The Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star has been described as a laid-back cruiser, but make no mistake about it, there’s nothing ’laid back’ about its performance.
That’s because the XVS1300A Midnight Star is powered by a 1,304cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 40valves, V-type 2-cylinder OHC engine, one that’s capable of unleashing a world of power and performance that riders ultimately crave. At the heart of this bike, you’ll find the engine features forged pistons, 4-valve heads and shortstroke con-rods, so that every time you hit the throttle you feel a knockout, low-down punch, that turns into great power.
The bike’s engine make-up has also been added with twin balancers that tune out the unwanted vibrations. It also has an intelligent Unified Braking System that provides an independent or combined wheel braking for total control.
As far as its design characteristics are concerned, the XVS1300A Midnight Star takes the classic 1930s-inspired styling, with a tight body and low silhouette that’s old-school and adds a radical new twist.
Combine the engine, the chromed-up style, the throbbing torque, and the very best of 21st century bike technology, and you have a bike that you can proudly say is far more aggressive than it’s laid back looks suggest.
Find out more about the Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star after the jump.
The Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer speaks to the talent and capabilities of Yamaha as one of the world’s best manufacturer of motorcycles. It’s got the looks, the performance, and the handling that only a company like Yamaha can provide.
Aesthetically, the V Star 950 Tourer is no slouch, rolling out with a sturdy windshield, leather-wrapped hard sidebags, and a passenger backrest, all of which come as standard. Even the fenders of the bike, both on the front and rear, are made from real steel, adding a quality look to the bike and providing easy customization for the rider.
In terms of power and handling, the V Star 950 Tourer comes with plenty of both. The former features a 942cc 60° V-twin engine that’s both simple and sophisticated. It carries four-valve cylinder heads, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders, forged aluminum pistons, fuel injection, and a meticulously tuned 2-into-1 exhaust system that has a throaty exhaust note, as well as 3-way catalyst technology to reduce air pollution. As far as handling is concerned, the bike comes with a double-cradle steel main frame, 41mm tube front forks, a bottom-link-type monocross shock rear suspension, and large 320mm front and 298mm rear discs, which provide strong braking power to the bike.
Overall, the Yamaha V Star 950 Tourer offers the best of all worlds as far as looks, performance, and handling are concerned. After all, there’s a reason why the V Star 950 was recently named one of the best bikes on the market.
Find out more about the Yamaha V Star Tourer 950’s specs after the jump
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.
For years, 40 cubic inches was a lot of motor. Guess what? It still is, especially when a sweet overhead-cam 40-inch V-twin powers a bike that doesn’t weight so much. The V Star Classic is light, maneuverable and ready for you to make it your own.
You instinctively know a great cruiser when you see one. Retro style is even cooler when it’s combined with Star engineering, including and SOHC air-cooled V-twin and shaft drive. It’s all right here just begging for some choice personalization.
All things in moderation, nothing in excess. That’s the idea behind the V Star 1300. At the heart of it beats a fuel-injected 80-cube engine, surrounded by a chassis built to handle. Finished off with a little streamlined style and plenty of Star quality engineering.