HOME   CONTACT   CONVERTER   VIDEO   TECHNICAL 

 

Classic Bikes

Custom Bikes

Racing Bikes

 

AC Schnitzer

AJP

AJS

Alfer

Aprilia

Ariel

Arlen Ness

ATK

Bajaj

Bakker

Barigo

Benelli

Beta

Big Bear

BigDog

Bimota

BMS Choppers

BMW

Borile

Boss Hoss

Boxer

Brammo

Britten

BRP Can-am

BSA

Buell

Bultaco

Cagiva

Campagna

CCM

Confederate

CR&S

Daelim

Deus

Derbi

DP Customs

Drysdale

Ducati

Dunstall

Exile Cycles

Factory Bike

Fischer

Foggy Petronas

GASGAS

Ghezzi Brain

Gilera

Harris

Harley Davidson

HDT

Hesketh

Highland

Honda

HPN

Horex

Husqvarna

Husaberg

Hyosung

Indian

Italjet

Jawa

Kawasaki

KTM

KYMCO

Laverda

Lazareth

Lehman Trikes

LIFAN

Magni

Maico

Matchless

Matt Hotch

Megelli

Midual

Mission

Mondial

Moto Guzzi

Moto Morini

MotoCzysz

Motus

Mr Martini

MTT

Münch

MV Agusta

MZ

NCR

Norton

Oberdan Bezzi

OCC

Paul Jr. Designs

Piaggio

Radical Ducati

Richman

Ridley

Roehr

Roland Sands

Royal Enfield

Rucker

Sachs

Saxon

Sherco

Suzuki

Titan

TM Racing

Triumph

Ural
Velocette

Victory

Viper

Vincent

Vilner

VOR

Voxen

Vyrus

Wakan / Avinton

Walz

Wrenchmonkees

Wunderlich

Yamaha

Zero

   

Yamaha Roadliner

 

 

 

 

Make Model

Yamaha Roadliner XV 1900

Year

2008-09

Engine

Air cooled, four stroke, pushrod 48° V-Twin, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder

Capacity

1854
Bore x Stroke 100 х 118 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1

Induction

Twin-bore electronic fuel injection, 43mm throttle bodies and throttle position sensor

Ignition  /  Starting

Digital TCI  /  electric

Max Power

75 hp 54.7 kW @ 4750 rpm

Max Torque

111.8 Nm @ 3500 rpm

Transmission  /  Drive

5 Speed  /  belt

Front Suspension

46mm telescopic forks, 134.5mm wheel travel.

Rear Suspension

Single shock, link-type, 109mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

2x 298mm discs 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 320mm disc 4 piston caliper

Front Tyre

130/70 -18

Rear Tyre

190/60 -17
Seat Height 735mm  /  28.9 in

Dry-Weight

340 kg  /  748 lb

Fuel Capacity 

17 liters   /  3.7 gal

The Yamaha Roadliner, a machine designed to stir the senses. From the "Neo Streamline" styling, to the emotional pulse feeling of the massive V-Twin engine, the Roadliner is designed to be a harmonious blend of power and beauty.

The Roadliner offers an incredible level of performance, excitement and pride of ownership.

You are looking at the latest generation of Star cruisers. A culmination of all the knowledge we have gained since the introduction of the Star series. The stunningly beautiful Roadliner is more than just a pretty face, it is an incredible riding experience. Discover for yourself how the 1854cc V-Twin power, fuel injection, aluminum frame and swingarm, are all skillfully crafted to provide an incredible feeling of sensual performance and excitement.

Highlights:

1854cc V-twin with EFI

"Neo Streamline" styling

Features and Benefits (Canada)

Engine:

" 1854cc high-performance, air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48°, V-twin powerplant produces massive torque and class leading acceleration.

" Traditional pushrod valve actuation keeps engine height down for a lower centre of gravity and ensures more uniform heat dissipation due to absence of a cam chain case. A lower centre of gravity helps to insure light, easy handling.

" Four-valve cylinder heads provide optimal breathing efficiency for great power delivery at all rpms. The two spark plugs per cylinder means faster, more complete combustion for maximum power output.

" Cylinder head design utilizes a pent roof combustion chamber design and features a oil passage near the exhaust valve seat to improve cooling and durability. The heads also feature engine mounting points on each side of the head for increased chassis rigidity for exceptional handling.

" Large size valves increase engine horsepower and torque. The intake valves are 36mm in diameter while the new exhaust valves are 31mm.

