Call it the cruiser for people who don't really like cruisers. Not the overweight, underpowered, ill-handling variety anyway. Introduced as a Yamaha in 2002 before becoming part of the Star lineup, the 102 cubic-inch Warrior is a potent if unlikely mix of tradition and technology. Its 48-degree V-twin is air-cooled, cuing four valves atop each 3.8-inch bore via pushrods. That comparatively orthodox cruiser engine lives in a distinctly unorthodox aluminum frame, and exhales through a suspiciously sporty-looking exhaust can. Speaking of sporty, those four-pot front brake calipers and that 41mm inverted cartridge fork are retired YZF-R1 bits, and the finished product undercut Honda's original VTX1800 by a full 100 lbs. All of which means this 658-lb. package is much more fun to ride than the average neo/retro chrome mastodon. Yamaha's broad, oddly angled handlebar makes for light steering around town, but unfurls you like a spinnaker on the freeway. Otherwise, upright ergonomics, abundant legroom and a comfy seat keep the rider happy. Passenger accommodations, however, are tight.