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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 »

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe vs. 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Road Test

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe vs. Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero left side action

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Rich Cox [This 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe vs. 2011 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero Rider Comparison Test was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Above: A larger fairing and standard fairing lowers give the red Vaquero more wind protection than the Stratoliner Deluxe.... Read more »

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe Road Test

2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe right side action

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Rich Cox [This 2011 Star Stratoliner Deluxe Rider Test was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider magazine] A large chunk of American motorcyclists are beholden to the past. For years the highest percentage of motorcycle sales has been accounted for by cruisers, classically... Read more »

Yamaha Royal Star Venture/Hannigan Trike Conversion Road Test

Royal Star Venture/Hannigan Trike rear beauty

Rider Contributor
June 14, 2011

story and photography by James Parchman [This Yamaha Royal Star Venture/Hannigan Trike Conversion Ridden & Rated was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Hannigan’s Venture trike conversion has slick twin-pipe roadster styling but the lockable trunk, topbox and upper... Read more »

2011 Star Stryker 1300 Road Test

2011 Star Stryker left side action

Rider Magazine
June 2, 2011

photography by Riles & Nelson [This 2011 Star Stryker 1300 Road Test was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The Texas Hill Country around Austin is the perfect venue for a leisurely winding cruise aboard Star's latest 1300 custom. Cruisers, baggers and cruiser tourers... Read more »

2009 Star V Star 950 Tourer Road Test

2009 Star V Star 950 Tourer

Clement Salvadori
January 12, 2009

photography by Tom Riles and Nigel Kinrade [This 2009 Star V Star 950 Tourer Road Test was originally featured in the February 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Throw a leg over the saddle, lift the bike off the sidestand, settle into the commodious seat, turn the key, push the button-Baroom! Good sound,... Read more »

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