" Specially designed valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high-rpm use.

" High performance spec twin, crankcase-mounted, high-lift cams ensure strong torque and class leading acceleration.

" Mechanical centrifugal decompression mechanism located in each of the exhaust camshafts, insures fast, easy starts. This system is contained inside the camshafts and reduces weight and complexity since no solenoid etc. is required.

" Hydraulic valve lifters driven by the twin camshafts deliver exceptional performance and significantly reduce maintenance and tune-up requirements.

" Large-diameter pistons are both durable and lightweight. Yamaha's exclusive "controlled forged construction" keeps the pistons light for faster response and to accommodate higher-rpm performance with reduced vibration and less reciprocating mass. The pistons feature an Alumite coating to reduce friction.

" The dry sump oil lubrication system has been optimized to ensure maximum lubrication and cooling . Special oil nozzles direct oil at the bottom of the pistons to cool and lubricate them.

" Special "dual chamber" crankcase design. The front section is for the crank assembly while the rear is for the transmission. Two, 3-rotor high capacity oil pumps optimizes oil flow in each of the two main sections of the engine.

" Ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder service life.

" Cooling fin thickness and depth is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, thereby eliminating the need for liquid cooling, while maintaining that traditional, stylish air-cooled engine appearance.

" Optimized "damper-less" crankshaft allows the rider to feel the directness of the engine's power. For each rotation of the rear wheel, in 5th gear, the crank spins 3.14 times providing an outstanding rear wheel driving force feeling to the rider.

" Compact design dual balancers reduce vibration for exceptional rider and passenger comfort. The balancers are positioned on either end of the crankshaft to reduce vibration.

" "Tri-axis" crankcase layout means the crankshaft, main axle and drive shaft are specially arranged to minimize the size of the engine cases and centralize mass.

" 43mm, twin-bore, downdraft throttle body fuel injection (FI) with throttle position sensor (TPS) ensures great throttle response and maximum power throughout the rev range. This system is a "closed loop" system, since it utilizes an oxygen sensor in the exhaust to monitor the concentration of oxygen and adjust the FI system if necessary. The benefits of fuel injection include chokeless operation, increased fuel economy, instant throttle response and reduced emissions.

" The 12-hole, 2-directional Mikuni fuel injectors produce a wide spray pattern for complete cylinder filling. This special spray pattern combined with the dual spark plug head ensures complete combustion for maximum power. A Idle Speed Control (ISC) has been adopted to ensure stable idling performance.

" High capacity electronic fuel pump is located in the sub tank under the seat.

" State-of-the-art Electronic Control Unit (ECU) ensures precisely metered fuel delivery and optimal ignition spark control using 3D transistorized coil ignition mapping for each cylinder.

" 3.5 litre dual inlet air filter box is located under the tank. There are intake ducts at the front and rear of the air box for maximum breathing efficiency. This design not only maximizes air flow but also reduces weight. A viscous paper type air filter is used.

" Air Induction System (AIS) injects fresh oxygen at the exhaust port to insure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions (HC & CO) while a special air cut valve reduces backfiring when decelerating or coasting off throttle.

" High-performance, 2-into-1-exhaust system features large size header pipes for maximum flow. The single muffler contains a 3-way honey comb matrix catalyizer to reduce harmful exhaust emissions. The stylish muffler helps to boost torque and horsepower while producing a throaty, V-twin growl.

" The exhaust system also features a lightweight titanium EXUP exhaust power valve most commonly found on high performance sport bikes. The EXUP system not only provides crisp throttle response and eliminates 'flat spots" but also improves acceleration and reduces fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

" Dry sump lubrication system means a more compact engine design since the oil tank is not part of the engine, which lowers the centre of gravity for great handling and a light feel. A handy, spin-on oil filter means fast, easy oil changes.

" Frame mounted oil cooler is a first on a Yamaha cruiser. The cooler maintains consistent oil temperatures for optimum cooling and lubrication of this massive V-twin powerplant.

" Smooth-shifting, 5-speed transmission features optimized gear ratios for both strong acceleration and relaxed highway cruising.

" 2-piece heel-and-toe shifter adds versatility and enhances the overall cruising experience. The 2-piece design allows the rider to individually adjust front and rear portions to suit foot size or remove the rear section if not desired.

