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2011 Star Stryker First Ride Photo Gallery

Star Motorcycles joins the mid-size custom cruiser market with the introduction of its 2011 Stryker, injecting its latest bike with plenty of rake and a low-slung saddle to accompany its 1304cc V-Twin. Enjoy our gallery then be sure to read our 2011 Star Stryker First Ride article.

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The Star Stryker has a low-slung seat that places riders down, in and ready to ride.
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Our test of the 2011 Star Stryker began in beautiful downtown Austin, Texas.
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With a 26.4-inch seat height, the Stryker's seat is the lowest in the Star line.
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The Stryker feels light and has a zippy engine for a 1300.
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The factory-custom styling of the Stryker looks right at home cruising the boulevard at night.
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With a four-gallon tank and Yamaha's estimated 40 mpg, the Stryker has about a 160-mile range, enough for riders to head out on their favorite rural road comfortably.
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The Stryker sources a 1304cc, 60-degree V-Twin utilizing an OHC arrangement and four-valves per cylinder.
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Star kept the bars of the Stryker tidy with a single instrument gauge.
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You know you're in Texas when...
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We took the Stryker for a 125-mile run through the Texas Hill Country to gather our first ride impressions.
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The tail section of the Stryker is no-nonsense.
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A detachable windscreen, passenger backrest and highway bars are but a few of the 60 accessories already available for the Stryker.
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The Stryker is planted in sweepers but the 40-degrees of rake is evident when conducting low-speed manuevers.
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The Stryker's engine comes straight from the V Star 1300, but has a different airbox, mufflers and mapping.
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The 2011 Star Stryker has comfortable ergos that encourage riders to get out of town.
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Forward-mounted controls give riders room to stretch out their legs and allows for a fairly generous lean angle as well.
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A pair of right thumb switches (Select and Reset) above the starter button allow you to access the minimalist LCD for speedometer, two tripmeters a clock and a fuel gauge.
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A single-pin crankshaft and dual counterbalancers keep the Stryker loping right along with nominal vibes.
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Star claims it re-designed the dual mufflers of the 2-1-2 arrangement used on the 2011 Stryker.