New Yamaha Cruiser Model June 5th?

New Yamaha Cruiser Model June 5th?

Has anyone been following the "Journey Further" videos they have been releasing?

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring

Looks like they are going to be building a big touring cruiser again. Looking forward to seeing what they have come up with. Hopefully a real competitor for the Electra/Street Glide. Maybe even the 1900cc motor in a touring package with a 6th gear? The only hint the video gives is picture of four headlights. I'm sure I wont be able to afford it regardless of what it is but it's exciting to see that they could be going after that market again. The 1300 is a great bike, I own one but it really isn't competition for the new Chieftains or Street/Electra Glides even if it is a lot more reliable and economical. Seeing them build a cruiser with some of their new tech (YCCT, ABS, Cruise, Traction Control) would be great. Maybe it will even trickle its way down the the 1300 at some point.


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Star Venture

The launch video explains Yamaha is shooting to blend traditional V-Twin appeal with leading-edge technology. Priced up there with H-D and Indian, the Venture had better be good.

I have test ridden the top dog Indian and look forward to comparing this new Yammer. Glad to see Yamaha jump into the fray with all new engine, 6-speed, nicely integrated frame-mounted fairing, etc.

https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/transcontinental-touring/models/2018/s...

k_hoona '07 V-Star 1300

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Just my luck

Waited on Yamaha for a bigger engine and, more importantly, a six speed tranny for a couple of years before trading my 1300T for a Victory XCT. Excited to see what Yamaha comes up with but probably won't be able to bring one home ..... but one never knows.