2018 Yamaha Star Eluder
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The ultimate V-Twin bagger combines huge, emotional V-Twin power and near-sport tourer level handling with state-of-the-art comfort, styling and infotainment features.Features may include:
A massive 1854cc air-cooled V-twin powers Star Eluder with an arm-stretching 126 pound-feet of torque, for effortless passing power even when fully loaded. And while the competition promotes their “new” four-valve cylinder heads, Yamaha has been refining the four-valve, twin-spark-plug, pent-roof engine design for nearly 20 years, delivering exceptional power and drivability that leaves the rest of the class in the dust.Smooth Running and Charismatic
The Star Eluder engine delivers its huge torque with a thrilling V-twin pulse that brings excitement to every ride. And thanks to lightweight forged alloy pistons, carefully-tuned counterbalancers and advanced composite engine mounts, the Star Eluder creates a luxuriously smooth ride, whether cruising across town or across the state line.
Mounted high in the cockpit for excellent visibility, the 7-inch full-color LCD display puts a huge array of information and control at the rider’s fingertips. Controlled via touchscreen, handlebar controls or voice commands, this infotainment package gives the rider access to vehicle control and data, a range of audio sources and wireless Bluetooth® communications options. The locking fairing storage includes a USB charging and interface port to keep devices topped up, too.Communications Suite
By linking a Bluetooth®-equipped smartphone, the Star Eluder keeps the rider in touch with the outside world directly through the infotainment display.
The Star Eluder is built around an advanced hybrid chassis designed for agile, confidence-inspiring handling, with advanced composite engine mounts that isolate vibration without sacrificing chassis rigidity. The main steel frame is precisely tuned for optimal handling, while the rear subframe makes use of Yamaha’s advanced aluminum die-casting techniques to reduce weight and centralize mass even further. The balanced chassis gives the Eluder a combination of solid straight-line stability with agility on the curviest of roads.Centralized Mass
Thanks to the semi-dry-sump engine, advanced frame design and careful positioning of major components, turn-in and direction changes require less effort, for a sporty, responsive ride with less fatigue.
Long rides don’t stop when the sun goes down, so the Star Eluder features all-LED lighting to maximize illumination. LED brake lights and turn signals boost visibility, while the quad LED headlight assembly punches a huge hole in the darkness with crisp, bright light. And since LED technology uses less power and lasts longer than traditional bulbs, Star Eluder owners can spend more time concentrating on riding.Advanced Luggage System
Star Eluder features a pair of cavernous saddlebags as well as two upper and one lower fairing storage compartments. To provide both convenience and security, the USB-equipped fairing storage compartment and saddlebags feature electric locking lids straight from the factory.
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