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2007 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight

Voted Cycle World Magazine’s "Best Cruiser of 2006" dressed in black. Wrapping that 113-cubic-inch fuel-injected V-twin in shiny Raven paint and deep chrome makes a seriously powerful statement.

You are looking at the latest generation of Star cruisers. A culmination of all the knowledge we have gained since the introduction of the Star series. The stunningly beautiful Roadliner Midnight is more than just a pretty face, it is an incredible riding experience. Discover for yourself how the 1854cc V-Twin power, fuel injection, aluminum frame and swingarm, are all skillfully crafted to provide an incredible feeling of sensual performance and excitement.

Key Features


  • Roadliner Midnight is decked out in shiny Raven paint with blacked-out components throughout.
  • Powerful and beautiful 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled pushrod V-twin produces great thrust at any speed.
  • Twin-bore downdraft fuel injection ensures optimum engine effi ciency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions.
  • Neo-streamline design, including the first seamless gas tank fitted to a Star, gives the Roadliner 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.


 New for 2007


  • Position beams within the main headlight housing provide great visibility.
  • Left-thumb operated passing (high-beam) switch, and right-thumb activated hazard warning lights for excellent visibility.


 Engine


  • 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod 48-degree V-twin has the massive looks and performance to make the Roadliner 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 and forged pistons cooled by oil jets provide outstanding reliability and long life. Twin counterbalancers keep things 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; wide-angle 12-hole fuel injectors provide excellent atomization.
  • Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP) inside the two-into-one exhaust system boosts torque in the 2500-3000-rpm range.
  • Special custom-machining of the cooling fin edges 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 Roadliner’s power and cruisability. Maximum torque is reached at only 2500 rpm.


 Chassis/Suspension


  • 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 Roadliner has the weight distribution of a sportbike instead of the typical cruiser, and that means great handling.
  • 46mm fork tubes wearing slant-cut stainless 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 1.25-inch handlebar in polished clamps carries the Roadliner’s switchgear wiring on the inside.
  • 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.
  • 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 Roadliner.
  • Classic-clock style instrumentation complements Roadliner’s neo-retro look, and contains analog speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge, along with twin digital tripmeters, odometer and self-diagnostics.
  • Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
  •  0² sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions and meet EPA 2006 requirements.

Specifications

  • MSRP
    • $13,880 (Raven) Available from August 2006
  • Engine
    • Type 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled pushrod 48-degree V-twin
    • Bore x Stroke 100mm x 118mm
    • Compression Ratio 9.5:1
    • Carburetion Twin-bore fuel injection, w/ throttle bodies and throttle position sensor
    • Ignition Digital TCI
    • Transmission 5-speed, w/multiplate wet clutch
    • Final Drive Belt
  • Chassis
    • Suspension/Front 46mm telescopic fork with adjustable preload; 5.3” travel
    • Suspension/Rear Single shock, link-type; 4.3” travel
    • Brakes/Front 298mm hydraulic, dual discs
    • Brakes/Rear 320mm hydraulic, single disc
    • Tires/Front 130/70-18
    • Tires/Rear 190/60-17
  • Dimensions
    • Length 101.6”
    • Width 43.3”
    • Height N/A
    • Seat Height 28.9”
    • Wheelbase 67.5”
    • Ground Clearance 6.1”
    • Dry Weight 705 lb.
    • Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
  • Other
    • Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)


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