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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 09-06-2017, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Default Another new Yamaha

The Eluder.

2018 Yamaha Star Eluder | First Look Review | Rider Magazine



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I'm so happy I just about 💩 myself.....
Okay.....I was really hoping Yamaha would be doing a "bagger" version of the TC Venture. But "Eluder" ....com' on

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looks to much like a goldwing or Sport tour for me. Yuck!

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looks to much like a goldwing or Sport tour for me. Yuck!
Its not nearly as SportTour-ish as the BMW K1600B

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Yet to meet anyone unhappy with a Yamaha touring bike. Customer satisfaction is their thing.
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Its not nearly as SportTour-ish as the BMW K1600B
No but just ugly, i don't care how good they run or last, if it is ugly I can't ride it. Someone needs to pick up where Victory left off and they will end up with my future busness.

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The Japanese manufactures have no idea how to style an American cruiser, bagger or tourer....I knew this back in the 80's when they first start entering the market and it continues to this day. Don't get me wrong, they are good, even great motorcycles but clearly imitations.
We have no more Victory, so if I don't expand my horizons and try to appreciate what BMW and Yamaha have to offer I would be limited to choosing between Harley and Indian for my next bike.
Kawasaki, if they decide to get into this game could possible revamp the Vulcan Voyager or come up with something new. Suzuki can stick a turbo on the Hyabusa for all I care ...Forget Honda, this company, like Ducati is in design La-La Land...
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I was guess I will buck the current trend in that I think it is quite good looking, especially that totally different from most batwings ( like our Vic ) hot rod style fairing. The tech is great, and Yamaha quality may be the best in the business. I do not like 34 mpg even if it is offset by a 6.6 gal. tank. I also do not like 875 pounds or a hundred more than my Vic Cross Country I believe. I will check it out once it hits showrooms next winter ( or probably spring ).

That said what would really grab me, especially at my age is a lighter weight, tech loaded, feet forward, nimble and flickable, cruiser, bagger, tourer with about a 1300 cc, smooth as silk v4 that can achieve 50 mpg. Optional dct transmission would be welcome. Honda tried with the Ctx 1300, but like PaiN said above the Japanese mfgs. have little idea.
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I kinda like it. Reminds me of an old TransAm. I like that Blue. But, not enough to buy one...



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A RS Venture - sans trunk. I like it! I think I've said it before, but I sorta kinda wish that the new Yamaha was on the market a few years ago. All things considered, Beemers are too rich for my blood. Looked long and hard had the Kawi Voyager. The Venture (with cassette tape deck) was long out of production. Threw the dice with Victory. The Vic will have to work. Probably my last bike. Hope it stands up to the test of time.

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