Yamaha Roadliner: review, history, specs
|Front Tire||130/70-18 '06-07|
|Rear Tire||170/80-15 '06-07|
|Also called||Roadliner Midnight, Roadliner S, Roadliner XV1900A|
|Production||2006 - 2017|
|Bore / Stroke||100.0mm x 118.0mm|
|Horsepower||98.57 HP (73.5 KW) @ 4250RPM|
|Torque||123.92 ft/lbs (168.0 Nm) @ 2500RPM|
|Ignition||transistor controlled ignition|
|Transmission||Gear box: 5-speed
Final Drive: belt
|Suspension||Front: 46mm telescopic fork
Rear: single shock
|Brakes||Front: double disc. hydraulic.
Rear: single disc. hydraulic.
|Wheelbase||67.52 inches (1715 mm)|
|Length||102.01 inches (2591 mm)|
|Width||41.5 inches (1054 mm)|
|Height||43.31 inches (1100 mm)|
|Seat Height||27.8 inches (706 mm)|
|Weight||705.04 pounds (319.8 Kg) (dry), 340.2 kg (wet)|
|Fuel Capacity||4.5 Gallon (17.03 Liters)|
|Fuel Consumption||5.60 liters/100 km (17.9 km/l or 42.00 mpg)|
The Yamaha Roadliner XV1900A was a v2, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Yamaha between 2006 and 2017. Max torque was 123.92 ft/lbs (168.0 Nm) @ 2500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 98.57 HP (73.5 KW) @ 4250 RPM.
The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multidisc.
It came with a 130/70-m18 front tire and a 190/60-m17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. hydraulic. in the front and a single disc. hydraulic. in the rear. The front suspension was a 46mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a single shock. The Roadliner XV1900A was fitted with a 4.5 Gallon (17.03 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 705.04 pounds (319.8 Kg). The wheelbase was 67.52 inches (1715 mm) long.
2006 Yamaha Roadliner MidnightEdit
The 2005 Roadliner Midnight is all about black sobriety mixed with sheer road joy. With all the features of the big-bore Star family in place, top-drawer, impeccable styling was the only thing the new Roadliner was missing. The midnight trim brings in a glossy metallic black livery complemented by rich chrome accents, contrasting with the blacked out engine and cases, frame and forks. Too bad the mag wheels are still silver grey: all-back would have looked much much better.
2006 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
Another herald of the new-generation Star cruisers, the 2005 Roadliner S brings in lush fender styling with fluid, valanced profiles, revised turn signals and LED tail light, self-canceling turn signals, a fork lock integrated into the ignition switch, and rich chrome accents.
With a powerful 1853cc pushrod-actuated v-twin engine, the 2005 Roadliner S is great for both solo and two-up rides and it will effortlessly carry you across the stateline, along highways and up winding mountain roads.
2006 Yamaha RoadlinerEdit
The 2005 Roadliner combines the classic neo-retro looks of the big-bore Star bikes with modern technologies such as advanced engine building, EFI and sportbike-derived cylinder coating for a package which oozes head-turning factor and provides an equally rewarding feel.
With a bevy of chromed-out parts, lightweight wheels and frame and impeccable, luxurious paint, the base 2005 Roadliner model is an example of how cool can stock cruisers be, even without added bling.
2007 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
Just like the flagship Stratoliner received an all-chrome version, the 2006 Roadliner is offered in a special S trim, with S seemingly standing for "shiny". If you liked the base version of the Roadliner, and are a sucker for chrome, the Roadliner S will make your heart beat faster. There are only few spots on this bike who have not received a shiny coat of chrome.
Rich, luxurious and with a huge head-turning presence, the 2006 Roadliner S is the perfect choice for those who want to look sharp and ride in style, aboard a retro cruiser with tons of modern tech cleverly camouflaged under a "bikes of yore" disguise.
2007 Yamaha Roadliner MidnightEdit
The meaner the better: this seems to be the philosophy behind the 2006 Roadliner Midnight. The Roadliner was already an aggressively-styled cruiser, with a low stance and elongated wheelbase, and with the ample bars, rider floorboards and sculpted, wide seat providing a comfy stance.
The Midnight version brings forth a glossy, impeccable black paint for bodywork, engine, covers, guards and forks, with several chromed accents which stress the elegant styling even more. A massive headlight matches the beefy forks, as well. With 1854cc of air-cooled v-twin grunt and torque to make even the most discerning of riders smile with joy, the 2006 Roadliner Midnight is both a bike and a statement.
2007 Yamaha RoadlinerEdit
Powered by the same top-drawer 1854cc air-cooled v-twin engine like the Stratoliner, the 2006 Roadliner is however, a different kind of beast. Low, long and aggressive, the Roadliner sports ample bars reaching back to the generous seat, with ergonomics enhanced by the rider floorboards for a relaxed, long ride. Ample fenders shroud the cast wheels and a beefy headlight with classic looks and modern technology dominates the front end.
This cruiser comes with a 5-speed transmission and belt drive, heel-toe shifter and luxurious painting. Self-canceling clear-lens turn signals are also stock starting with this model year.
2008 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
The 2008 MY Roadliner S is a glorious expression of retro design cues brought back to life in a modern way, with a contemporary approach to the classic styling. Rich and luxurious, yet without being ridden with useless bling, this big-bore cruiser. Massive and compact, but with plenty of real estate for two, the Roadliner S is proudly showing off rich chrome details, two-tone paint, modern cast wheels and an overall impeccable craftsmanship.
The 1854cc v-twin and its 5-speed transmission, there are few occasion the Roadliner S will even need more grunt. From huge torque right off idle to excellent highway speed and passing power, this machine will always put a big grin on your face each time you twist the throttle.
