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New Yamaha Touring Model to be Unveiled June 5 (with video)

Below is Part 3 of Yamaha’s “Journey Further” video series that focuses on the touring needs of Star cruiser owners. Without much difficulty, reading between the lines you can see that the June 5 model introduction will involve a tourer with several new features, including, perhaps, a reverse gear and extensive media elements (including, but not limited to, Bluetooth). Heated seats and cruise control would also seem likely.

The four-headlight image above is about the only indication of the new model’s looks. Here is the press release with information on the June 5 unveiling, followed by the video.

CYPRESS, Calif. – May 9, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today introduced a new “Journey Further” video via and their social media channels that announces an upcoming live internet unveil of an all-new motorcycle model. As the third installment in a four-part series, the video provides a welcome confirmation for a select group of Yamaha owners who received exclusive early access to the first two installments amidst speculation for a new model launch.

Featuring several long-time Yamaha motorcycle owners, the “Journey Further” video series highlights the exhilaration experienced by riders while touring on two wheels in “Part One,” and further expands on the exceptional emotional and important functional aspects of touring in “Part Two.”

The video introduced today, “Journey Further – Part Three,” moves beyond storied tributes and captures commentary related to the features most desired for touring motorcycle models.

“Everyone at Yamaha is very excited about what the future holds for all motorcycle riders who choose to experience the journey of a lifetime on two wheels, and we are looking forward to introducing a new model that embodies this spirit,” said Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager, Derek Brooks. “We invite you to join us for the countdown to June 5th as we prepare to journey further.”

The unveiling of this new motorcycle model will take place during the opening ceremonies at the upcoming Americade Rally in Lake George, New York, on Monday, June 5th, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. EDT, and a live internet video feed will be available at Social media coverage from the event will reference the hashtag #JourneyFurther.

To view the “Journey Further” videos, and learn more about the upcoming all-new model launch, please click the following link:

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  1. Travis says:

    I love the fact we have a new Yamaha tour bike coming out, Its about time. My two sense may not count for anything but…., Air-cooled really? Why go back to that….. I personally think they copied a goldwing platform, lay them side by side. I have yet to see one in person but they look like a great bike. Cant wait to take it for a test ride.

  2. Scott says:

    I can’t believe nobody’s watched the intro and come here already to post their opinions. (Hint: It’s an air-cooled V-twin touring bike… ) I can’t wait to hear the comments! LOL!