The award-winning Stratoliner is the chrome-clad, 115 cubic-inch V-twin powered neo-streamlined cruiser with locking sidebags, detachable, and lockable windshield and passenger backrest. The Stratoliner main goal ever since it was introduced was to be identified as a unique machine implementing one-off features.
Let’s start with the bike’s frame. The aluminum unit which required few welds is long and low and so it provides great looks.
Attached to the frame is the 4.5 gallons teardrop-shaped fuel tank which completes the style and attitude given by the frame. It does it by implementing neo-streamline design, including the first seamless gas tank fitted of a Star motorcycle. This is where the Stratoliner gets its distinctive look and what the rest of the elements follow.
To match the fuel tank, Yamaha resculpted the seat which is also comfortable on long rides. If you are planning to enjoy both short rides and long trips, a pair of streamlined leather-covered, locking, hard sidebags, an adjustable, detachable windshield and a detachable passenger backrest will surely come in handy and the Stratoliner has them all. In order to give a nice, cruiser look and a tasty finishing touch, Yamaha provided a series of chromed elements like the switchgear, front brake and clutch master cylinders and levers, belt guard, fork and fork covers, handlebar clamps, shifter, front pulley cover, various engine covers, rear fender stay and polished wheels. The Stratoliner is a true companion right from the start. It implies powerful low-end pull together with the exhaust note which by this time became music to my ears. Although it is happy to burn the gas and go like no other, the mighty 115-cubic-inch air-cooled V-twin delivers its power smoothly and that is mostly due to its dual counterbalancers. These allow the engine to be rigidly attached to the frame and stiffen the chassis. The monster’s five-speed gearbox is more than adequate for it as it values properly all that power available and it is also very easy to use with the help of the heel/toe shifter. On the open road, fifth gear will require only 2800 rpm in order for the bike to run with 70 mph. This will result in good fuel economy and no delays at the end of the trip of your life. This one is super clean, with only 12,757 Miles on it. Fully serviced, and ready to ride!!!