Lots of chrome, lots of power, casual touring amenities and a neo-streamline design give the Stratoliner S its distinctive look. Front fork and fork covers, switchgear, clutch and front brake master cylinders and levers, shifter, handlebar clamps, belt guard, front pulley cover, various engine covers, rear stay and polished wheels are among the chrome features on the 2013 Stratoliner S.
The low, long aluminum frame and sculpted seat add to the look and handling of the Stratoliner S. Most of the standard touring features are easily detachable. Leather-covered, locking hard saddlebags come off to make washing the bike easier. Both the windshield and passenger backrest remove quickly and lock back into place easily.
Floating rider floorboards and the adjustable heel-toe shifter provide long range comfort for riders of any size. The two-piece seat has a wide, flat profile and ridge at the back of the passenger seat for increased support and security. A fuel tank mounted instrument panel adds to the classic look of the Stratoliner S with clock-style analog speedometer, tach and fuel gauge. There’s also a digital odometer and twin tripmeters.
Adding to the classic lines of the Stratoliner S is the air-cooled, fuel-injected, OVH, eight-valve, 1,854 cc, 48-degree V-Twin engine with a 9.5:1 compression ratio. The cooling fins of the engine are optimized for heat dissipation and are custom-machined to enhance their looks.
For 2013 Yamaha claims the clutch on the Stratoliner S requires 20 percent less effort to operate. It’s connected to the five-speed transmission. Final drive on the Stratoliner S is belt.
A 46 mm, telescopic front fork with 4.3 inches of travel and hidden rear shock with 4.3 inches of travel provide suspension and add to the classic looks of the Stratoliner S. Hydraulic disc brakes, dual 298 mm front discs and a single 320 mm rear disc, have plenty of stopping power.
Rider seat height is 27.8 inches, wheelbase is 67.5 inches. The Stratoliner S is a big bike, weighing in at 813 pounds wet. The flangless, teardrop tank holds 4.5 gallons of gas. Estimated mileage is 42 mpg for a range just shy of 190 miles.
A one-year, limited factory warranty comes with the Stratoliner S. Deep Blue is the sole color option for 2013. Base MSRP is $17,590 and the 2013 Yamaha Stratoliner should be at dealerships in October 2012.
This is a motorcycle with classic cruiser styling, from the low, long frame to the air-cooled engine, rider floorboards, and hidden rear shock. But it’s loaded with the latest Yamaha technology, including fuel-injection, new assist and slipper clutch and self-canceling turn signals.
A tank-mounted instrument panel includes a large analog speedometer with smaller analog tach and fuel gauge just beneath the speedo. There are also digital dual tripmeters, odometer, fuel reserve tripmeter and clock. Background illumination on the readout is adjustable.
The Roadliner S shares a lot of DNA with the Stratoliner S. It has the same air-cooled, fuel-injected, OHV, 1,854 cc, 48-degree V-Twin engine with four valves per cylinder. Yamaha tuned the engine on the Roadliner S for a 9.48:1 compression ratio. There’s a five-speed transmission and belt final drive. The clutch is 20 percent easier to operate than on previous models. And the two-piece heel-toe shifter allows the rider to adjust each piece individually to accommodate any size foot. The rear, or heel, section can be removed entirely.
Polished 12-spokes add to the retro look but are mounted with tubeless radial tires. Dual 298 mm hydraulic discs in the front and a large 320 mm rear hydraulic disc provide braking power. Suspension comes from a 46 mm telescopic front fork with 5.1 inches of travel and the adjustable, hidden, single rear shock has 4.3 inches of travel.
With a wet weight of 750 pounds the Roadliner S is rated at 42 mpg. Given its 4.5 gallon fuel tank you should get around 185 miles of riding in between fill ups. Seat height i 2 7.8 inches, wheelbase is 67.5 inches.
The Roadliner S comes with a limited, one-year factory warranty. It’s available in Raven and carries a base MSRP for 2013 of $15,690. It’ll be in showrooms in October 2012.
Road Star Silverado S
A full dresser with plenty of chrome, adjustable and removable police-style windshield, wide, swept-back handlebars, full fenders and locking color-matched hard saddlebags, the Road Star Silverado S has plenty of classic good looks and a price tag under $16,000.
The two piece seat with passenger backrest is designed for hours of travel without fatigue. Floating-type rider floorboards with heel-toe shifter and passenger floorboards give you ample room to change leg positions. An ultra-thin instrument display is mounted on the fuel tank with speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, clock and fuel gauge. There are also indicator lights for low fuel, high beam, turn indicators, neutral and diagnostic warning lights.
Power comes from the 1,670 cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, OHV 48-degree V-Twin with four valves per cylinder and a compression ratio of 8.4:1. The Road Star Silverado S has a five-speed transmission and belt final drive.
Classic cruiser hardtail lines are maintained with a hidden single rear shock that provides 4.3 inches of travel. Suspension in the front comes from the 43 mm fork with 5.5 inches of travel. Hydraulic disc brakes, two 298 mm front discs and a single 320 mm rear disc handle the stopping power.
The rider sits 27.9 inches off the ground and wheelbase is 66.5 inches. The Road Star Silverado S weighs 773 with full fluid levels, including a full tank of gas, which would be 4.8 gallons. Rated to get 36 mpg you should be able to travel around 170 miles between fill ups.
Yamaha backs the Road Star Silverado S with its one-year, limited factory warranty. Impact Blue is the 2013 color for the Silverado S. Base MSRP is $15,890 and the Road Star Silverado S should be at dealerships now.
Road Star S
One of the most customized air-cooled V-Twins on the market, the Road Star S features a combination of chrome and blacked-out features. With similar lines and specs, and the same engine, as the Road Star Silverado S, the Road Star S is dripping with old-school cool.
From the thin tank-mounted instrument display, to the full fenders, this is the bike the Stratoliner S was built on, but it lacks the touring amenities, such as the windshield, hard saddlebags and passenger floorboards.
The Road Star S has a fuel-injected, air-cooled, eight-valve, OHV, 1,670 cc, 48-degree V-Twin with a compression ratio of 8.4:1. There’s a five-speed transmission and belt final drive. The suspension system includes the 43 mm front fork with 5.5 inches of travel and the hidden, solo rear shock with 4.3 inches of travel. Brakes are of the hydraulic disc variety, dual 298 mm front discs and a single 320 mm rear disc.
Seat height is 27.9 inches, wheelbase is 66.5 inches. The Road Star S holds 4.8 gallons of fuel and gets 36 mpg for a range of about 170 miles. Weight wet is 743 pounds. The Road Star S is available in Raven. It has Yamaha’s one-year, limited factory warranty. The 2013 base MSRP is $13,790 and the Road Star S is on showroom floors now.
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