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2012 Yamaha Raider S

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Identification
Model Type  Cruiser
BASE MSRP(US)  $15,190.00
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
Compression Ratio  9.48:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
US Miles Per Gallon (Combined)  42
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
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  No
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
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.8 / 147.3
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  5.2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  692 / 313.9
Wet Weight (lbs/kg)  729.9 / 331.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 15.9
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)  27.4 / 696
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
Radiator Cover  No
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
Mounts:  
Tool Bag Mount  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No

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Best cruiser on the market!!!
By jeff reece(Owner), Aug. 15, 2012
Bought it not long ago...has the looks of a Custom Harley without that pesky puddle of oil under it in your garage...plus it will SMOKE any stock Harley...period Read Full Review

 

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By George A. Culbert III(Owner), Nov. 9, 2012
Looking for a bike that has it all and does it all for the road and turns heads doing it. Well Yamaha did it with the Raider. It is a big, powerful bike first in its class. A low and wide seat will let you ride in comfort for as long as you want to stay in the saddle. A beefy look with stylish clean... Read Full Review

 

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By yo mama(Enthusiast), Mar. 2, 2015
took it for a demo ride. would not trade my wide glide in for it, doesn't have the same feel or sound. a bike built for looks & not ergonomics. Could not wait to get back on my Harley. Read Full Review

 

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By Bob(Owner), Apr. 16, 2014
The first time I sat on the Raider in 08 my first words were " I gotta get me one of these"....this past October I bought a 2012 Nebulous Purple Raider S left over...all I can say is I'm not disappointed AT ALL ! Love everything about it...looks...power...feel. The only thing I wish is tha... Read Full Review

 

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