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2011 Star Stryker Comparo Photo Gallery

We pit Star Motorcycles stretched and raked factory custom chopper, the 2011 Stryker, against one of the defining motorcycles of its class, the 2011 Harley-Davidson Rocker C in our 2011 Rocker C vs Stryker article.

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The 2011 Stryker's 1304cc powerplant was good for 71.82 lb-ft of torque on the dyno but feels much livelier at the throttle.
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The Star Stryker is the more rider-friendly of the two but the Harley Rocker C has more character and a high level of fit and finish that other manufacturers still haven't mastered.
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Despite its 40-degrees of rake and 21-inch tall front wheel, the Star Stryker had a light feel at the bars and was stable when leaned over.
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Star Motorcycles' 2011 Stryker is a raked-out chopper with a high, open neck that drops down to a low-slung saddle with a wide, custom-painted tank sandwiched in between
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The Stryker sources a 60-degree V-Twin with a single overhead cam, a mill developed initially for the V Star 1300.
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The Star Stryker handles much better than one would expect from a motorcycle with chopper-like dimensions and a 21-inch tall front hoop.
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A close, side-by-side look shows how the 2011 Star Stryker and 2011 Rocker C share comparable dimensions and styling cues.
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The bigger, bar-mounted speedo of the Star Stryker was easier to read but its the bars it uses for its fuel readings are a bit confusing.
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Strong points of the 2011 Star Stryker include its wide fuel tank and steel fenders. Low points are its horn and charcoal canister mounted outside of the frame next to the footpegs.
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Both bikes are fun bar-hoppin' rides. The Rocker C wins in the power and styling departments while the Stryker handles and shifts much better and provides a more comfortable ride.
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2011 Star Stryker Dyno Chart (mapped out with mph as the second variable)