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Kawasaki is no stranger to top-shelf touring bikes that can hit long-distance rides as easy as they cross the block. That’s why the new Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS is such a stand-out bike for the Japanese motorcycle company. It’s the classic tourer that is capable of whisking you and a passenger away in total comfort and classic style.

As the flagship of the Vulcan 1700 family, the 2011 Voyager boasts all the stuff you’ll need for such adventurous treks starting with a smooth and shockingly torquey 1,700cc V-twin powerplant and a large frame-mounted fairing. The Kawasaki throws in beautifully integrated luggage that stows a week’s worth of gear, a comfortable saddle, electronic cruise control, a high-fidelity sound system, and an optional K-ACT anti-lock/integrated braking system.

There’s no question in anyone’s mind the stature of Kawasaki in the industry. So when they release a full-fledged touring bike with all the bells and whistles, you know that you’re definitely getting your money’s worth.

Find out more about the Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager ABS after the jump.

Anytime you find yourself looking at bike brochures with the intention of buying a custom-ready cruiser, the Yamaha Stryker should definitely be right on top of your list.

Looking the part of a modern-day custom "chopper," the Stryker is a clear choice for overall road-blasting bad-assery. The muscular, lunging design is only one of the things that makes this bike such a crowd-stopper. It’s chromed up to the hilt and delivers impressive performance capabilities in the form of a 1304cc, fuel-injected liquid-cooled V-Twin engine that riders will undoubtedly fall helmet over boots over.

Sure, there are plenty of other bikes on the market that offer the same - or right around the same - vicinity characteristics of the Yamaha Stryker. And while there are definitely choices to choose from, the only question is why you can pick something else when there’s one that’s clearly a can’t-miss wonderbike.

Find out more about the Yamaha Stryker after the jump.

If power cruising is your thing, the Yamaha VMax will satisfy all your needs and more. We’re not even exaggerating with all the proclamations because this bike is the embodiment of vicious.

Bearing a package that comprises of just about every checklist you may have for a powerful cruiser, the VMax definitely takes no prisoners, an art Yamaha has perfected in all its years in the industry.

Unlike a lot of other motorcycles in the market today, the 2011 Yamaha VMax has a bite that’s as menacing as its bark. It combines a muscular design with sporty handling, and awesome power that’s unrivaled in the business. The forward-thinking style of the bike, coupled with the latest in sportbike technology, gives the VMax plenty of performance that riders can enjoy whenever their urge for some thrill-seeking adventures begins to kick in.

It’s not even a question anymore as far as the VMax is concerned. The only you need to worry about is saving up to own a piece of this monster on wheels.

Find out more about the Yamaha VMax after the jump.

Yamaha wants to make you believe that the Raider S chopper is one of the can’t-miss bikes in its market. And knowing these people for as long as we have, there’s nothing about their proclamations that feels like they’re blowing smoke up our behinds.

This is the magic of Yamaha. They can build up their products to such ridiculous heights, more than living up to the lofty expectations set for them. The Raider S is another example, one that Yamaha built while combining "chopper"-inspired styling with a superior handling chassis, and all-around top-notch performance.

There are no compromises with the Raider S, only a generous helping of some of the world’s best bike builders putting their collective talents together to create something that’s really as mouth-watering as it looks.

Custom cruisers continue to push to the extreme ends, and that’s why there’s a Raider S. No ifs ands, or buts about it; this bike is as good as advertised - maybe even more.

Find out more about the Yamaha Raider S after the jump.

It’s got a maverick name - the Raider XV1900 - and is made by one of the most popular brands on the planet: Yamaha .

The Yamaha Raider XV1900 is bad news for everybody else. But for the one that sits on it and rides the highways of the world, the Raider XV1900 is as menacing a machine as you can find in the industry today. The 2011 Raider not only looks good, it also offers an incredible riding experience that comes as a result of combining "chopper inspired" styling with a chassis that offers superior handling and a powerful engine.

The engineers at Yamaha responsible for the Raider XV1900 left little in the way of complaints for the bike. Quite simply, it’s the perfect bike for the hardcore rider looking for a new stallion to run the road roughshod.

Find out more about the Yamaha Raider XV1900 after the jump.

