While burning fossil fuels might just be the sore subject of our time, there is something to be said for burning oil in a machine as classy as the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight. It’s hard to imagine a machine cut from a bolt of silk, but at first glance, that’s the kind of smooth that seems to permeate the core of the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight. This cruiser looks like it could take you to the places you dream about, though it seems hard to believe that the new buyer will want to do more than polish it for at least a few weeks after the purchase.
Rather than being decorated in the stuff, the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight is awash in glittering chrome. The more poetic wording seems somehow to fit better. The 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight doesn’t simply exist; it is beheld by the mortals who would be transported to Valhalla upon this fiery, elegant steed. The Art Deco inspired treatments work well against the luminous black paint, while the low-slung saddle invites you to just relax and enjoy the ride.
The 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight is powered by a big, 113-cubic inch air cooled overhead valve pushrod V-twin engine that positively cranks out power and torque. Mated to it you’ll find a five-speed transmission and a belt final drive. In the2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight exhaust, you’ll find an Exhaust ultimate power valve that boosts torque in the 2,500-3,000 RPM range, so riders looking for upgrades to the exhaust system should be aware that removal of the factory exhaust without provision for this valve will likely suffer some loss of power in that RPM range.
The cooling fins of the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight’s big V-twin engine are specially machined to provide a jewel-like appearance, and accentuate the bike’s Art Deco styling theme. An aluminum frame helps to reduce weight, while Yamaha designers specifically positioned 49.6 percent of the weight of the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight over the front wheel.
This level of balance on the motorcycle allows it react more like a sportbike than a cruiser in some situations. Coupled with a low center of gravity, the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight, despite being a heavy cruiser at 722 pounds, is agile and quick through twisty roads, making the best use of all aspects of its design philosophy, looking absolutely bad as hell while performing as flawlessly as you would expect.
Priced from $14,090, the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight is available only in black, but features some incredible flame pinstriping that you really have to see to get a feel of. Getting a feel for the 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight is to feel an exhilarating mixture of art and power blended together to create something special. The 2009 Yamaha Roadliner Midnight is a bike that gets noticed, whether people love it or hate it. One thing’s for certain, though, the style is undeniably sweet.