Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, is offering the all-new Star Eluder bagger in 2018.
The machine is powered by an air-cooled, 113 cubic-inch (1,854cc) V-twin fuel-injected engine. Other features include traction control, a heated seat for the rider and passenger, a full-featured infotainment system and “Drive Mode” settings that adjust throttle response.
Yamaha says the V-twin engine boasts 126 pound-feet of torque to provide smooth and responsive power delivery. Lightweight forged alloy pistons, carefully-tuned twin counterbalancers and advanced composite engine mounts combine to deliver the raw character of V-Twin engine performance without excessive vibration.
Plus, the tuning fork company says, the new six-speed transmission features ratios chosen to make the most of the huge low-end torque. Brisk acceleration in lower gears keeps the Star Eluder ready for action, while highway cruising at 75 mph in sixth gear is achieved at an ultra-smooth 2,750 RPM.
The Star Eluder infotainment system includes seven-inch full-color LCD screen that displays an array of information. It’s controlled through a touchscreen, handlebar controls or voice commands via accessory headset and mic. Yamaha says that by integrating vehicle systems into the infotainment console, running data such as the trip computer, remaining fuel range and air temperature can be easily confirmed on-screen, while elements such as the heated seat can be controlled by the rider.
Yamaha also notes that up front the bike has an 18-inch wheel with a 130/70 radial tire for a light and neutral steering feel, while the rear 16-inch rim mounts a large 200/55 radial for style and road grip.
Both rider and passenger can customize their comfort and ride position. Five-position hand levers cater to the rider, while height-adjustable floorboards cater to the passenger. A fully heated seat keeps both the rider and passenger comfortable.
Pricing for the Star Eluder starts at $22,499.
For more information, go to www.yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/models/2018/star-eluder.