast. Inspired by the legendary XT bikes that ran the Paris-Dakar desert rally, the street version XT660X offers the kind of performance that lets you conquer the urban jungle like no other bike.

The XT660 has been fitted with Supermotard technology, complete with a 660cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC engine that offers throaty performance. With the performance theme, the new bike benefits from a changed cylinder head. The strengthening measures include a new anodized forged aluminum piston which dropped in a ceramic composite plated cylinder.

Furthermore, the fuel injection system derives its supply from a 15 liter tank while a pair of stainless steel mufflers expels the gases.

More than just being a road warrior, the Yamaha XT660X was built with a new diamond style frame that offers reduced trail. Moreover, a stiffer swingarm helps cope with the side loadings and can be achieved with the fitment of the sticky Pirelli 160/60-17 rear hoop.

All told, the Yamaha XT660X is a true Yamaha street fighter, one that boasts enough power and performance capabilities to make it worth buying.

Find out more about the Yamaha XT660X 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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycle Stryker

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycle V Star 950 Tourer

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycle V Star 250.

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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, (...)

It’s really not hard to enjoy the new Versys 1000 , especially when it comes with a combination of modern cutting-edge style with Kawasaki’s exclusive engineering style. You’ll also get the ultimate style and great flexibility in the multi-purpose Versys 1000. Yeah, the bike is that awesome.

The spacious color-coded panniers allow you to have a whole lot of trunk space. Plus, there’s a tank pad that makes your Versys 1000 Grand Tourer a really attractive Grand Tourer bike.

At the heart of this vehicle, there’s a liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve 1,043 cm3 in-line four engine with a bore and stroke of 77.0 x 56.0 mm that is useful for bringing a strong low-mid range torque with smooth power release. When compared to the Z1000, the Versys 1000’s engine brings a stronger low-mid range with the reduced peak power and both peak power and torque happen at lower rpm.

As far as user ability and functionality is concerned, the Versys 1000 has that covered too, thanks to a tough-design multi-function instrumentation with an analog-style tachometer and LCD with speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer, clock, dual trip meters, current and average fuel consumption, remaining range, and external air temperature.

Enjoy your riding with this exclusive and modern Versys 1000 Grand Tourer.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Versys 1000 Grand Tourer after the jump.


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.


Yamaha India has officially launched the SS 125, the company’s 125 cc segment offering. Dressed with stylish and impressive looks, the SS 125 was designed to specifically cater to the youth market of India.

There’s nothing outwardly spectacular about the bike. The Yamaha SS 125 comes with 123 cc four stroke, forward inclined, single cylinder with SOHC valve configuration. The engine on this bike provides as much as 11 horsepower at 7,500 rpm with 10.4 Nm (7.7 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine also comes with a Yamaha Throttle Position Sensor (YTPS) that delivers stupendous standing acceleration.

On top of that, the bike is complemented with a front telescopic fork and rear swing arm suspension system, allowing you to get more out of your 13.6 liters of maximum fuel tank. To ensure greater stability on road, the machine sports a larger wheelbase of 1295mm.

Find out more about the Yamaha SS 125 after the jump.

Yamaha India has launched a new model from its very stylish and classy SZ variants. This bike is called the SZX and it is poised to attract the huge mass’ attention.

The Yamaha SZX comes with an attractive and elegant body, and that’s putting it lightly. The design of Yamaha SZX looks much better than the SZ in part because of the dual tone graphics, the paint scheme, and the fuel tank covers. As far as charisma and appeal are concerned, the SZX has all that and more. The new style bike is also available in three outstanding colors including royal black,

Then there’s the engine. The SZX is powered by an all-new 153cc 4-stroke air-cooled, SOHC single cylinder engine that has been tuned for maximum performance. Extra power can be achieved in the low to mid-speed range, ensuring a stress-free ride on all kinds of roads. The bike is also equipped with an AI System and a large-capacity muffler with catalyzer for cleaner exhaust.

Find out more about the Yamaha SZX after the jump.


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