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Video: 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec

The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec offers café racer style in a cruiser package.

Rider Magazine Staff
June 8, 2015

The 2015 Star Bolt C-Spec offers café racer style in a cruiser package. Check out our video on our YouTube channel here.

Star Motorcycles Announces ‘My Bolt Style’ Video Contest

My Bolt Style Video Contest

Rider Magazine Staff
June 8, 2015

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., launched its “My Bolt Style” Video Contest today. We want owners and fans to share their experience and enthusiasm for their Bolt, said David Docktor, Yamaha Motorcycle Marketing Manager. The Grand Prize in the “My Bolt Style” Video Contest is a brand-new 2015... Read more »

2016 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Early Releases

2016 Yamaha FZ-07

Rider Magazine Staff
June 4, 2015

2016 Yamaha FZ-07 Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today introduced the 2016 FZ-07 and FZ-09, the first two models in its 2016 line-up of sportbikes, and Star Motorcycles debuted the 2016 Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, its first two 2016 cruisers. The FZ-07 features a 689cc, crossplane-concept, liquid-cooled,... 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 »

New for 2015: Big Bangs for the Buck

2015 BMW R 1200 RS

Rider Magazine
January 8, 2015

The 2015 crop of new bikes is a big one, with lots of all-new or significantly updated models. We’ve covered the new stuff from EBR, Harley, Honda, Indian and Victory in previous issues. Here’s a brief overview of what’s coming down the pike from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Star, Suzuki and Zero. Unless... Read more »

Middleweight Touring Cruisers: Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT, Star V Star 950 Tourer, Suzuki Boulevard C50T, Triumph America LT

motorcycle cruiser comparison

Greg Drevenstedt
January 6, 2015

All of the bikes in this comparison offer the same touring features and similar components, but they differ in terms of engine size (and in one case, configuration), air vs. liquid cooling, ergonomics, wind protection, handling and styling. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Baggers, with their broad fairings and... Read more »

2014 Star V Star 950 Tourer

2014 Star V Star 950 Tourer

Greg Drevenstedt
January 6, 2015

2014 Star V Star 950 Tourer (Photos by Kevin Wing) STYLE FOR MILES Yamaha’s Star Motorcycle division claims to be the top-selling metric cruiser brand, and it’s easy to see why. Star has eight model families, and a total of 22 different models to choose from, everything from the diminutive V Star... Read more »

2014 Ducati Diavel Strada vs. 2014 Star Vmax Comparison Road Test

2014 Ducati Diavel Strada and Star Vmax

Greg Drevenstedt
March 3, 2014

Power tripping on the 2014 Ducati Diavel Strada and Star Vmax. Without a doubt, the Ducati Diavel and Star Vmax are two of the meanest, most rambunctious motorcycles in production. Sure, most liter-class sportbikes send as much or more horsepower to the rear wheel (though only one—Kawasaki’s Ninja... Read more »

New for 2014 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles


Mark Tuttle
September 6, 2013

The 2014 Yamaha FJR1300ES adds electronically adjustable suspension, adding to the long list of changes made last year. To date Yamaha’s big news had been the launch of the 2014 FZ-09 triple, which was so well received the company has added a Blazing Orange paint choice to the Liquid Graphite and Rapid... Read more »

2013 Middleweight Metric Cruiser Comparo

These four boys of the boulevard have the sound, look and feel of larger cruisers, but smaller engines and lower prices.

Greg Drevenstedt
June 5, 2013

My favorite comfort foods, heart-warming and artery-clogging classics like mac-and-cheese, buttermilk biscuits and pulled-pork barbecue, are straightforward and uncomplicated, each prepared with a short list of ingredients and easy techniques. But many cooks have been fooled by such simplicity, following... Read more »

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