From the Land of The Rising Sun, the Yamaha Motor Company shines once more across the cruiser motorcycling landscape with its latest offering, the 2016 Yamaha Stryker Bullet Cowl. A healthy dose of attitude topped off by a bold, aerodynamic bullet cowl makes for what’s arguably the world’s ultimate midsize chopper-inspired custom.
Engine and Transmission
The Stryker’s 1304cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine with a 9.5:1 compression ratio and dual counter-balancers links to special compact rocker arms with needle bearings on its Cam Drive facilitate the smooth delivery of power to the asphalt, maintain a classic big cruiser sound and pulse as well as reducing top-end weight for superlative mass-decentralization. Advanced ceramic-composite-plated cylinders, with four valves per cylinder (36mm intake, 32mm exhaust), provide inimitable combustion efficiency.
Electronic twin 40mm bore fuel injection systems provides the optimal precision across the full range of engine rpm. 5-speed transmission and a low maintenance Belt Final Drive deliver a smoother shifting feeling and more immediate throttle responsiveness than a shaft drive.
Chassis and Additional Features
The Stryker has a 6-degree yoke and raked triple clamps adding up to a combined 40-degree fork rake. The rear suspension is a bottom-link-type Monoshock system with a gas charged single shock equipped with an adjustable spring reload. A low seat height, real steel fenders, stylish aluminum custom wheels and low profile tires equate to a relaxed riding attitude without managing to inhibit the Stryker’s aggressive spirit.
Basic and Motor Specifications
Engine: 1304cc liquid-cooled Single Overhead Camshaft (SOHC) V-twin 8-valve
Bore x stroke: 100.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Seat Height: 26.4 Inches
Braking System: 320mm Front and 310mm Rear discs
Wheelbase: 68.9 Inches
Clutch: Multi-plate Wet-clutch
Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.0 Gallons
Fuel Delivery: Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Economy: 41 Miles-Per-Gallon
Ignition Method: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Set to make its appearance on American roads in the latter months of the year 2016, the 2016 Yamaha Stryker Bullet Cowl will come bearing a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $12,090 with add-ons and dealer factorizations determining the final sale price.