Cypress, CA – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., today debuted its lineup of 2016 models, including off-road models, Adventure Touring and Supersport Touring models, and Star cruiser models.
All four off-road models feature easy, push-button electric starting and precise fuel injection—handy features to have for hare scrambles, GNCC, and enduro competition where quick decisions can mean the difference between winning and coming up short.
The YZ450FX shares the YZ450F's revolutionary, rearward-slanted-cylinder design, with a reversed cylinder head and forward-positioned, straight intake. The YZ450FX delivers a controllable, torquey power character with strong, top-end power tuned specifically for cross-country racing. In addition, the bike features cross-country-specific suspension tuning, a wide-ratio five-speed transmission, enduro-specific multiplate clutch, and an electric starter and main-switch-free electrical system to help reduce rider fatigue and provide easier race-start launches.
The 2016 YZ450FX comes in Team Yamaha Blue/White, will retail for $8,890, and be available in Yamaha dealerships beginning in November.
Introduced one year ago, with immediate sales and racing success, the light, nimble, and powerful YZ250FX is back for 2016 in Team Yamaha Blue/White, with a suggested retail price of $7,890. The 2016 YZ250FX will arrive in dealerships beginning in October.
For enduro racers and aggressive trail riders, the WR450F is all-new for 2016. Equipped with the YZ450F's revolutionary, rearward-slanted-cylinder design, with a reversed cylinder head and forward-positioned, straight intake. The WR450F has an enduro-specific exhaust silencer, an electric starter and main-switch-free electrical system, and an ECU tuned specifically for enduro riding. In addition, a wide-ratio five-speed transmission and enduro-specific multiplate clutch are ideal for the rigors of tight woods riding and racing.
The 2016 WR450F will be available in Team Yamaha Blue/White at a suggested retail price of $8,990, and will be available in Yamaha dealerships beginning in November.
With MX champion YZ250F components in a light, agile enduro package for tight woods riding and racing, the WR250F returns for 2016 in Team Yamaha Blue/White and will retail for $7,990. Yamaha dealers will begin receiving the 2016 WR250F in October.
An eminently powerful and eternally cool performance V-four cruiser that still remains in a class of its own, the 2016 VMAX continues to lead the pack. For 2016, the VMAX returns in Galaxy Blue with a suggested retail price of $17,990. It will be available in dealerships beginning in November.
A custom-style chopper with performance-focused engineering, the brawny, 113-cubic-inch Raider returns for 2016 in Candy Red with a suggested retail price of $14,990. Dealerships will receive the Raider beginning in December.
The mid-size Stryker and Stryker Bullet Cowl return for 2016 with brand-new color schemes. The Stryker will be available in Galaxy Blue with an MSRP of $11,690, and the Stryker Bullet Cowl will be available in Matte Gray with an MSRP of $12,090. Both motorcycles will arrive in dealerships beginning in November.
The Bolt C-Spec, a cool, café-style version of the popular urban-bobber-style Bolt, returns for 2016 sporting a new Desert Bronze color scheme. It will be available in dealerships beginning in January at a suggested retail price of $8,690.
Star Motorcycles' V Star line offers a variety of models for cruiser riders with varying needs, from entry-level beginnings, to customization, to long-haul touring.
At the top of the V Star lineup is the V Star 1300 Deluxe, a fully-loaded V-twin bagger with a fairing, integrated dash, modern audio system with GPS, and locking hard bags. For 2016, the V Star 1300 Deluxe is offered in Charcoal Silver with an MSRP of $14,090. It will be available in dealerships beginning in January.
The V Star 1300 Tourer, with its powerful V-twin engine, sporty handling, low seat, hard bags, backrest, and windshield, returns for 2016 in Raspberry Metallic. New this year is the addition of an easily removable windshield and backrest designed to let the rider quickly change the look and feel of this classic Star cruiser. The V Star 1300 Tourer returns with a suggested retail price of $12,390. It will also be available in dealerships beginning in January.
For serious middleweight performance and style in a confidence-inspiring ride, you can't beat the V Star 950 Tourer. The V Star 950 Tourer also benefits from the addition of an easily removable windshield and backrest. Available in Raven for 2016 with a suggested retail price of $9,790, the V Star 950 Tourer will be available in dealerships beginning in November.
The venerable, shaft-drive V Star Custom, with its old-school hot-rod styling, lightweight 40-cubic-inch V-twin engine, and easy handling, returns for 2016 in Electric White with an MSRP of $6,990. It will arrive in dealerships in October.
Completing the V Star lineup for 2016 is the V Star 250, a compact custom cruiser with a 27-inch seat height and a V-twin engine that offers plenty of torque, smooth power delivery, and incredible fuel economy. Offered in Electric White for 2016, the V Star 250 has a suggested retail price of $4,390 and will be available in dealerships beginning in October.
Personalization has always been a key attribute with every Star cruiser, and the mantra "we build it, you make it your own" proves true, as the wide range of custom Star accessories easily lets the rider make his or her ride their very own.
At the top of the Yamaha Adventure Touring model lineup is the do-everything Super Ténéré ES, with its compact and powerful 1199cc, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder, four-stroke engine, and electronically adjustable suspension. With four preload settings, three damping adjustments, and an additional seven adjustments that fine-tune the damping even more, the Super Ténéré ES suspension can be dialed in perfectly to meet the needs of the rider, passenger, and the amount of cargo and terrain.
The Super Ténéré returns for 2016 in two new colors: Raven and special-edition Sixtieth Anniversary Yellow/Black. The Raven model will retail for $15,090, and the Sixtieth Anniversary model will retail for $15,590. Both colors will be available in dealerships beginning in November.
Yamaha's Supersport Touring 2016 FJ-09 continues to be a motorcycle that offers the most performance, versatility, and value you can find in one motorcycle. With its 847cc, liquid-cooled, in-line 3-cylinder, "Crossplane Crankshaft Concept" engine, the FJ-09 delivers an exciting, torquey, and quick-revving engine character, along with an upright riding position for a stress-free, comfortable riding experience. Whether riding solo, with a passenger, and with or without the accessory slim-design hard bags mounted and filled with your belongings, the FJ-09 is ready for your next adventure.
The 2016 FJ-09 will be available in two color options: Raven and Matte Silver. With a suggested retail of $10,490, it will be available in dealerships beginning in October.
For more information on all the 2016 models from Yamaha—including features, specifications, photos, and videos—please visit www.StarMotorcycles.com and www.yamahamotorsports.com. Also, check out "YamahaMotorUSA" on your favorite social media sites.