Editorial Note: Buried at the bottom of this press release is the following:
“With deep consideration of evolving global market trends and regulations that limit production volumes on certain models, the following Yamaha models will be discontinued after model year 2020: YZF-R6, VMAX, WR250R and SMAX.
“Yamaha understands the iconic history of these models. Regarding the future, Yamaha is continuously looking at new ideas and concepts to support and expand the market, as well as enhance our customers’ experiences.”
Yamaha Announces Remaining Line of 2021 Street Motorcycles
Performance, Technology and Style Come Standard
MARIETTA, Ga. – November 17, 2020 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today announced several 2021 Sport Heritage, Adventure Touring, Sport Touring, Transcontinental Touring and scooter models to join the recently released full line of Hyper Naked MT motorcycles.
From riding around town to long-distance touring, the Super Ténéré ES, FJR1300ES, Star Venture and XMAX scooter will continue their reign of Yamaha’s legendary performance. Returning to the 2021 motorcycle lineup, the Sport Heritage bikes including the Bolt R-Spec, V Star 250, XSR700 and XSR900 return with a mix of old-school classic looks and modern technological features.
2021 V Star 250
The light and nimble 2021 V Star 250 is the only V-Twin in its class. Coupled with a seat that is just 27 inches from the pavement, the V Star 250 is the perfect choice for riders who want fun in a small package.
The 2021 V Star 250 will be available in Raven for an MSRP of $4,499 and will be available at authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in December.
2021 Bolt R-Spec
With its electronic fuel injection and Transistor Controlled Ignition (TCI), the 2021 Bolt R-Spec delivers class-leading performance. The compact, stable chassis and the unique Bolt persona round out the Bolt R-Spec’s urban performance and style.
The 2021 Bolt R-Spec will be available in Raven for an MSRP of $8,499 and will be available at authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in December.
2021 XSR700 and XSR900
With timeless neo-retro style and performance-driven technology, the 2021 XSR700 and XSR900 are modern classics. The XSR700’s standout style and compact twin-cylinder engine not only give the bike unique power characteristics but a unique look while the XSR900 blends world-class engineering, a thrilling triple-cylinder engine and cutting-edge electronics with retro-influenced bodywork for a nostalgic yet modern ride.
The 2021 XSR700 will be available in Radical White/Rapid Red for an MSRP of $8,499 and the 2021 XSR900 will also be available in Radical White/Rapid Red for an MSRP of $9,499. Both models will begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in December.
2021 Super Ténéré ES
Rugged, durable and built for superior long-distance adventure touring, the 2021 Super Ténéré ES is made for exploring beyond the pavement. With its exceptionally compact 1199cc engine and electronically adjusted suspension, the Super Ténéré ES’s features are designed for riding across town or for riding across the continent.
The 2021 Super Ténéré ES will be available in Matte Raven Black for an MSRP of $16,299 and will be available at authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in December.
The 2021 FJR1300ES puts the “sport” in Supersport touring. The 1298cc, DOHC, 16 valve, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder engine delivers superb, smooth-running power and torque for unequaled muscular acceleration across the rpm range.
The 2021 FJR1300ES will be available in Liquid Graphite for an MSRP of $17,999 and will be available at authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in January 2021.
2021 Star Venture
The “top-of-the-line” transcontinental tourer, the 2021 Star Venture features a high torque, 1854cc V-Twin engine. Combined with cutting-edge comfort- and technology-focused rider aides, the Star Venture features GPS navigation, SiriusXM®, additional speakers and Yamaha’s exclusive Dual Zone audio control as well as standard LED fog lights, additional onboard storage and a security alarm.
The 2021 Star Venture will be available in Intensity White or Impact Blue for an MSRP of $26,999. The Venture will be available at authorized Yamaha dealers beginning in December.
The 2021 XMAX is the ultimate sport scooter with its fuel efficient and performance-proven engine, convenience and technology and the luxurious, comfortable yet practical features.
The 2021 XMAX will be available in Matte Midnight Blue for an MSRP of $5,699 and will begin arriving at authorized Yamaha dealers in April 2021.
With deep consideration of evolving global market trends and regulations that limit production volumes on certain models, the following Yamaha models will be discontinued after model year 2020: YZF-R6, VMAX, WR250R and SMAX.
Yamaha understands the iconic history of these models. Regarding the future, Yamaha is continuously looking at new ideas and concepts to support and expand the market, as well as enhance our customers’ experiences.
Consumers can contact their local Yamaha dealer on the remaining model year 2020 availability of these discontinued models.
To learn more about these models, as well as Yamaha’s complete lineup of 2021 motorcycles, visit https://www.yamahamotorsports.com/motorcycle.
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About Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company’s ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States.
YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana).