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2006 Yamaha Roadliner Photo Gallery
2006 Yamaha Roadliner
Photos of the 2006 Yamaha Roadliner.
2006 Yamaha Roadliner First Ride
The Roadliner poses next to a really really big tree.
The art-deco styling of the Roadliner is what first separates it from the rest of the pack.
By branching off from Yamaha, the Star Motorcycles division allows machines like the Roadliner to create their own identity.
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.
The Roadliner's curves mesh well with the art-deco styling.
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.
The goal for the engineers at Star was to create a bike with a personality.
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.
We liked the Roadliner's dashboard, including the speedo with blue backlighting.
The Roadliner looks good motoring through the city and burning through the back roads.
The Roadliner oozes cool from its stylish seamless fuel tank all the way down to the motor.
The gripper-covered seat has 30mm taller foam and a flatter layout to give riders more freedom to move around.
Probably the most thrilling part of the Roadliner package is the power delivery, torque and related acceleration.
We had 300 miles of roads through the Pacific Northwest to judge the Roadliner's capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
The Roadliner combines beautiful style with a V-Twin punch that is sure to make a lot of people happy.
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