With its low slung stature, black accents and smart features, the Star Motorcycles Raider is an attractive cruiser that is ready to reward you with a unique riding experience each time you jump on its saddle.

At the heart of the motorcycle sits a 113-Cubic-Inch (1854cc), air-cooled V-twin OHV, engine with 4 valves per cylinder. The engine’s power is kept under control by a 5-speed, multiplate transmission with wet clutch.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a light all-aluminum cast frame which is paired with a light, Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm.

The Star Motorcycles Raider rides on custom 5-spoke wheels which are complemented by 120/70-21-inch bias tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2015 Star Motorcycles Raider can be yours for no less than $14,990 (Available From October 2014).

Hit the jump for more information on the Star Motorcycles Raider.

  • 2015 Star Motorcycles Raider
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
  • Transmission:
    5-speed
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Displacement:
    1854 cc
  • Top Speed:
    124 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    14990

Overview

2015 Star Motorcycles Raider Exterior
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Instant Attitude Adjustment.

If you really want totally custom but would rather ride than wrench, have a look at the 2015 Yamaha Raider by Star Motorcycles. It truly is the ultimate marriage of cruiser styling and total performance. Its 113 cubic inch fuel injected V-Twin engine takes a back seat to no V-Twin when it comes to power and reliability. And the rest of the chopper inspired Raider is pure Star quality, designed and engineered by the world’s best bike builders.

2015 Star Motorcycles Raider Key Features:

2015 Star Motorcycles Raider Exterior
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• The Raider was inspired by the custom chopper movement, but since it’s a Star, it had to also handle, stop and go.
• A 6-degree yoke angle—the first ever on a Star Motorcycle—makes it possible to achieve that custom raked-out look as well as neutral handling and straight-line cruisability: 33-degree rake plus 6 degrees yoke angle gives total rake of 39 degrees and 102mm of trail.
• Custom 5-spoke wheels carry a 120/70-21-inch bias tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back—the tallest and widest ever on a Star.
• Estimated 42 mpg* means this cruiser can go the distance between fill-ups.

2015 Star Motorcycles Raider Features and Benefits:

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Engine:

• 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48-degree V-twin pumps out max torque at just 2500 rpm and max power at 4500 rpm for powerful, relaxed cruising.
• Four pushrod-activated valves and two spark plugs per cylinder provide optimum combustion efficiency along with classically beautiful engine architecture.
• Ceramic-composite plated cylinders for superior heat dissipation with forged pistons cooled by oil jets. Provides outstanding reliability and longer engine life.
• 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing increase power output across the board.
• Computer-controlled, twin-bore fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters to calculate perfect mixture under all conditions; wide-angle 12-hole fuel injectors provide excellent atomization.
• A 3.5-liter airbox is hidden in the area below the fuel tank for great performance and clean styling.
• Two-into-one-into-two exhaust with Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®) inside boosts torque in the 2500-3500-rpm range.
• Special custom-machining of the cooling fin edges gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.

Chassis/Suspension:

2015 Star Motorcycles Raider Exterior
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• All-aluminum cast frame is light, rigid and tuned for light, athletic handling. A light, Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm casting complements the bike’s lithe style.
• Low, sculpted seat holds the rider in place, and pullback bars reach back to enforce a casual, urban cruising style.
• A 6-degree yoke angle—the first ever on a street-legal Star Motorcycle—makes it possible to achieve that custom look as well as neutral handling and straight-line cruisability: 33-degree rake plus 6 degrees yoke angle gives total rake of 39 degrees and 102mm of trail.
• Custom 5-spoke wheels carry a 120/70-21-inch bias tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back—the tallest and widest ever on a Star.
• 46mm fork tubes serve a sweet appearance and an excellent ride through 5.1 inches of wheel travel.
• A tucked-out-of-sight single shock out back provides a smooth ride under varying loads.
• Flangeless fuel tank carries a full 4.2 gallons of fuel.
• Front brake master cylinder with integrated lever operates a pair of 298mm front discs squeezed by strong monoblock calipers for excellent power and feel, with a 310mm disc out back.
• Strong, light and narrow belt final drive contains embedded carbon fiber for even greater strength.
• Wiring harness uses super-slim wires for compactness and lighter weight, and switchgear wiring is routed inside the handlebar for a clean appearance.

Additional Features:

• Left-thumb operated high-beam switch, and right-thumb activated accessory driving light switch for great visibility.
• Jewel-like fit and finish, and Star quality paint, chrome and attention to detail are evident all over the Raider.
• Cool, tank-mounted instrumentation complements the custom look, and contains analog speedometer and fuel gauge, along with twin digital tripmeters, odometer and self-diagnostics.
• Bright multi-reflector headlight, LED taillight, and custom amber LED turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
• 02 sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions.

Specifications

Engine Type Air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
Displacement 113-cubic-inch (1854cc)
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 118.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel Delivery Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection; throttle position sensor
Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Transmission 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch
Final Drive Belt
Frame Double cradle
Suspension / Front Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
Suspension / Rear Swingarm; 3.5-in travel
Brakes / Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 310mm
Tires / Front 120/70-21M/C 62H
Tires / Rear 210/40-18M/C 73H
Wheels 5-spoke cast
L x W x H 101.2 x 36.4 x 45.9 in
Seat Height 27.4 in
Ground Clearance 5.7 in
Wheelbase 70.9 in
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal
Fuel Economy 42 mpg
Wet Weight 730 lb
Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)
Available Color Liquid Graphite
Price $14,990 (Available from October 2014)

Quotes:

"You are looking at a special generation of custom cruisers. A breed that stands apart. Check out the incredible attention to detail. From front to back, the Raider is loaded with "custom" inspired parts. Stretched out fork, fat rear tire, low seat and an aggressive, slammed riding position. The Raider features more black parts than the S version. The Raider not only looks good… it offers an incredible riding experience too." — Total Motorcycle

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