This is the new-for-2011 Yamaha Stryker – the firm’s most extreme custom yet, aimed squarely at the Honda Fury.
The 1300cc V-twin Stryker is based on the XVS1300 Midnight star, sharing its 1304cc; fuel-injected, liquid-cooled motor delivering 78.8ftlb of torque.
Like the Fury it has an extreme chopper style with raked out forks, a slim, 21-inch front wheel, low 26.4-inch seat, fat 210-section rear tyre and dual exhausts.
Yamaha also says its more authentic than some of its rivals having steel mudguards “rather than the cheap plastic fenders found on some competitors”.
The Stryker comes in three colour schemes: Raven black, Impact blue and Reddish copper. It’s priced between $10,990 and $11,240. The Fury retails in the US at $12,999 and £12,071 in the UK.
Yamaha UK say “It’s definitely not coming to the UK”. However, that’s what Honda said about the Fury…