The 2006 Yamaha Roadliner is an amazing motorcycle. With 124 foot pounds of torque, and over 100 horsepower, there's never a dull moment! The 1900cc V-twin engine is air cooled, fuel-injected, and housed in a 37 pound aluminum frame. The overall weight of the bike comes in at 765 pounds, but is more than managable with the comfortable 29" seat height.
Luke notes, "I'm not sure how long I will get to keep this bike, but it was a wonderful way to discover Alaska during my first full summer here."
Riding in Alaska is a very unique experience. There's nothing quite like a sunlit midnight run in July. The diverse terrain encompasses some of the most spectacular scenery in North America, and more than makes up for the fact that the road network is not nearly as extensive as down south. The riding season is shorter than most places, about 5 months, because once the temperatures drop to around freezing the roads develop black ice on a regular basis.