New York IMS: Performance Machine's new Star stuff for Yamaha

Publish Date: 
Dec 31, 1969

Performance Machine's Ted Sands unveiled a new Star Raider featuring a slew of PM bolt-on parts that will be part of Yamaha's expanded parts and accessories catalog.

"It's a great piece to show what can be done with bolt-on parts," says Sands of the tricked-out Raider. "We're going to be a very big part of [Yamaha's catalog], especially with the Raider."

Sands ran down a list of PM products featured on Yamaha's big cruiser: seat, fender, fender struts, risers, wheels, rotors, calipers, master cylinder, grips, and forward controls. The parts made for a muscle-y make-over for the star.

"It's going to be a great year for Yamaha and this is going to make its way down to the dealerships," Sands says, adding that the catalog — which now features products from such brands as Arlen Ness, ASV, Brembo, Marchesini and other big vendors — will really help dealers with one-stop shopping when ordering P&A.


Posted by Dennis Johnson