Yamaha has recently introduced a new XVS1300 bike which is already available at some dealers. The bike is a skillfully designed and built mix between a cruiser and a chopper and has several eye catching features of both styles. This and a few other major performance advantages - that's what is supposed to attract loads of attention to this model.
According to Yamaha, chopper's "raked out" front end with pulled back bars, completed with a comfortable low stepped dual seat and perfectly adjusted footrests, promises nothing but a joyful ride. That's what makes it a good cruiser and a great choice for travelers. Let's take a look at what else XVS 1300 has to offer.
Big and feisty 1304 cc V-twin belt drive engine is fitted with a liquid cooling system designed for the most efficient usage of all hoses and internal engine passages, with 5-speed transmission and fuel injector, tuned to prevent any waste of fuel and along with the valves, provides the perfect amount of it. That is impressive, but it's not all that the bike can be proud of! Besides obvious power and nimbleness, given by the high-torque 60-degree SOHC motor, developers promise a great handling as well.
The frame and a "radical" fork along with triple clamp were designed to provide easy and light straight line steering and handling. But this geometry also allows XVS 1300 to respond well when riding at low speed in the city. The bike comes with bulky slash-cut 2-into-2 exhaust pipes and wheels outfitted with low profile tires - 21" front and 18" rear. I bet, she roars pretty cool with such mufflers.
Yamaha mounted steel fenders for, as they say, "increased customizing potential". So, for the motorcyclists, who like using a wrench and always reworking something until it fits their style, that's probably the easiest way to do this.
The bike looks just awesome. 40 degree angle front end, bulky details and low seat position did their job. For more specs of Yamaha XVS1300 head over here.
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