The 2012 Yamaha Roadliner S doesn’t come with a whole lot of changes compared to the previous models, and that might be a good thing. It still has that unmistakable neo-streamline design that gives it a completely distinctive look. Add a long and low aluminum frame that provides great looks and light handling with one of the biggest engines on the market, and you have a bike that’s definitely worth your hard-earned money. Speaking about a few features of the bike, the sculpted seat provides an excellent place to sit on long rides. The Roadliner S also gets plenty of chrome treatment, including the chrome switchgear, front brake and clutch master cylinders and levers, the belt guard, fork and fork covers, handlebar clamps, a shifter, a front pulley cover, various engine covers, a rear fender stay, and polished wheels.

The Roadliner S will also be carrying a 1,854cc air-cooled, pushrod V-twin engine that produces great thrust at any speed. That’s added to a twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection, providing optimum engine efficiency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions. Despite the monster engine, Roadliner S achieves an estimated fuel economy of 42 mpg with a fuel tank that holds 4.5 gallons of gas.

Handling is also aces with the Roadliner S. We already talked about the lightweight aluminum frame, but the bike also has a light, controlled-Fill die-cast swingarm that complements the bike’s streamline style and reduces unsprung weight for great handling. Add 46mm fork tubes that serve up an excellent ride and a tucked-out-of-sight single shock with adjustable spring preload and there’s no mistaking what the Roadliner S has to offer.

Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha Roadliner S after the jump.

  • 2012 Yamaha Roadliner S
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    air-cooled, pushrod V-twin engine
  • MPG(Cty):
  • Displacement:
    1854 L
  • Price:


2012 Yamaha Roadliner S Drivetrain
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  • 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.

  • 9.48:1 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.

  • 3300 rpm at 75 mph gives some idea of the Roadliner S’s power

and cruisability. Maximum torque is reached at only 2500 rpm.

Chassis and Suspension

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  • 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 Deluxe’s switchgear wiring on the inside.

  • Flangeless, 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
for excellent grip.

  • 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

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  • A sculpted seat makes the Roadliner 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 complement Roadliner 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.


2012 Yamaha Roadliner S High Resolution Exterior
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The 2012 Yamaha Roadliner S will be available in February 2012, or March 2012 for the CA model. Pricing will start at $15,390 (Seashell).


2012 Yamaha Roadliner S High Resolution Exterior
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Model XV19SBG
Engine Type 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled 48°
V-twin; pushrod OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 118.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.48:1
Fuel Delivery Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection
with throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed;
multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Frame Aluminum
Suspension/Front 46mm telescopic fork;
5.1-in travel
Suspension/Rear Single shock;
4.3-in travel
Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brake/Rear Hydraulic disc, 320mm
Tire/Front 130/70-18
Tire/Rear 190/60-17
Wheels 12-spoke cast
L x W x H 102.0 x 41.5 x 43.3 in
Seat Height 27.8 in
Wheelbase 67.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Est. Fuel Economy 42 mpg
Wet Weight 750 lb
Color Seashell


2012 Yamaha Roadliner S High Resolution Exterior
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Total Motorcycle ---- "The 2012 Yamaha Roadliner S... a machine designed to stir the senses. From the Neo Steamline styling, to the emotional pulse feeling of the massive V-twin engine, the 2012 Roadliner S is designed to be a harmonious blend of power and beauty"

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  (429) posted on 10.21.2011

It seems to me that Yamaha Motorcycles have the same style. Big, a bad-boy style and long unlike other motorcycles. I am impressed on the output of this thing.

  (374) posted on 10.16.2011

I love the muscular image of this motorcycle, and I noticed that it was oozing with an appeal, and I must say that I am so impressed with the powerful engine of it.

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