The V Star 1300 Tourer exudes the kind of attitude that you’d want in a full-fledged tourer bike. It’s no wonder why Star Motorcycles went completely all-out in building a bike that you only need to take a good look at to fall in love with.

Built with careful attention and directed towards outstanding looks, powerful performance, and superb handling, the V Star 1300 Tourer brings modern-classic styling along for a lighter, sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride.

The 1304cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin engine produces excellent power across the board along with a highly stimulating exhaust note. Combine that to a modern-classic design and a steel chassis that makes for light handling and maneuverability, and you have a bike that’s every bit as good as advertised.

It’s no secret that the V Star 1300 Tourer is a bike directed for hardcore enthusiasts. It doesn’t play any games, nor does it overexcite its capabilities; it’s a full-fledged tourer that pulls no punches and offers everything you’ll want in a bike of its stature.

Find out more about the Star Motorcycle V Star 1300 Tourer after the jump.

Looking good has nothing to do what kind of clothes you wear when you’re riding a cruiser bike. All the attention is paid to the machine, lest you forget. So much so that picking the right one to own is about as difficult a task as any hardcore biker will have.

Fortunately, Yamaha wants to make that choice easier with the Road Star S , a full-fledged cruiser bike that provides a complete check-list of stunning good looks, superior handling, and most of all, uncompromising power.

Talking about power, the Road Star S is a true heavyweight in every sense of the word, boasting of a 1,670cc air-cooled 48° V-twin engine that has an overflowing number of horses and muscle on tap. It’s also easy on the eyes courtesy of all the classic chrome hardware and details, making for a bike that looks as good as it’s steely and imposing profile suggests.

Nobody said that cruisers come in simple packages; the Yamaha Road Star S is proof of that.

Find out more about the Yamaha Road Star S after the jump.

The Yamaha Road Star Silverado S is a cruiser savant, having established a name in the industry as one of the best tourers on the market. That’s why it’s not rocket science that the 2011 model of this monstrous beast comes with plenty of the old features that made it stand out while also featuring some new elements that take the riding experience to a whole new level.

The Road Star Silverado S offers a combination of chromed-up looks with sporty handling and unbelievable performance. Every bike enthusiast on the market will look at these three elements on their checklist for a new cruiser and the Road Star Silverado S offers them in upstanding fashion.

The bike looks like a monster on wheels, and when unleashed out on the open road, it’s a definite eye-catcher. Add that to an engine that displaces 1,670cc and a chassis and suspension set-up that are second to none, and you have a cruiser that separates itself from the rest of the field.

Find out more about the Yamaha Road Star Silverado S after the jump.

As authentic cruisers go, the Yamaha V Star 1300 holds a back seat to no one. The mid-sized cruiser offers a blend of modern classic styling to go with a lighter and sportier, hot-rod-inspired ride. This is achieved with a 1,304cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected V-twin engine, producing the kind of excellent power across the board, along with a highly stimulating exhaust note that very few of its competitors can achieve.

Yamaha has taken the traditional cruiser into a bold new territory with this bike. If it’s not enough that the classic yet avant-garde design of the bike has been given a fresh new look, the bike’s powertrain, chassis, and suspension set-up leave no hint of restraint, providing superior power and unquestioned handling.

If you’re in the market for the perfect blend of soul stirring power, handling, and comfort highlights, you can’t do any better than the Yamaha V Star 1300.

Find out more about the Yamaha V Star 1300 after the jump.

The Yamaha FJR1300A is the kind of bike that looks good on anybody. It’s part of the Japanese motorcycle brand’s FJR Supersport family and has been fit and finished with the kind of sophistication usually reserved for top-of-the-line touring cars. That’s why it’s no surprise that the FJR1300A is a bike that catches attention wherever it goes; people just can’t get enough of it.

Truth be told, the bike comes with everything. A lightweight aluminum frame matches well with the bike’s impressive performance capabilities. And we haven’t even gone into the ergonomic details of the bike, complete with a stylish weather beating fairing and all the added trinkets that come with a Yamaha -built supersport tourer.

If you’re a rider that enjoys the intoxicating combination of power, comfort, and handling, you’d be hard-pressed to find a supersports bike that will provide you the perfect mix of all three elements in one package quite like the FJR1300A.

Find out more about the Yamaha FJR1300A after the jump.


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