The 2013 Yamaha XVS1300A Midnight Star is the perfect combination of laid-back cruiser, cutting-edge technologies and a classic exterior design. Yamaha’s design team have clearly spent a lot of time crowning the bike with perfect ergonomics, as details such as the spacious saddle (large enough for two people) and tech-filled interface of the handlebar show just how much consideration has gone into the bike.
Elements such as the Midnight Star’s twin balancers which help to cut out any unwanted vibrations make for an overall much more pleasant biking experience, and it becomes clear the biker was very much at the forefront of Yamaha’s mind when creating the thoughtful, yet highly stylised bike.
Just because the cruiser is laid-back, doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful. With a 60 degree V-twin engine, there is plenty of horsepower for you to enjoy. The long and low chassis gives the bike great handling, whilst also contributing to its trademark, timeless aesthetic. It would seem that due to the Midnight Star’s combination of classically inspired 1903’s styling and liquid cooled V-twin engine, this bike has not only style confidence, but the power to boot.