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2008 Yamaha Raider

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2008 Yamaha Raider

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2008 Yamaha Raider Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $13,180.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Torque RPM  2500
Cooling  Air
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Bore (mm/in)  100 / 3.94
Stroke (mm/in)  118 / 4.65
Displacement (cc/ci)  1854 / 113.1
Compression Ratio  9.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Tire Width  210
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  40
Rear Wheel Diameter  18
Front Tire (Full Spec)  120/70-21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  210/40-18
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11.7 / 298
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.2 / 310
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.8 / 46
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.1 / 129.5
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  3.5 / 88.9
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.43
Width (in/mm)  36.4 / 924.6
Height (in/mm)  45.9 / 1165.9
Wheelbase (in/mm)  70.9 / 1800.9
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  5.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  692 / 313.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.1 / 15.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.68
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  27.3 / 693.4
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Tank Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Pocket  No
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Cruiser
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Introduction Year  2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Yamaha
Display Name  Raider
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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By Chuck(Owner), Sep. 18, 2008
I have owned the Raider S in blue for about four months. I get the looks and complements from auto operators and motorcyclists. The Harley guys look like they don't believe any rice bike could look better than their Harleys. I drilled holes in the rear of exhaust to get a Harley-like sound, but n... Read Full Review

 

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Best Value Period!
By Ameya Padhye(Owner), Sep. 30, 2008
I had wanted to purchase a cruiser for a long time and was looking into Harley's, Triumph, Suzuki, ect. I had done lots of research and read a lot of reviews on the various options i had. Initially i had decided to go with a Harley Street Bob but then i found my way to the Raider and i fell in lov... Read Full Review

 

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Makes Harleys feel like mopeds!!!!
By David(Owner), Sep. 12, 2008
Great bike!! Loads of power and torque, great ride. Breaks are outstanding. I upgraded the exhaust and it sounds amazing. I rode my buddies '08 H-D RoadKing and it doesn't hold a candle to the Raider! Read Full Review

 

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Peanut Gas Tank
By steve(Owner), Oct. 20, 2009
I bought the Raider when it first came out and love the bike. My complaint is the gas tank, only 4.1 gal tank for such a big engine. Star could have least made it a 5.0 gallon, that would have helped some on the miles. Sucks when your riding with other bikes who have 6.0 gallons and i need to stop ... Read Full Review

 

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Re deckorate every year for a new bike. This Split Decision
By Jack(Enthusiast), Jul. 31, 2009
The Raider is fun to redo every year. Read Full Review

 

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