• 2012 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe

The Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe is one of the most powerful and stylish bikes on the market and the 2012 model comes packed with plenty of new features.

Comfort, convenience and style. Three words that best describe the 2012 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe casual full dress tourer. The bike’s sleek neo-classic styling lines are only the beginning; it also has a hard fairing with an aggressive mini windshield and color-matched hard saddlebags, plus a handlebar-mounted, audio-controller that allows you to ante up on the volume of your plugged-in iPod. There’s also a a pair of large, color-matched, locking hard sidebags, making the bike an ideal companion for those short and long trips. For the 2012 model, the new features include a Garmin Zumo 665 GPS that comes with plenty of features, including navigation, Bluetooth, Sirius/XM satellite radio capability, real-time weather and traffic, road condition, and warning, among other things.

In terms of performance, the 2012 Stratoliner Deluxe is powered by a 1,854cc air-cooled, pushrod V-twin engine producing great thrust at any speed. The engine also has a twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection that provides optimum engine efficiency and throttle response in the widest possible range of conditions. As far as the chassis and suspension are concerned, the bike features a long and low aluminum frame that features light handling unlike any other full-size cruiser. The suspension set-up utilizes 46mm fork tubes to serve up an excellent ride and a sweet appearance, as well as a tucked-out-of-sight single shock with adjustable spring preload that provides a smooth ride.

Find out more about the full specs of the Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe after the jump.

  • 2012 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe
  • Year:
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    air-cooled, pushrod V-twin
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  • Displacement:
    1854 L
  • Price:


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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 Stratoliner Deluxe’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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  • Standard fairing with speakers. Stereo system is ready for

iPod /iPhone players and includes convenient, handlebarmounted
audio controls.

  • Neo-streamline design gives the Stratoliner Deluxe a

completely distinctive look and the fairing offers excellent
weather protection.

  • A sculpted seat makes the Stratoliner Deluxe 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 Stratoliner

Deluxe’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.

  • Color matched, locking hard sidebags make the Stratoliner

Deluxe perfect for short trips or long hauls.

  • A quick-detachable backrest is available as an accessory option.


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The 2012 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe will be available in February 2012 with prices starting at $17,990 (Liquid Silver).


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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 101.6 x N/A x 59.6 in
Seat Height 27.8 in
Wheelbase 67.5 in
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal
Est. Fuel Economy N/A
Wet Weight 794 lb
Color Liquid Silver
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  (399) posted on 01.10.2012

The front design of this motor looks like an alien to me. smiley But its uniqueness can caught anyone’s attention and its gonna be a head turner. Too bad that it can handle few fuel on its engine.

  (276) posted on 10.21.2011

This one is cool!! Look at the engine, the features and the color. The typical color of a motorcycle is red and having a silver one is incredibly out of this world.

  (300) posted on 10.16.2011

Well, as for the looks of this Yamaha stratoline deluxe, I can say that it was quite a good-looking and so stunning on that color, and I think that the engine of it can surely give a better performance on this one.

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