2010 Star Stratoliner Deluxe Review —

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Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe

Dark Star bagger

good to be a cruiser these or more correctly, to be in the business of cruisers.

Despite the miserable and state of the motorcycle industry we’re all painfully familiar cruiser sales suffer the according to info from Brooks, Product Planning for Star Motorcycles .

In December ’09 sales were roughly units according to a graph from MIC figures; the next category, Sport, saw roughly sales in that same Talk about your staying power.

So, not only have cruisers a safe product bet the past years, as of late the bagger has taken off, too, brands further expansion into the sales-reliable cruiser

But don’t take Star’s on the recent resurgence of baggers. You only look at Victory ’s introduction of not one, but two hardbag-equipped the Cross Country and Cross

With the Stratoline Deluxe, is ready to ride the swelling wave.

Based on the Roadliner platform, the is something of an already-accessorized Roadliner. Put ‘Liner next to one another, and enough on the Deluxe to create an model. However, if you already own a and now relish the notion of your in bagger form, you’ll be to accessorize your ‘Liner the 13.7-gallon saddlebags and fork-mounted that largely make the what it is, when those and other Star accessories toward the ‘Liners are made in the coming months.

But if you’d rather just the package ready to go, the Stratoliner is expected to hit dealers mid-May an MSRP of $17,490.

Wind in face…or not so much.

With a ride covering freeway, and surface street environs, as as several hours seat there was ample opportunity to get with Deluxe’s fairing and both of which were by GK Design International, located in California. The international design has done numerous projects in the with Star, as well as its company, Yamaha.

First impression of the new fairing is it sits somewhat closer to the than what the Victory Country’s fairing did based on my time aboard the Vic. I that maybe I’d have to excessive buffeting from the shorty windscreen, but the opposite was

A lengthy freeway blast at from legal to less-than-legal revealed limited buffeting for my 8-inch frame, while a rider that stands six and a half feet also had no The fairing does an admirable job of a pocket of mostly still air in of the rider, taking a lot of the windblast off the area.

The hardbags’ integrated styling sleek, and the single lock/pushbutton makes opening and closing easy as pie. Even waiting at a stoplight it was a cinch to reach around to the bag(s), pop open, access or deposit I needed, and shut them, all one hand.

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