" Heavy duty 10 plate clutch is designed compliment engine power characteristics. This clutch is operated by a hydraulic master cylinder instead of a cable. The hydraulic clutch design is low maintenance, self adjusting and very stylish.

" Low-maintenance belt drive system not only significantly reduce maintenance but is also clean and quiet. A belt drive system uses less power than a shaft drive and reduces unsprung weight for great rear suspension performance.

Chassis/Suspension

" High tech aluminum, die cast, double-cradle frame reduces weight, while balancing strength and rigidity. The critical head pipe area features box type construction for additional strength. The frame not provides excellent handling characteristics but also compliments the beautiful flowing lines of the rest of the chassis and bodywork. The engine is rigidly mounted in the frame.

" Lightweight C.F. die cast aluminum swingarm offers superb rigidity and ensures excellent stability and handling. The C.F. die casting process allows for beautiful shapes that are both strong and light. This swingarm is a fashion statement in aluminum and compliments the rest of the Roadliner's eye catching styling.

" Rigid 46mm front fork offers 130mm (5.1") of wheel travel for exceptionally stable handling and great ride comfort. The fork features "slash cut" large diameter fork shrouds to enhance the "neo- streamliner" styling.

" Beefy, cast aluminum, top and bottom triple clamps help increase fork rigidity and reduce weight.

" Link rear suspension features a spring preload adjustable single rear shock delivering outstanding ride comfort and precise handling. The shock is horizontally positioned under the engine for a lower center of gravity and is hidden to provide that classic "hardtail" look. Rear wheel travel is 110mm (4.3").

" Powerful dual 298mm floating front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid, 4-piston, monoblock calipers provide sport-bike spec stopping power. Providing exceptional stopping power, these brakes also provide great lever feel and feedback.

" Huge 320mm rear disc is squeezed by a single piston caliper mounted below the swingarm for a lower center of gravity and that customized "hidden look".

" Lightweight, 12 spoke cast aluminum mag wheels reduce weight and enhance handling and styling. The front wheel is MT 4.00x18 while the rear wheel is a MT 5.50x17. Both are fitted with tubeless radial tires that provide excellent traction and reduced rolling resistance.

" Two-piece seat design features a wide, flat profile for excellent rider comfort. The passenger seat features a small lip at the rear of the seat providing a secure feeling for the passenger.

" 51w /55w high efficiency Irradiation headlight. This is a 2 bulb design, one for low beam and one for high beam. The unique headlight body compliments the "neo-streamline" styling.

" Steel fenders front and rear can be easily customized or painted to suit personal preferences. The front fender features a classic fender stay.

" Flangeless teardrop style fuel tank offers 14 Litresof capacity. This is the first flangeless tank used on a Yamaha cruiser. There are no welds visible, providing that custom look. The total fuel capacity is 17 Litresthanks to a 3 liter sub tank located low in the frame below the seat. A high pressure electric fuel pump with quick connect fittings provide fuel to the EFI system.

" Large 1.25" diameter handlebars. All electrical wires are hidden inside the handle bars for that clean custom look. Selected meter functions can be controlled by buttons on the back of RHS switch.

" Fuel tank mounted instrument panel. This stylish panel has the classic "grand father" clock image. Just below the large analogue speedo is an analogue tach and fuel gauge. Other functions include digital odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel reserve trip counter and clock. Background illumination can be adjusted to suit personal preferences.

" Teardrop shaped rider floorboards with floating rubber inserts that reduce vibration.

" Extra wide, brake and clutch levers provide that quality feel and look.

Details

" Industry-leading, Star Family fit and finish creates a machine as stunning as it is powerful.

" Highly visible, clear look LED taillight

" Self-canceling turn signals (15 seconds or 150 meters) with stylish clear lenses.

" Stylish 3D speed lines on the fuel tank

" Low-fuel warning light

" Low maintenance sealed battery

" Fork lock integrated into main ignition switch for extra convenience

" Special Midnight features:

" Blacked out engine cases, frame, and swingarm

" Blacked out forks, headlight, handlebar switches and fender stays

" Chromed exhaust and healight rim

" Rich metallic black lacquer paint

 

 

 

NOTE: Any correction or more information on these motorcycles will kindly be appreciated, Some country's motorcycle specifications can be different to motorcyclespecs.co.za. Confirm with your motorcycle dealer before ordering any parts or spares. Any objections to articles or photos placed on motorcyclespecs.co.za will be removed upon request.  

 Privacy Policy       Contact Me      Links