Originally Posted by angelgarcia
For sure the aftermarket will all but disappear. As far as factory parts I believe they (Yamaha) is required to keep a stock and distribution of OE parts (not accessories like sissy bars, windshields,etc) for a number of years. Unfortunately, I don't see the Stryker having too much of a following like an XS650 or the Honda CB's from the 80's where there is still a decent aftermarket.
I assume mamma Yama knows what they are doing in leaving the cruiser market. I don't have a clue what the reason would be. The Bolt was pretty popular and they sold a ton of 650's and 1300's. But who knows, maybe they are pulling the cruisers for a couple/few years to rethink and totally redesign the Raider, Stryker and Bolt (doubtful).
Bolt is still there, and strangely enough vmax is still there. And vstar 250. All the rest of star lineup is gone. It doesn't seem to make any sense.