2013 Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S

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The Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S combines the classy look of the old school bikes with modern V-twins and new technologies. The bike is the company’s premier touring craft so you can expect to first class performances and reliability, two attributes that always helped Star Motorcycle remain in front of the pack.

While many metric tourers aren’t able to grab your attention due to their less impressive look, the Stratoliner S has that special spark which makes your eye brows raise with admiration.

The most important details that help it stand out from the crowd are the tasty air cooled engine, the fat bars, the massive headlight and the sleek fuel tank.

Fortunately, the Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S is not only a nice polished bike as it also has enough power to blow your mind. All that power comes from a 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod 48-degree V-twin engine.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S.

Key Features

Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S

The Stratoliner S gets chrome switchgear, front brake and clutch master cylinders and levers, belt guard, fork and fork covers, handlebar clamps, shifter, front pulley cover, various engine covers, rear fender stay and polished wheels.

A pair of large, leather-covered, locking hard sidebags make the Stratoliner S excellent for long hauls and short trips.

Powerful and beautiful 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod V-twin produces great thrust at any speed.

Twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection provides optimum engine efficiency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions.

Neo-streamline design gives the Stratoliner S a completely distinctive look.

Long and low aluminum frame provides great looks and light handling unlike any other full-size cruiser.

A sculpted seat makes the Stratoliner S an excellent place to sit on long rides.

The Star® Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.

Clutch has light, easy-pull operation — 20% less effort at the lever than before.

Engine

Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S

113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod 48-degree V-twin has massive looks and performance.

Four pushrod-activated valves and two spark plugs per cylinder provides optimum combustion efficiency.

Ceramic-composite plated cylinders for superior heat dissipation with forged pistons cooled by oil jets. Provides outstanding reliability and longer engine life.

9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing increase power output across the board.

Computer-controlled, twin-bore, fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters to calculate perfect mixture under all conditions; wide-angle 12-hole fuel injectors provide excellent atomization.

Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®) inside the two-into-one exhaust system boosts torque.

Special custom-machining of the cooling fin edges gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.

Chassis and Suspension

Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S

Aluminum frame is light, rigid, and requires few welds for a smooth, clean look. A light, Controlled-Fill die-cast swingarm complements the bike’s streamline style and reduces unsprung weight for great handling.

46mm fork tubes serve up an excellent ride and a sweet appearance.

A tucked-out-of-sight single shock with adjustable spring preload out back provides a smooth ride under varying loads.

A thick, richly chromed 1.25-inch handlebar in chrome clamps carries the Stratoliner S’s switchgear wiring on the inside.

Flangeless, teardrop fuel tank carries a full 4.5 gallons of fuel.

Polished 12-spoke wheels evoke a thick spoke look, but carry modern tubeless radial tires; a 130/70-18 front and a fat, 190/60- 17 rear for excellent grip.

Chrome front brake master cylinder with integrated lever operates a pair of 298mm front discs squeezed by strong monoblock calipers for excellent power, feel, and great style.

Strong-and-light belt final drive routes power smoothly and efficiently to the rear wheel.

Floating floorboards and an adjustable heel/toe shifter help provide a comfortable, low-effort ride.

Additional Features

Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S

A sculpted seat makes the Stratoliner S an excellent place to sit on long rides. Improves long range comfort.

Position beams within the main headlight housing provide great visibility.

Left-thumb operated high-beam switch, and right-thumb activated accessory driving light switch for great visibility.

Classic clock-style instrumentation complements Stratoliner S’s neo-retro look and contains analog speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge, along with twin digital tripmeters and odometer.

Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.

Leather-covered, locking, hard sidebags, a quick-removable windshield that locks into place and a locking, quick-detachable passenger backrest provide security.

Sidebags detach easily for cleaning.

Specifications

Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S
Engine Type113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled 48° V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke100mm x 118mm
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Fuel DeliveryTwin-Bore electronic fuel injection;throttle position sensor
Ignition TCITransistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission5-speed; multiplate wet clutch
Final DriveBelt
FrameAluminum
Suspension / Front46mm telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / RearSingle shock; 4.3-in travel
Brakes / FrontDual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / RearHydraulic disc, 320mm
Tires / Front130/70-18M/C 63H
Tires / Rear190/60-17M/C 78H
Wheels12-spoke cast
Length101.6 in
Width41.5 in
Height59.6 in
Seat Height27.8 in
Wheelbase67.5 in
Fuel Capacity4.5 gal
Fuel Economy**42 mpg
Wet Weight***813 lb
Warranty1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
MSRP*$17,590 (Deep Blue) Available from October 2012

Quotes

Star Motorcycle Stratoliner S

Autoevolution ---- "The 2013 Stratoliner S also comes with a sculpted seat for long rides and the clutch operation is said to be 20% easier, for less left-hand fatigue in busy traffic. On the visual side, the new Star Stratoliner S will also turn a lot of heads thanks to the specially-machined cooling fins on the cylinders: they’ll shine like jewels in the sunlight, so you have one more reason to take really good care of your 2013 Star Stratoliner S."

Findthebest ---- "The base price of the 2013 Yamaha Star Stratoliner S Touring motorcycle is $17,590, which is $1,409 less expensive than the average for all Touring Motorcycles."

Totalmotorcycle ---- "Pride of ownership comes standard with every Stratoliner S. Representing the pinnacle of the casual touring cruisers, the Stratoliner S takes V-twin performance and character to the next level. Ready to roll with a quick detach windshield and backrest, the amazing Stratoliner S is setting standards by which all casual touring machines will be judged."


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