2006 Yamaha Stratoliner Midnight

A pair of streamlined leather-covered, locking, hard sidebags, a adjustable, quick detachable windshield, and a quick detachable passenger backrest make the Stratoliner excellent for long hauls and short trips.
All-new 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 seamless fuel tank on a Star cruiser, gives the Stratoliner highly distinctive, custom looks.
All-new long and low aluminum frame provides great looks and great handling, too, thanks to near 50/50 weight distribution on the front and rear wheels.
Stratoliner Midnight is decked out in shiny Raven paint with blacked-out components thro

Engine:

  • 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled pushrod 48-degree V-twin has the massive looks and performance to make the Stratoliner the king of the Star family.
  • Four pushrod-activated valves and two spark plugs per cylinder provide optimum combustion efficiency along with classically beautiful engine architecture.
  • Plated cylinders forged pistons cooled by oil jets provide outstanding reliability and long life. Twin counterbalancers keep it smooth but rumbly.
  • 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; a wide-angle 12-hole fuel injector provides excellent atomization.
  • Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP) inside the two-into-one exhaust system boosts torque in the 2500-3000 RPM range.
  • Special, NC processing of the cooling fins gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.
  • 3300 RPM at 75 mph gives some idea of the Stratoliner’s power and cruisability. Maximum torque occurs at only 2500 RPM.

Chassis/Suspension:

  • All-new aluminum frame is light, rigid, and requires few welds. A light, Controlled Fill swingarm casting complements the bike’s streamline style.
  • With 49.6-percent of its weight carried on the front wheel, the Stratoliner has the weight distribution of a sportbike instead of the typical cruiser, and that means great handling.
  • 46mm fork tubes wearing slant-cut black covers serve up an excellent ride and a sweet appearance.
  • A tucked-out-of-sight single shock out back provides a smooth ride under varying loads.
  • A thick, richly chromed handlebar in black clamps carries the Stratoliner’s switchgear wiring on the inside.
  • All-new seamless, teardrop fuel tank carries a full 4.5 gallons of fuel.
  • 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.
  • New-design front brake master cylinder with integrated lever operates a pair of 298mm front discs squeezed by strong monoblock calipers for excellent power and feel.
  • 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:

  • Jewel-like fit and finish, and Star quality paint, chrome and attention to detail are evident all over the Stratoliner.
  • New-design classic-clock style instrumentation complements Stratoliner’s neo-retro look and includes analog speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge along with digital twin tripmeters, odometer and diagnostics.
  • Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turnsignals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
  • A sliding cover over the main switch gives a clean look when the Stratoliner’s parked.
  • Windshield and backrest lock into place for added security.
  • Oxygen sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions and meet EPA 2006 requirements.
  • Sidebags detach easily for cleaning.

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1 comments:

I’ll be the first to admit that the bike is awsome to look at. The looks drew me in right away. And the more I looked at it, the more the technology jumped out at me, and that’s why I bought it. But from the moment I started it up, I knew something was wrong. What’s up with that loud whining noise coming out of the engine? It sreams like a friggin banshee!! Is mine the only lemon out there? And if so, why won’t Yamaha and my dealer fix it?

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