Harley-Davidson, Triumph, Star have new 2012 cruisers

James Raia

Three Gorgeous New Cruisers

Here’s a look at three new cruisers you’d love to ride down the beautiful open road. Good-looking cruisers are fun to ride, but it’s even more fun knowing you have nothing to worry about. Make sure to wear a helmet and get in touch with MotorcycleInsurance.com before hitting the road.

  1. Star Motorcycles Raider S
    A great new cruiser and head-turner is the Star Motorcycles Raider S. Star Motorcycles is a subsidiary of Yamaha, and their cruising bikes are quite impressive. The Raider S is a sleek and powerful machine that resembles a custom semi-chopper. This cruiser features a 113 cubic inch V-twin engine with a 5-speed transmission and belt drive. A double cradle raked swingarm frame, 5-spoke cast wheels, a custom sculpted seat, upswept dual exhaust, and pullback handlebars are standard equipment on this well-built cruiser. The Star Motorcycles Raider S features a 4.2 gallon fuel tank and it receives 42 mpg.
  2. Triumph Bonneville T100
    One of the world’s most respected and beloved brands of motorcycles is Triumph. The Triumph Bonneville models from the 1960s and 1970s are legendary, and the new Bonneville models are top-rate cruisers indeed. Three new Triumph Bonneville models are available, including the T100. This retro-style cruiser is very similar in appearance to the classic Bonnevilles from the 1960s. With its two-tone paint job, parallel twin engine, spoked wheels and chrome Triumph fuel tank badges, this cycle is an aesthetically pleasing sight.

    With its fuel-injected 865cc motor and 5-speed transmission, the Triumph Bonneville T100 has plenty of power, but it also retains the elegance, distinctive sound and fine engineering that Triumphs are known for. This classic British cycle receives 43 mpg city and 57 mpg highway.

  3. Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 CustomAnother excellent new cruiser is the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom. This rough and ready yet stylish motorcycle has equipped a 73.3 cubic inch engine that produces the unique throaty roar that only Harley-Davidsons possess.

    When you’re cruising on this classic American machine, people will take notice. Available in four colors, this motorcycle carries on the tradition of motorcycling excellence that Harley-Davidson represents.

    The new Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom features a thick front end with a fat front tire, pull-back handlebars, forward-mounted controls, a two-up custom seat, and hand finished fuel tank.


Article Last Updated: July 18, 2013.

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