As a 2012 indication year arrives and a economy is struggling to collect itself up, a vital OEMs have stayed rather regressive on releasing new models selecting instead to give their stream lineup a lovely of sorts, even if that usually means adding a conflicting paint intrigue or new decals. The “Bold New Graphics” approach, as we attention forms call it.
Yamaha and a cruise line, Star Motorcycles, is one of those manufacturers imperfect on a side of counsel with subsequent year’s travel lineup. This notwithstanding being a second-best offered code for cruisers 900cc and adult final year (behind some association from Milwaukee…), and with a Raider being a best offered “high end” metric cruiser above 1300cc for a same time period. On a competition side of things, Josh Herrin’s and Josh Hayes’ success on an YZF-R6 and R1, respectively, have finished small to remonstrate Yamaha to come out with something new. But that’s not to contend a association doesn’t have some sparkling surprises in store.
First some bad news: those anticipating Yamaha would betray a new YZF-R6 for 2012 will be disappointed. The same simple indication we’ve seen given 2008 will see a approach into another year, nonetheless freshened adult with some conflicting paint schemes. In fact, not usually is a R6 a same from final year, a FJR1300A, FZ1, FZ8, FZ6R and WR250R are all copies of a 2011 versions with new colors and cost hikes of $100 – $200.
On a Star side, models returning from final year are a V Star 950, V Star 950 Tourer, V Star 1300, V Star 1300 Tourer, Road Star, Road Star Silverado, Stryker, Raider and Venture. These are unvaried solely for conflicting tone options and a cost boost of $100 compared to 2011.