Motorcycle News 2014: Yamaha XVS1300 Custom, Chopper style
Yamaha completes its 2014 with Yamaha XVS1300 Custom cruiser range. A model already known in the United States as Star Stryker, coming to energize a family already rebooted by the Yamaha XV950 Bolt. The new Yamaha XVS1300 Custom setting on a long, low frame, with a raised edge portion and a chopper way caster angle 40 ° (!) To distinguish itself in the custom market ‘exotic’. A bet had already tried with Honda VT 1300 CX … unfortunately without success.
But where the Fury played West Coast Choppers, the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom plays…. Namely, inter alias, an engine focused on performance: a V-twin at 60 ° from 1,304 CC liquid-cooled, single camshaft in head, forged connecting rods, rocker arm rollers, ceramic coated cylinders and secondary transmission by belt. To optimize its performance – and its sound – this motor is equipped with a 2-2 slash-cut large diameter exhaust line.
In the pure tradition custom, Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is equipped with a saddle culminating only 670 mm and – very – advanced controls. To accentuate his muscular image, the ‘Stryker’ is equipped with alloy five-spoke low profile tires: 210/40-18 on the back, 120/70-21 at the front. Good news for customizes in the soul: the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is equipped with front fender and rear steel provides a customization to the map.