After the grand introduction of the Star Venture, Yamaha surprised us again with the new 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder Bagger.
The Star Eluder carries to iconic bagger design with a low and menacing facade paired with a badass 1,854cc air-cooled, V-twin engine similar to the Star Venture.
For the US market, the Yamaha Bagger has been priced at $22,499 (around RM94,878 after direct conversion).
Check it out, folks! After the grand introduction of their 2018 Yamaha Star Venture transcontinental super tourer, Yamaha has graced us again with yet another amazing addition to their super tourer line-up. Presenting the 2018 Yamaha Star Eluder Bagger.
While the Star Eluder (what a cool name) shares a lot of similarities to the Star Venture (sounds like the perfect space craft for the Star Lord of Guardians of the Galaxy), it carries the bagger trademark design to appeal to the cool and more badass crowd in the market.
To know more about the 2018 Yamaha Star Venture transcontinental tourer, CLICK HERE.
Apart from the missing trunk and passenger backrest, the Star Eluder is a simpler machine compared to the Star Venture as it is not equipped with some of the transcontinental cruiser’s features such as the reverse-drive Sure-Park system, grip heaters, electronically-adjustable windscreen, tire pressure monitor and fog lights.
This also means that the 2018 Star Eluder is lighter by weight compared to the Star Venture with a difference of over 37kg! Without all these extra parts and features, it also means that the Star Eluder will priced at a much lower figure compared to its super tourer sibling.
Both of these Yamaha bikes share the same 1,854cc air-cooled, V-twin engine which drives down all that power to the rear wheel via a six-speed transmission. The addition of a ride-by-wire throttle control system offers two different riding modes; “Touring” and “Sport”. Traction and cruise control are available as standard of the Star Eluder.
The main steel frame plus aluminium die cast sub frame has been fitted with a front 46mm telescopic fork and a rear remote preload-adjustable shock absorber to ensure smooth sailing across vast highway environments. Stopping power comes in the form of dual front 298mm discs plus a single 320mm rear disc together with standard ABS and Yamaha’s Unified Brake System for superior braking performance.
To add more touches of luxury to the Star Eluder, a 7-inch LCD infotainment system is integrated which can be controlled via its touch screen (YES, TOUCH SCREEN), handlebars toggles or even voice command if you have are Bluetooth-enabled. Other standard features include a smart key system, USB ports and a 12V outlet to charge any of your mobile devices.
For the US market, the Yamaha Bagger has been priced at $22,499 (around RM94,878 after direct conversion). If this baby were to arrive on Malaysian shores, we won’t be surprised if the price is jacked beyond the RM160,000 mark thanks to our country’s import duties and taxes.
Image source: Yamaha Motor USA