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Star Motorcycles Announces 'My Bolt Style' Video Contest

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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 Bolt C-Spec motorcycle, the Second-Place Prize is a $500 credit toward Star apparel ...

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2016 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles Early Releases

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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, inline, twin-cylinder, DOHC, 8-valve engine with fuel injection, which provides outstanding low- to mid-range torque with very ...

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Winner Named In The 'Battle Of The Bolts'

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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 competed against each other in building the coolest custom Bolts on the planet. Starting with stock Bolt motorcycles, competing dealers added Star Custom Accessories, ...

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New for 2015: Big Bangs for the Buck

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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 otherwise noted, pricing is TBD. BMW The R ...

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

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Baggers, with their broad fairings and hard saddlebags, are popular these days, but classically styled cruisers with windshields and leather saddlebags have been mainstays of the touring world for decades. For this comparison test, we assembled a quartet of middleweight metric cruisers available from the factory as touring-ready models. All four are 2014 models (none will change for 2015 except ...

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2014 Star V Star 950 Tourer

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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 250 to the domineering, 179-horsepower Vmax. Nestled between the 649cc V Star Custom and the V Star 1300 ...

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

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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 ZX-14R—beats the Vmax), but those plastic-clad repli-racers are elegant and almost dainty by comparison, like sinewy ballerinas. These freaks of engineering are thick-necked, ...

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New for 2014 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles

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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 Red colors for the $7,990 bike. Now it says that most of the 2013 Sport line—YZF-R1, YZF-R6, FZ6R, FZ1 and FJR1300A—will join the FZ-09 for 2014 ...

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2013 Middleweight Metric Cruiser Comparison Review

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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 recipes dutifully but ending up with bland results. The artistry, the ability to create a dish that’s just right, is ...

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