The Stryker is a synergy of raked-out, custom-inspired styling and modern performance at an attractive price that starts at $10,990.
Next year Yamaha
’s cruiser motorcycle subsidiary, Star Motorcycles, will be introducing an all-new addition to its line-up with the 2011 Star Stryker. The Stryker is a synergy of raked-out, custom-inspired styling and modern performance at an attractive price that starts at $10,990.
Powering this machine is a liquid-cooled 80 cubic-inch (1304cc) V-Twin engine. The engine sports 100 x 83mm bore/stroke measurements. Each piston compresses fuel to a relatively high 9.5:1 ratio and both cylinders wear a four-valve cylinder head operated via a solo overhead camshaft.
Fuel is pumped into the engine through an electronic fuel-injection system with twin 40mm throttle bodies and 12-hole fuel injectors. To enhance rider comfort the engine employs twin counter balancers. Power is routed to the rear tire via a belt final drive.
In terms of aesthetics the bikes features a long and low stance and looks different from any other production cruiser on the market. The engine cases are blacked-out as is the radiator and shotgun-style exhaust pipes. Furthermore each cylinder features authentic looking air fins that give it the appearance of a classic air-cooled bike. Other complementary touches are the steel fenders and Star’s extensive accessories which allow you to customize the bike’s appearance.
The engine is hung within a black steel frame and is a stressed member meaning it works in unison with the chassis to enhance handling. A 6-degree steering yoke helps kick out the fork to an angle of 40-degrees. Suspension is comprised of a 41mm fork and a linked monocross shock absorber. In spite of its aggressive fork rake angle, the Stryker maintains a 45/55 percent front-to-rear weight distribution which is a key Star Motorcycles handling characteristic.
The Stryker rolls on a 21-inch front hoop and an 18-inch rear wheel. Both wheels are manufactured from cast aluminum and feature a five-spoke design. The front rim is shod with a 120/70 tire while a larger 210/40 rubber is used out back.
Equally as big are the brakes with a 320mm diameter brake disc up front and a 310mm disc in the back. In spite of its big wheel and tire sizes the Stryker features a super low 26.4-inch seat height which should make it much friendlier for all rider’s. The Stryker comes in three colors: Reddish Copper, Impact Blue and Raven and will be available sometime in September.