At its launch last September, the all new Raider immediately earned high marks from enthusiast magazines conducting road tests and comparisons. Now it has won another important victory by taking the “2008 Metric Cruiser of the Year” award at the 9th Annual V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 2-4, beating out a host of competitors in the process. What’s more, this makes it three years straight that a Star Motorcycle model has won an award at the V-Twin Expo as the Roadliner took the “Metric Cruiser of the Year” award both in 2006 and 2007.
Achieving such an important award is a great validation for Star Motorcycles, because it shows how powerful and effective it is to lead the cruiser field with new designs and engineering – rather than simply copying what others have done. “It’s easy to make a bike look good, but the Raider handles and rides as good as it looks,” explains Derek Brooks, Product Planning Manager for Star Motorcycles. “This truly reinforces Star’s vision to be a leader in the cruiser market and not follow convention.”