Author Topic: Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)  (Read 326 times)

Offline PAULRIDES

  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
  • I might be old, but can mount without help. HA!
Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:35:21 am »
It ain't for me at $23,000 and around 900 lbs, but it is good looking.

I am not into Big MCs  :groan to start with.

http://ridermagazine.com/2018/02/26/video-review-2018-yamaha-star-eluder/?ajs_uid=4246A3839912C7N&ajs_trait_oebid=7900E2474689B3Q
Ride Country Roads - a lot. :-)

Offline Chris

  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2074
  • curmudgeon in residence
Re: Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2018, 04:48:32 pm »
It ain't for me at $23,000 and around 900 lbs, but it is good looking.

I am not into Big MCs  :groan to start with.

http://ridermagazine.com/2018/02/26/video-review-2018-yamaha-star-eluder/?ajs_uid=4246A3839912C7N&ajs_trait_oebid=7900E2474689B3Q

I'm with you Paul...a 900 lb motorcycle is ridiculous.   A fully equipped BMW R1200RT clocks in at about 600 lbs and seems perfectly capable of hauling me, a friend, and all kinds of stuff wherever I might choose to go and there are plenty of others that can do the same.  900 lbs and I haven't even packed it and gotten on yet?  That Yammie is going to be getting damn close to 3/4 ton by the time it rolls out of the gas station to head out on a trip with a full load of people, luggage and fuel.  Hell, an old VW Beetle only weighed about 1600-1700 lbs ready to go.  Ridiculous.
CHRIS
________________________

CURRENT BIKES

1978 GS1000C / 1979 GS1000S / 1981 CM400C / 1986 RG500 GAMMA / 1988 R100RS / 1991 K100RS / 1997 GSF1200 BANDIT

Offline Luvmystar

  • Moderator
  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2468
Re: Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 07:08:05 pm »
The big touring bikes have been in that weight range for awhile now.Price is right there with the goldwing and Harley.I don't remember but I think the Kawasaki is the cheapest right now.The wing has evolved into an expensive sport tourer shedding weight,size,and storage while keeping the price tag.I think the future of this segment is in big trouble going forward.
Marc

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

Offline PAULRIDES

  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5363
  • I might be old, but can mount without help. HA!
Re: Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 09:19:24 pm »
See a lot of folks riding Big Ol MCs (in the 800 to 1000 lb range).

I THINK many are purely riding local roads and not touring. Then I can't ride here or there cause the roads are too bad (and might get it dirty).  :groan

Whatever turns you on, different strokes for different folks.  :happypep
Ride Country Roads - a lot. :-)

Offline Chris

  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2074
  • curmudgeon in residence
Re: Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 11:54:51 am »
The big touring bikes have been in that weight range for awhile now.Price is right there with the goldwing and Harley.I don't remember but I think the Kawasaki is the cheapest right now.The wing has evolved into an expensive sport tourer shedding weight,size,and storage while keeping the price tag.I think the future of this segment is in big trouble going forward.

I know you're right but the big touring rigs are getting outrageous.   At least Honda realized the problem and the new Wing is much lighter reversing the trend towards ever bigger and heavier bikes.
CHRIS
________________________

CURRENT BIKES

1978 GS1000C / 1979 GS1000S / 1981 CM400C / 1986 RG500 GAMMA / 1988 R100RS / 1991 K100RS / 1997 GSF1200 BANDIT

Offline Luvmystar

  • Moderator
  • Legendary Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2468
Re: Yamaha Star Eluder Video (Rider Magazine)
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2018, 06:14:45 pm »
I don't know the weights but actually Honda reduced the size of the wing after the 1500 back in 01.I think their is alot to be liked about the new touring bikes.I doubt I will be riding enough longer for one of these to be in my garage.
Marc

Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.