2010 Yamaha Roadliner Review


The Yamaha Roadliner made its first appearance in 2006 in the U.S. market under Star Motorcycles, Yamaha’s flagship brand for cruiser motorcycles in U.S. The 2010 Yamaha Roadliner sports a classic design and boasts a massive V-Twin engine and neo streamline styling. This magnificent beast is also known as Yamaha Roadliner S or Star Roadliner.

The 2010 Yamaha Roadliner promises high levels of performance. And it’s not hard to see why. The cruiser features 113-cubic-inch air-cooled 48-degree, four valves per cylinder motor, a V-twin power plant that produces massive torque and a class leading acceleration. Twin-bore downdraft electronic fuel injection ensures optimum engine efficiency and throttle response in all climatic conditions. The large size of the valves helps increase the engine horsepower and torque. The four-valve cylinder heads ensure optimal breathing efficiency for great power delivery at all rpms. The two spark plugs per cylinder allow complete combustion for maximum power output. The valve train has been specifically designed to include short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high rpm use. Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP) inside the two-into-one exhaust system boosts torque in the 2500-3000 rpm range. Ceramic composite-plated cylinders ensure uniform heat dissipation and help to reduce weight and friction, and boost the cylinder service life.

The 2010 Yamaha Roadliner has a light aluminum frame and a controlled-fill swing arm that adds to the cruiser’s distinctive style. Riders get to enjoy great handling thanks to the sport-bike-like weight distribution with 49.6 percent of the weight on the front wheel. A thick, richly chromed 1.25-inch handlebar in polished clamps carries the Roadliner’s switchgear wiring on the inside.

The sculpted seat on the 2010 Yamaha Roadliner is perfect for long hauls. The position beams within the main headlight housing provide optimal visibility. The Roadliner boasts a fuel economy up to an estimated 42 mpg with a fuel capacity of 4.5 gallons of gas. The Yamaha Roadliner is available in purplish metallic blue.

New For 2010

  • Different flame graphics
  • New exhaust valves
  • Chrome engine headlights

2010 Yamaha Roadliner Specs

  • Model: Roadliner S
  • Engine Type: Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve, 48°, V-twin w/EFI
  • Bore and Stroke: 100 x 118 mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Valve Train: OHV 4 valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Fuel Injection
  • Ignition: Starting Digital TCI / Electric
  • Transmission: Manual/5-speed
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 17 liters (3.7 imp. gallons)
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 42 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Dual 298mm discs
  • Brakes (Rear): 320mm disc
  • Suspension (Front): 46mm fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Adjustable link single shock
  • Wheelbase: 1,715mm
  • Rake: 31°
  • Trail: 152 mm
  • Seat Height: 27.8 in
  • Curb Weight: 749 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 130/70-18
  • Tires (Rear): 190/60-17


  • Black Chrome Billet Flame Mirrors
  • Cobra Chrome Saddlebag S
  • High Beam Headlights 10,000K Xenon HID Kit H7
  • Kevlar Carbon Front Brake Pads
  • Cobra Round Sissy Bars
  • Healtech Gipro X-type Gear Indicator
  • Fram PH6017A Motorcycle Oil Filter
  • EBC Brakes CT017 Clutch Basket Holding Tool

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  • 2010 Honda Sabre Base
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