2010 Star Stratoliner Deluxe First Look

September 8, 2009
Steve Atlas
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2010 Yamaha Star Stratoliner Deluxe
2010 Star Stratoliner Deluxe.

According to market research, Yamaha’s cruiser brand Star has seen a growing trend in the market for what they call “casual full dress touring” machines. More specifically, this means a bike with a full front fairing, hard side bags, but no back rest or trunk. Harley-Davidson dominates the market currently, but Star has now joined the ranks with a new flagship model called the Stratoliner Deluxe – and it’s a ringer. Beautiful, sleek and sexy styling makes it the best looking Star cruiser we’ve ever laid eyes on. In fact, it’s one of the sexiest cruisers on the horizon. Period.

Based on the existing Stratoliner platform and featuring the same 1854cc V-Twin engine and chassis, the Deluxe gets a stylish front fairing and matching streamlined hard side bags. The front fairing also features speakers and integrated iPod connectivity with handlebar audio controls. While this pretty much sums up the changes, it turns what we consider a basic-looking cruiser into an extremely attractive machine that we can’t wait to get our hands on! It will be available in January 2010, in black only, with a retail price of $17,490.

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2010 Yamaha Star Stratoliner Deluxe
Sleek and sexy styling highlight the new casual full dress cruiser from Star.

Think all baggers are created equal? Think again…..Star is pleased to introduce the 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe. Whether you’re traveling cross-country or crosstown, this new bagger is one of the most powerful and stylish ways to go.

The Stratoliner Deluxe features a distinctive, wind shearing fairing that includes a handlebar-mounted audio control system with integrated high fidelity speakers, connectors for an iPod® jack and ultra cool shorty windscreen. To compliment the fairing a pair of large, color-matched, locking hard sidebags with handy one touch openers provide spacious storage for long hauls and short trips.

The powerful and beautiful 113 cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod V-twin has massive looks and performance. The computer controlled twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection with 12 hole injectors ensures optimum engine efficiency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions. Combined with the four valve cylinder heads with dual spark plugs, ceramic-composite-lined cylinders and 2 –into-1 exhaust with O2 sensor and three way catalyst to reduce emissions, maximum torque is reached at just 2500 rpm for performance second to none.

2010 Yamaha Star Stratoliner Deluxe
No matter what the angle. the Stratoliner Deluxe just plain looks good!

The long and low aluminum frame provides great looks and light handling unlike any other full-size cruiser with very few welds for a smooth, clean look and a near 50/50 weight distribution between both wheels. The light, Controlled-fill swingarm casting compliments the streamline style and reduces unsprung weight to assist in the great handling. Additional features such as 46 mm fork tubes with slant cut chrome covers, a tucked out-of-sight single shock with adjustable spring preload, a richly chromed 1.25 inch oversize handlebar and large front discs with monolock brake calipers add to the unmatched functionality of the chassis. A strong and light belt final drive routes power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheel while the floating floorboards and adjustable heel/toe shifter provide a comfortable, low effort ride.

The Neo-streamline design gives the Stratoliner Deluxe a completely distinctive look which is accented by a level of fit and finish that is second to none. Details such as the switchgear wiring being routed internal to the handlebar, a flangeless, teardrop fuel tank, 12-spoke wheels, chrome front brake master cylinder with integrated lever, a sculpted seat and special custom machining of the cooling fin edges give a jewel like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles. Additional details like Star quality paint and chrome, bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses complete the custom look.

The 2010 Stratoliner Deluxe will be available in Star motorcycle dealerships nationwide beginning in January in a Raven finish with a starting MSRP of $17,490.

The Star® Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.

Full information on all Star models can be found at www.starmotorcycles.com.