Following the June announcement of several early-release 2016 Yamaha and Star Motorcycles models, including the FZ-07, FZ-09, Bolt and Bolt R-Spec, Yamaha and Star have announced nearly all of their remaining 2016 cruiser, sport and adventure touring lineup.
2016 Star Motorcycles
Most Star Motorcycles cruiser models return for 2016 with the same prices as 2015 but with new colors.
- Vmax: available in Galaxy Blue in November 2015 for $17,990
- Raider: available in Candy Red in December 2015 for $14,990
- Stryker: available in Galaxy Blue in November 2015 for $11,690
- Stryker Bullet Cowl: available in Matte Gray in November 2015 for $12,090
- Bolt C-Spec: available in Desert Bronze in January 2016 for $8,690
V Star 1300 Deluxe: available in Charcoal Silver in January 2016 for $14,090
- V Star 1300 Tourer: new for 2016, the windshield and passenger backrest are now quick-release for easy removal but also lockable for security; available in Raspberry Metallic in January 2016 for $12,390
- V Star 950 Tourer: new for 2016, the windshield and passenger backrest are now quick-release for easy removal but also lockable for security; available in Raven in November 2015 for $9,790
- V Star Custom: available in Electric White in October 2015 for $6,990
- V Star 250: available in Electric White in October 2015 for $4,390
Last year saw the release of an all-new YZF-R1 liter-class sportbike, with a new engine, chassis and light-weight design and a MotoGP-derived electronics package. The YZF-R1 returns for 2016 in three color schemes: Matte Gray and Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver models will retail for $16,490 and the limited-edition 60th Anniversary Yellow/Black is priced at $16,990; available in dealerships beginning in February 2016.
Also returning is the top-of-the-line YZF-R1M, with Öhlins Electronic Racing Suspension (ERS), standard Y-TRAC Communication Control Unit (CCU) and carbon fiber bodywork, in a Carbon Fiber/Liquid Metal color scheme for an MSRP of $21,990; available in February 2016.
For the street-focused sportbike enthusiast, for 2016 Yamaha is introducing a third R1 model, the YZF-R1S, which replaces some of the R1’s higher-spec components like the titanium connecting rods and exhaust headers, magnesium oil pan and wheels, and softer-compound tires with lower-cost components. The result is a liter-class sportbike with a slightly higher curb weight that sacrifices virtually none of its real-world R1 performance. The 2016 YZF-R1S will be available in Matte Gray or Intensity White/Raven/Rapid Red for $14,990 in February 2016.
The middleweight YZF-R6 also returns for 2016 in three different color schemes: Matte Gray for $10,990, Team Yamaha Blue/Matte Silver for $11,190 or limited-edition 60th Anniversary Yellow/Black for $11,490; available in October 2015.
Yamaha’s entry-level/commuter sportbike, the FZ6R, returns for 2016 in Raven for $7,790, and will be in dealerships in November 2015.
In the adventure-touring category, the 2016 Super Ténéré ES with electronic suspension adjustment will be available in Raven for $16,190 in November 2015. The Super Ténéré returns for 2016 in two new colors: Raven for $15,090 or special-edition 60th Anniversary Yellow/Black for $15,590; available in November 2015.
In the sport-touring category, the FJ-09 returns for 2016 in Raven or Matte Silver for $10,490 and will be in dealerships in October 2015. No word yet on the FJR1300 or FJR1300 ES, but Yamaha said another 2016 model announcement will come later this fall.
On the retro front, the kickstart-only SR400 returns for 2016 in Onyx for $5,990 in October 2015.