2011 Star Stryker | First Ride

Stryke out?

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Tom Riles, Brian J. Nelson

tech SPEC

Evolution
The liquid-cooled, four-valve V-twin from Star's V-Star 1300 installed in an all-new, raked-out chopper chassis.

Rivals
Harley-Davidson Night Rod Special, Honda Fury and Sabre.

TECH

Price: $10,990-$11,240
Engine type: l-c 60-deg. V-twin
Valve train: SOHC, 8v
Displacement: 1304cc
Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression: 9.5:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 5-speed
Claimed horsepower: na
Claimed torque: na
Frame: Tubular-steel double cradle
Front suspension: 41mm YHSJ fork
Rear suspension: YHSJ shock
Front brake: Two-piston caliper, 320mm disc
Rear brake: Single-piston caliper, 310mm disc
Front tire: 120/70-21 Bridgestone Exedra
Rear tire: 210/40-18 Bridgestone Exedra
Rake/trail: 34.0°/4.3 in.
Seat height: 26.4 in.
Wheelbase: 68.9 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal.
Claimed curb weight: 646 lbs.
Color: Raven, Impact Blue, Reddish Copper
Available: Now
Warranty: 12 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact:
Star Motorcycles
6555 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
800.962.7926
www.starmotorcycles.com

Verdict 3 out of 5 stars
Handles better than any bike with a 69-inch wheelbase and 40-degree rake should, but would benefit from increased power and a more rambunctious character.

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