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  • The learner approved V-Star s have topped the cruiser sales charts for a number of years with good reason. We know you don't have to be a heavyweight to.

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    This article was originally published in the February issue of Motorcycle Cruiser. Thanks to the media and the multitude of electronic.

    This is a full size bike and the coolest learner legal cruiser you can find. The big, inch wheel and the small plastic fender highlight the Custom's sporty personality. This stable behavior, when combined with the competent suspension and no hint of wobble in fast corners, will lead many a cruiser to wend down winding roads at an elevated pace. But it still isn't as quick as the Virago , which ran a The brakes also adjust for changes in load and braking intensities -- just squeeze harder on the wide, comfortable, semi-adjustable lever.

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    Thanks to the media and the multitude of electronic means of communicating, we can now know what's going on anywhere on the planet in every field. Usually, this access to information is a good thing, a cause for celebration even. However, sometimes knowledge can be frustrating. For example, we reported on Yamaha's new V-twin cruiser motorcycle in the April '97 issue of Motorcycle Cruiser , but we also had to report that this cool, new middleweight would only be available to the European market, not the U.

    Now, almost a year later, we're happy to report that the cruiser, which we were denied a chance to even test last year, will be arriving in American Yamaha dealerships about a month before this article hits the newsstands. Perhaps the wait was worth the frustration since the bike arrives with a new name -- V-Star instead of the dubious Drag Star -- and two models to choose from.

    We're beginning to see that delayed gratification can be a good thing! The littlest Star borrowed the bolt-on fin idea from the Royal Star. When the engine made the leap to cc, the crankcase covers received a snazzy makeover. Too bad the pollution controls sit out in the open. Yamaha took a unique approach to designing the V-Star. The company's customer surveys showed that the major reasons for purchasing a middleweight cruiser were styling, rider comfort, handling, reliability, and value.

    Each of these requirements were directly addressed in the design process. Yamaha's stylists didn't have to look any further than the Royal Star's exemplary looks, fit, and finish. And the V-Star received generous applications of style from the Royal Star's palette. Rider comfort issues were addressed by giving the V-Star a full-sized riding position for people on the six-foot side of the spectrum, while not raising the bar so high as to eliminate the shorter inseamed folks.

    Handling comes from the V-Star's good suspension, competent brakes, and likable engine. Basing the V-Star on the proven year-old Virago insures the requisite reliability.

    In the middleweight cruiser class, the final -- and possibly most important -- consideration for a manufacturer to surmount is price.

    Buyers want their mid-sized cruiser to be inexpensive, but not cheap, requiring a delicate balancing act on the part of the manufacturer to provide the customer with a high perceived value while not overly influencing the purchaser's bottom line. The V-Star illustrates the positive results of finding the best balance amongst a bevy of competing priorities.

    When the time came for us to finally see the V-Star in the flesh, we were impressed. The V-Star press photos we'd received hadn't prepared us for the large size of the bike. With an overall length of The V-Star even has a 0. Imagine a that's longer than a Harley Road King. But bigger doesn't always mean better, so we sidled up for a closer look. The only immediately noticeable stylist's gaffe is the black, plastic-covered pollution controls hanging out in the open on the left side of the engine.

    Belying the economy price tag, brushed stainless steel fork-covers snuggle up next to the metal fenders. The inch wheel and fat tire complete the beefy motif. While incorporating the same chassis, the two V-Star models look quite different from each other.

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