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2006 Yamaha Roadliner Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2006 Yamaha Roadliner. 2006 Yamaha Roadliner First Ride.

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The Roadliner poses next to a really really big tree.
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The art-deco styling of the Roadliner is what first separates it from the rest of the pack.
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By branching off from Yamaha, the Star Motorcycles division allows machines like the Roadliner to create their own identity.
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The Roadliner comes in three trim editions to suit a wide variety of consumer needs - including a touring-specific Stratoliner that will be released at the end of 2005.
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The Roadliner's curves mesh well with the art-deco styling.
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You would swear Star engineers have been reading our tests because they addressed many of the often overlooked goodies/gadgets that can make or break a bike, like the hidden ignition switch.
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The goal for the engineers at Star was to create a bike with a personality.
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A sensual (a term Star/Yamaha used many times during their introduction of the Roadliner) feeling of power pulses from the 100mm x 118mm bore and stroke are not altogether thwarted by the dual counterbalancers.
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We liked the Roadliner's dashboard, including the speedo with blue backlighting.
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The Roadliner looks good motoring through the city and burning through the back roads.
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The Roadliner oozes cool from its stylish seamless fuel tank all the way down to the motor.
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The gripper-covered seat has 30mm taller foam and a flatter layout to give riders more freedom to move around.
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Probably the most thrilling part of the Roadliner package is the power delivery, torque and related acceleration.
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We had 300 miles of roads through the Pacific Northwest to judge the Roadliner's capabilities.
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The Roadliner shines with its comfortable riding position, wonderfully useful info-system and a feel that exudes more character than you might expect from a metric cruiser.
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It's easier to toss the bike around than you might expect because the Roadliner incorporates a lightweight aluminum chassis. Ken enjoyed scraping the floorboards.
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The Roadliner's stock bars have a nice sweep back to the rider that leaves your arms in a relaxed position and the mirrors provide an unobstructed view of what is going on behind you.
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The Roadliner combines beautiful style with a V-Twin punch that is sure to make a lot of people happy.