2012 Star Motorcycle
The granddaddy of the power cruiser movement, the Star VMax is strongman boasting 102 cubic inch V-4 powerplant with double overhead cams and four-valves per cylinder.
It’s not weak off the bottom, but rev it up and the bike snaps into hyperdrive.
If you aren’t holding on, you aren’t staying on; burnouts are a piece of cake. Not a one trick pony, the VMax exhibits nice handling characteristics in the canyons, despite it shaft drive and claimed 683-pound wet weight.
For 2012, the VMax gets a new side cover finish and gray seat stitching.
2012 Star VMAX Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC V-4
- BORE x STROKE: 90mm x 66mm
- TRANSMISSION: 5-speed
- WHEELBASE: 66.9 inches
- RAKE: 31 degrees
- SEAT HEIGHT: 30.5 inches
- WET WEIGHT: 683 pounds
- PRICE: $19,890
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