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2008 Yamaha Raider S

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2008 Yamaha Raider S

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2008 Yamaha Raider S Specifications

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Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $13,780.00
Dealers Yamaha Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Air
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV - Pushrod
Compression Ratio  9.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Wheels & Tires:  
Front Tire (Full Spec)  120/70-21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  210/40-18
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  70.9 / 1800.9
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.1 / 15.5

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Excellent Addition to the family
By John Wisniewski(Owner), Sep. 18, 2008
If you are looking for a performance cruiser then the Raider is a excellent choice. It has tons of torque to roll on in any gear. The gentle thumping of 2 huge pistons as well as the great exhaust note that goes along with it makes for a fantastic ride. It does not handle as good as my FZ1 but does... Read Full Review

 

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Awesome Ride - AB
By Adam Brucker(Owner), Sep. 19, 2008
I'll admit, I was a little intimidated when I first sat on this bike. Pegs forward, "fists-in-the-wind", the overall length, and massive engine. As my first street motorcycle, I wasn't sure if it would be too much for me to handle. Now, having ridden the bike for several months I can say t... Read Full Review

 

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Hang on tight!
By Mike Soos(Owner), Dec. 3, 2008
Yamaha did it right with this bike. The power is absolutely phenomenol, you'd better be paying attention when you grab a handful of this bike. The overall driveability and comfort is terrific even though it takes a bit more effort to turn with the skinny front and wide rear tires. Even with a two-up... Read Full Review

 

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2008 Yamaha Raider S, Review
By David Aubry(Owner), Sep. 15, 2008
I have been riding for over forty years both road & dirt. This is one of the best balanced bikes I have ever ridden. The power curve is perfect, power in any gear with out lugging the bike. Even with the front end rake & the fat tire you wouldn't even know they were there.



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By Ken Cooley(Owner), Jun. 27, 2009
I owned the 2008 Star Raider.



This bike could run straight up a wall if you could only balance it on it's rear tire long enough.



What a powerhouse.



Gas mileage was 32-38 at best.



Takes high octane 90 or better and is a great rider but not for traveling only for bar hopping or runs to wor... Read Full Review

 

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