Yamaha has announced the 2011 model line up for Yamaha motorcycles and scooters, as well as Star cruiser bikes. The new lineup includes three new models, as well as many returning favorites.
Returning sport motorcycle models include the YZF-R1, YZF-R6, FZ1, FZ6R and FJR1300A in all new colors. Yamaha’s new model for Supersport riding is the awesome new FZ8 (read more on the Yamaha FZ8 here), a naked with street fighter styling and the promise of performance to match.
Yamaha’s 2011 scooter line up includes the TMax, Vino Classic, Zuma 125, Zuma 50, and the cult-favorite C3.
Returning motocross models include the award winning YZ450F with increased fuel capacity and YZ250F four-strokes, along with the YZ250, YZ125 and YZ85 two-strokes.
Serious off-roaders will welcome back the 2011 Yamaha WR450F and WR250F, both of which took last year off. Play riders can choose from the TT-R230, TT-R125LE and TT-R110E.
Smaller minibikes are on hold until the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) works out the lead-content controversy.
Dual-sport enduro models for 2011 include the Yamaha WR250X supermoto, WR250R, TW200 and XT250, with the Super Ténéré XT1200 coming out in the Spring as an early 2012 model (read more on the 2012 Tenere here). It’s a bike that has its roots in the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Returning models for Star Motorcycles in 2011 include VMax, Raider, Stratoliner Deluxe, Royal Star Venture S, Road Star S and Road Star Silverado S, all with new colors.
The V Star 1300 is also back, with a new handlebar, seat, more chrome and a new black frame. Its brother, the V Star 1300 Tourer also returns along with the V Star 950, 950 Tourer, V Star 650 Custom and V Star 250.
The big news from Star is the new Stryker, a new 1300 cc V Twin with chopper inspired looks and the modern custom performance (read more on the Star Stryker here).