Yamaha Video Teases New Touring Model for Sept. 6

Kevin Duke
by Kevin Duke

Clues suggest model may be called the "Yamaha Eluder"

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA introduced a new “Journey Further” video today that foreshadows the introduction of a new touring motorcycle that will be unveiled on September 6, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. PDT on the company’s website.

The video is appropriately vague so as to not reveal the motorcycle, but we are given enough info to know that it will be a cruiser-style bike with touring aspirations, perhaps something built on the new Venture platform. This is also separate from a different teaser campaign Yamaha has been running for a new side-by-side, which some other outlets falsely assumed was for a new adventure bike.

In the new video, we are shown interviews with two riders who have put many miles on their Star Raider and Road Star, and they speak about the feeling of freedom they get from riding motorcycles.

“Not until we escape can we truly be found,” reads the video’s title overlays. “Prepare to… Elude the elements. Elude conformity. Elude everything else. Journey further.”

The repetition of the word elude makes us think the new model might be called Eluder, and that guess is backed up by a trademark filing Yamaha made last year.

“We were thrilled to introduce a new transcontinental touring model earlier this year with the unveiling of the Star Venture, and we are looking forward to the exciting introduction of another new model in this luxury motorcycle segment,” said Derek Brooks, Yamaha’s Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “Although details elude the video we posted today, we encourage everyone to check out our website on September 6 as we continue our journey.”

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  • CFLAP CFLAP on Aug 31, 2017

    V4 cruiser with high tech?

  • Eric Eric on Aug 31, 2017

    Probably a bagger version of the Venture. They showed the Raider in the video. Unless of course they have been working on a entirely new frame/platform during the same time they released the Venture.