2011 Yamaha Stratoliner Review


The 2011 Yamaha Stratoliner Deluxe is a touring bike heavy on exquisite, classic styling and a ton of power. The design features a large, weather-resistant fairing and a short windscreen. The seat is sculpted with a long swoop and provides plenty of comfort. The bike's chrome finish gives the Stratoliner plenty of sophistication, and the simple, retro look of the instrumentation keeps the Stratoliner classic. The headlight is a multi-reflector, and the taillight is LED. Turn signals are amber to match the classic look. If this bagger doesn't impress, nothing will. The 12-spoke wheels are extremely attractive both in action and at a standstill.

The 2011 Yamaha Stratoliner features a 1854-cc, air-cooled, long-stroke engine. The low engine height allows for a lower center of gravity and somewhat uniform heat dissipation. Throttle response is amazingly powerful with the Mikuni, twin-bore, downdraft, throttle body fuel injection. The electronic control unit keeps power stable regardless of the usage. The chassis is constructed of aluminum produced for lower body weight and offers balance. Wheels are 18 inches in the front and 17 inches in the rear. The brake and clutch levers are extra wide and for easy usage and quality look and feel. The Stratoliner produces 91 horsepower and 117 lb-ft of torque, which gives a huge push from a standstill and keeps the Stratoliner cruising easily along, even while passing other motorists.

The Stratoliner features iPod integration, handlebar mounted audio controls, and self-cancelling turn signals. Also included are stylish 3D speed lines on the fuel tank. There is a fork lock integrated into the ignition switch, and numerous blacked out components. Handling is incredible with the low aluminum frame, low center of gravity, and the rigid chassis design. The weight of the Stratoliner Deluxe is not for small riders. The riding position is upright and very comfortable. Overall, the Stratoliner is ideal for road use, even for extremely long trips. The power engine, decent fuel economy, and high-quality build keep it safe throughout even rougher trips.

New For 2011

  • The 2011 Yamaha Stratoliner is slightly lighter in weight than the previous year's model, but this is almost not worth noting considering it's less than.
  • The Stratoliner Deluxe was introduced in 2010, and it is now the only Stratoliner available, as the Stratoliner S is taken out of the lineup for 2011.

2011 Yamaha Stratoliner Specs

  • Model: Stratoliner Deluxe
  • Engine Type: 1864-cc V-Twin, four-stroke, two-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.94 inches and 4.6 inches
  • Compression ratio: 9.48:1
  • Valve Train: Pushrod OHV, four valves per cylinder.
  • Induction: Air
  • Ignition: Digital TCI
  • Transmission: five-speed, hydraulically actuated wet clutch
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 40.9 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Dual Hydraulic, 11.7-inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic, 12.6 inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): 1.8-inch, telescopic fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin sided swing arm
  • Wheelbase: 67.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 27.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 794 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 130/70-18
  • Tires (Rear): 190/60-17


  • Storage accessories include a Billet rear fender rack, deluxe hard side bags with fitted lining, hard leather saddlebags with mounting hardware, rear luggage rack, and a Stratoliner deluxe windshield bag.
  • Guards and covers include a Big Bar caliper covers and pedal cover, and side bag guards. Also available is front caliper covers and master cylinder covers produced by Kuryakyn. Also available is a mini tank cover.
  • Accessories for a passenger include Billet passenger floorboard, footpegs, and quick-release backrest pad with options for sidearms. On the other hand, there is a solo seat available for purchase as well.
  • Billet mirror or a RAD III Teardrop mirror by Arlen Ness for the left or right side for additional visibility. Also available is Magnum mirrors and Magnum Plus mirrors by Kuryakyn.
  • A Stratoliner deluxe wind deflector is available to reduce the amount of wind and flying debris that reaches the motorists face. Multiple windshield options are also available.
  • Touring handlebars designed specifically for the comfort of the driver during long rides.
  • Front fender trim rail for additional styling.
  • Re-settable hour meter for tracking time and distance with ease.

Key Competitors For The 2011 Yamaha Stratoliner

  • Harley-Davidson Street Glide
  • Harley-Davidson Sportster SuperLow
  • Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Classic LT
  • BMW K 1600 GTL
  • Yamaha Roadliner Midnight