2008 Yamaha Roadliner MidnightEdit
While the 2008 MY Roadliner was eager to show off its two-tone color scheme, the Midnight trim is a perfect example of how cool can glossy black and chrome be when mixed together the smart way. Retaining all the neo-retro character for the basic model, the 2008 MY Roadliner Midnight tells the seduction story of the dark side. A blacked-out engine with polished fins, black engine covers, fork and fork shrouds, frame and swingarm, the Roadliner Midnight is as elegant as it it sober.
Still, a twist of the throttle away, the blasting torque of the injected engine will effortlessly carry you up mountain roads, alongside highways and even in the urban clutter. The wheels could have been black, too.
2009 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
A great exponent of the neo-streamline movement, the 2009 MY Roadliner S packs in classic design cues and modern technologies, all intelligently mixed into a final product which harks back to the yesteryear bikes nostalgic riders sigh upon, but which delivers contemporary on-road performance and sheer riding pleasure.
A new 1854cc v-twin air-cooled engine delivers mind-blowing torque from the first rev bars off the idle point, while the revised aluminum frame offers superb rigidity for confident handling. A 5-speed transmission makes sure you've got plenty of nerve at your disposal, for both passing power and high-speed highway hauls, too.
2009 Yamaha Roadliner MidnightEdit
If you're looking at a Roadliner and it's all black and sober, with stylish chrome accents in key places, then you have Midnight machine in front of your eyes. The 2009 MY Roadliner Midnight retains all the amazing character of the basic model and infuses it with special graphics, in glossy black and chrome, with several brushed metal parts and obviously meant to turn heads.
Powerful to the limit where it can go against pretty much all the bikes in its category, the key asset of the Roadliner Midnight is its sleek, elegant livery. After all, if you're already riding a high-performance cruiser, why not riding one with first-class styling, too?
2010 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
Roadliner S is decked out in shiny Raven paint with blacked-out components throughout.The flagship of the Star line, and Cycle World magazine’s Best Cruiser for 2006 (CW’s 10 Best, July `06) is designed to show and go like no other cruiser before it, with big power and great handling.Powerful and beautiful 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod V-twin produces great thrust at any speed.Twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection ensures optimum engine efficiency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions. Neo-streamline design, including the first flangeless gas tank fitted to a Star, gives the Roadliner Midnight a completely distinctive look. Long and low aluminum frame provides great looks and light handling unlike any other full-size cruiser, thanks to near 50/50 weight distribution on the front and rear wheels. A sculpted seat makes the Roadliner Midnight an excellent place to sit on long rides. The Roadliner Midnight achieves fuel economy up to an estimated 42 mpg with a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.
2010 Yamaha RoadlinerEdit
The 2010 MY Roadliner is the basic big-bore cruiser meant to ride far and turn heads. A massive bike which boasts premium comfort for both rider and passenger thanks to its generous real estate, the Roadliner packs power and beauty in a machine which cannot go unnoticed.
You don't need us to tell you what an 1854cc v-twin feels like, as it's pretty easy to imagine the immense torque right off-idle and the passing power it produces in the upper revs. Add in classic styling with chromed elements and cleverly disguised/integrated modern technologies, such as the top-notch EFI system.
2012 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
Loaded with chromed parts and boasting a classic look, the 2011 Yamaha Roadliner S is a nice combination between the cruiser styling and modern-day technology. Powered by a 1854cc V-twin, the 2012 MY Roadliner S comes with a majestic styling dramatically enhanced by the huge, chunky 2-in-1 exhaust and massive headlight.
The 2012 MY Yamaha Roadliner S' injection system with throttle position sensor provides precise acceleration and easy cold starts, while offering good fuel economy, too, while the belt final drive eliminates a ton of hassle. The aluminum frame is light and makes the bike more nimble, while the diecast swingarm is a perfect match for the rest.
Great for both everyday riding and longer trips, this bike can become even neater: the accessories line for the 2012 MY Yamaha Roadliner S can help owners create their dream cruiser.
2013 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
Building on the acclaimed heritage of the previous Roadliner S models, the 2012 version is a nice combination between the cruiser styling and modern-day technology, with liberal use of chrome parts making it look truly appealing to the classic bike lovers.
Powered by the same proven 1854cc V-twin plant, the 2012 Roadliner S comes with a majestic styling dramatically enhanced by the huge, chunky 2-in-1 exhaust and massive headlight. Even more, the generous accessories line for the 2012 version can help owners create their dream cruiser, too.
The 2012 Yamaha Roadliner S sports the precise injection system with throttle position sensor which provides easy cold starts and good fuel economy. With the belt final drive eliminating a ton of hassle, this bike allows owners to enjoy riding it even more. The aluminum frame is light and makes the bike more nimble, while the diecast swingarm is a perfect match for the rest.
2014 Yamaha Roadliner SEdit
Cruising in style is a matter of both engineering and design, and when it comes to the 2013 Yamaha Roadliner S, both are top-notch. Big yet maneuverable, impressive and roomy, this cruiser is the weapon of choice for long highway hauls, but thanks to its brawny engine, riding up the hill on twisting mountain roads will be just as fun. With a classic design in mind, Yamaha loaded a lot of chrome on this bike, from one end to another, and the resulting bike can rival any other big-bore cruiser from the older manufacturers.
On the tech side, the 2013 Yamaha Roadliner S boasts premium fuel injection, a modern, strong yet lightweight aluminum frame, cast wheels and an architecture favoring road stability and great handling for a rewarding experience.