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2008 Yamaha Raider S

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2008 Yamaha Raider S Specifications

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Identification
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
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 S
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard

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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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