2015 - 2017 Yamaha Raider

2015 - 2017 Yamaha Raider
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  • Yamaha Raider
  • Year:
    2015- 2017
  • Make:
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves/cylinder
  • Displacement:
    1854 cc
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    15199
  • Price:

The Raider from the Star cruiser line — now folded back into the Yamaha stable — and its chromed-out sibling, the Raider S, haven’t changed much spec-wise since 2008 (though the "S" didn’t appear for 2016). Red or black was the choice — the 2015 Raider in Liquid Graphite, the 2015 "S" in Crimson Red or the 2016 Raider in Candy Red — choices I like better than the Galaxy Blue offered in 2014. For 2017, we have basic black. With a 39-degree rake, low seat height, a fat rear tire and a tall front tire, it has just enough stretch to give that bad-boy chopper look that gets attention. It takes more than looks to impress buyers, though.

Continue reading for my review of the Yamaha Raider.

 

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