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Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Announce More 2016 Models

2016 Star Bolt C-Spec in Desert Bronze

Rider Magazine Staff
October 7, 2015

2016 Star V Star 1300 Tourer in Raspberry Metallic Following the June announcement of several early-release 2016 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles models, including the FZ-07, FZ-09, Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, Yamaha and Star have announced nearly all of their remaining 2016 cruiser, sport and adventure touring... Read more »

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec – First Ride Review

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec

Greg Drevenstedt
March 3, 2015

The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec offers café racer style in a cruiser package. photography by Brian J. Nelson Star Motorcycles hit a home run in 2014 with its all-new Star Bolt, a minimalist “urban performance bobber” powered by the torquey, 942cc air-cooled V-twin from the V Star 950. With its solo saddle... Read more »

Winner Named In The ‘Battle Of The Bolts’

Bob Weaver Motorsports of North Tonawanda, New York, won First Place for their Bolt Bobber creation.

Rider Magazine Staff
March 1, 2015

Bob Weaver Motorsports of North Tonawanda, New York, won First Place for their Bolt Bobber creation. Star Motorcycles created the “Battle of the Bolts” contest to help people see how unique the Bolt can be, and how easy it is for owners to personalize it. In the battle, dealers across the country... Read more »

2015 Star Motorcycles Bolt C-Spec, Raider and Stryker Bullet Cowl – First Look Review

2015 Star Bolt C-Spec

Greg Drevenstedt
October 16, 2014

The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec is a café racer-styled variant of the popular performance bobber. Today at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) in Orlando, Florida, Star Motorcycles announced new and updated models for 2015. The Bolt C-Spec has clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs, a longer... Read more »

Star Bolt and Bolt R-Spec Return for 2015

2015 Star Bolt in Glacier Blue

Rider Magazine Staff
June 6, 2014

2015 Star Bolt in Glacier Blue Star Motorcycles recently revealed that its popular Bolt cruisers will be among its motorcycles returning for 2015. Both top-selling Bolt and Bolt R-Spec models are powered by a 942cc, air-cooled V-twin, and updates include wave-type brake rotors and new instrument clusters.... Read more »

Star Motorcycles Announces Winners in the Bolt Custom Build-Off

First Place: Doc's Chops

Rider Magazine Staff
October 30, 2013

First Place: Doc’s Chops Star Motorcycles recently held a contest to see who could create the greatest custom motorcycle using the Star Bolt as their canvas. There were a total of 10 bikes created with each being truly unique, reflecting their individual inspiration and style. After months of hard... Read more »

2014 Star Bolt and Bolt R-Spec – First Look

2014 Star Bolt R-Spec in Matte Grey

Greg Drevenstedt
March 9, 2013

Fully embracing the popularity of stripped-down, back-to-basics customization as well as the need to offer cool, affordable motorcycles to attract new and young buyers, Star Motorcycles has introduced the all-new Bolt and Bolt R-Spec cruisers. Based on the V Star 950 platform, the Bolt is powered by... Read more »

All New V Star 1300 Deluxe Headlines the Most Diverse Star Motorcycles Lineup Ever

2013 V Star 1300 Deluxe

Press Release
September 28, 2012

Star Motorcycles introduced the all new V Star 1300 Deluxe. Built around a 1304cc (80 cubic inch) V-Twin engine with a 9.5:1 compression ratio, aggressive cam timing and fuel injection, the V Star 1300 Deluxe with its 2 into 1 exhaust has the sound and power you need to get up and go. With the V Star... Read more »

2012 Star Raider SCL First Ride Review

Star Raider SCL: The large chrome headlight nacelle gleams in the sunlight.

Greg Drevenstedt
April 26, 2012

(This article was published in the July 2012 issue of Rider magazine.) Story by Greg Drevenstedt, Photos by Nelson and Riles Starting in the late ’70s, metric cruisers, such as Yamaha’s 650 Special and Virago 750, Honda’s CB650 Custom and Nighthawk, among others, offered an alternative to American... Read more »

2012 Star Motorcycles – First Look

2012 Star Raider SCL

Rider Magazine
September 21, 2011

2012 Star Raider SCL is the first model in the Star Custom Line. For 2012, Yamaha’s Star Motorcycles division is launching a factory-custom line, called SCL (Star Custom Line). The first model will be the Raider SCL, featuring chrome wheels and drive belt pulley co-designed by Star and Performance... Read more »

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