• 2007 Yamaha Stratoliner S

    Yamaha Stratoliner S

Winner of Cruising Rider Magazine’s title "2006 Bike of the Year" award, the Stratoliner S is the chrome-clad version of our 113 cubic-inch V-twin powered neo-streamlined cruiser with locking sidebags, detachable windshield and passenger backrest.

  • 2007 Yamaha Stratoliner S
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    1854 L
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Pride of ownership comes standard with every Stratoliner S. Representing the pinnacle of the Star cruisers, the Stratoliner S takes V-twin performance and character to a new level. Ready to roll with a quick detach windshield and backrest, the amazing Stratoliner S is setting new standards by which all cruisers will be judged.

Key Features

  • 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 streamlined, leather-covered, locking, hard sidebags, an adjustable, detachable windshield and quick detachable passenger backrest make the Stratoliner excellent for long hauls and short trips.
  • The Star Motorcycles flagship and Cruising Rider Magazine’s 2006 Bike of the Year 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 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 Stratoliner 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 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 and 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 custom-machining of the cooling fin edges gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.


  • 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 chrome 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 Stratoliner’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 Stratoliner.
  • Classic-clock style instrumentation complements Stratoliner’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.
  • Leather-covered, locking, hard sidebags, a removable windshield that locks into place and a locking, detachable passenger backrest provide security.
  • Windshield and backrest lock into place for added security.
  • 0² sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions and meet EPA 2006 requirements.
  • Sidebags detach easily for cleaning.


  • MSRP
    • $16,580 (Black Cherry) Available from September 2006
    • $16,580 (Charcoal Silver) Available from September 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 - 758 lb.
  • Fuel Capacity - 4.5 gal.
  • Other
  • Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
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  (1) posted on 12.10.2009

I purchased a 2006 Stratoliner S, in May 2006. In 2008 I had one backfire when I started it. The performance has not been affected. I think the backfire may have been caused by turning the throttle prior to the start. I have never had another backfire since and the MC performance is superb.

  (1) posted on 09.7.2008

I love th bike but, it has some issues. Anyone got any advice/ideas on an occasional intake backfire that kills the engine? It also as an oil leak at the split in the tranny housing. Thats getting taken care of but the shop is stumped on the backfire.

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