Named Cycle World Magazine’s "Best Cruiser of 2006", Roadliner is the standard in big style and mega-performance. It’s 113-cubic-inches of fuel-injected V-twin wrapped in classic Star quality fit and finish.

  • 2007 Yamaha Roadliner
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    1854 L
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Key Features

  • 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 ande beautiful 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, pushrod V-twin produces great thrust at any speed.
  • Twin-bore downdraft fuel injection ensures optimum engine efficiency 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 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.


  • 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 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.
  • A sliding cover over the main switch gives a clean look when the Roadliner’s parked.
  • Bright multireflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
  • O² sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions and meet EPA 2006 requirements.


  • MSRP
    • $13,580 (Cobalt Blue) 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 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)
What do you think?
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  (6023) posted on 10.11.2006

I have owned my new Roadliner for almost three months now. It is my 10th big street bike and is the best bike I have ever owned. It is smooth and powerful and adaptable to local cruising and distance cruising while remaining confident and respectable in the twisties. I have already started personalizing and customizing my bike and find it to be a great platform for the effort. Never fails to draw attention or turn heads.

  (6023) posted on 10.10.2006

Bought one three months ago. Now have almost 7,000 miles. Impressive motorcycle. Road a Harley-Davidson 1200C for 4 years prior (fun bike, no good for long distance riding). On my second rear tire already. Bike has torque to spare. Dealer made it a Stratoliner adding bags, windshield, and passenger backrest. Some things can be better. Added Cobra Speedstar Extra longs, FI2000r, engine guard, bag guards, mustang seat with back rest, chrome lower belt guard, etc.

  (6023) posted on 10.10.2006

just got my 06 roadliner
alot of power,,,,,,, handles great

  (6023) posted on 10.6.2006

Unbelivable! You ride it - you’ll buy it! Handling is the best of any cursier I’ve ridden, and the power......ahhhh! Comfort is great also. I love the look and it really turns heads. At a large bike rally last weekend and got lots of attention among thousands of bikes.

  (6023) posted on 09.6.2006


  (6023) posted on 08.24.2006


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