Yamaha's 1997 Drag Star 650 Twin is a grown-up, restyled version of the Virago 535. The XV535 Virago has been a big seller in Europe since its launch in 1988, thanks to neat styling, gentle power delivery and its low-altitude seat, features that have made the bike popular with the increasing number of women riders. Because middleweight cruisers are so popular in Europe, the first of what is expected to be a new line of Yamaha twins has been introduced there first. Well, that’s not quite correct. The Drag Star has only been introduced to the European press so far, but Yamaha flew the European press to Palm Springs, California, to sample the new bike.