2008 Yamaha Raider

2008 Yamaha Raider pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
MSRP
$13,180
Type
Cruiser
Insurance
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Model Type
Cruiser
MSRP
$13,180
Dealers
Warranty
12
Insurance
Finance
Generic Type (Primary)
Cruiser
Manufacturer Country
Japan
Introduction Year
2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Yamaha
Display Name
Raider
Year
2008
Make
Yamaha
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 Type
Manual
Number Of Speeds
5
Overdrive
Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)
Belt
Reverse
No
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
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
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 Control
Handlebar
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
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
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
Top Crown
Standard
Pocket
No
Stand Type
Kick
Handlebars
Standard
License Plate
Standard
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Metallic
No
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Rearview Mirrors
Standard
Handlebar Lock
Standard
User Reviews
6 reviews
  • Raider
    By  (I am an Owner) on Dec 19, 2017

    I own a 2008 Yamaha Raider (purchased new in 2009). They were hard to find at that time.

    I have ridden from Houston, TX to Sturgis, SD 6 times on this bike. It is bullet proof. I've had literally no problems with this bike. It has plenty of torque when riding 2 up and it's a fun ...

    Cruise control and bags would be nice for longer rides, but I didn't originally buy it for touring. Due to the front end design it does lean (a lot) on turns. -part of the character of the bike.

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  • Peanut Gas Tank
    By  (I am an Owner) on 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 ...

    Steve

    Owner

    www.EasyRoadRiders.com

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  • Re deckorate every year for a new bike. This Split Decision
    By  (I am an Enthusiast) on Jul 31, 2009

    The Raider is fun to redo every year.

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  • Best Value Period!
    By  (I am an Owner) on 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 ...

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  • Outstanding
    By  (I am an Owner) on 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 ...

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  • Makes Harleys feel like mopeds!!!!
    By  (I am an Owner) on 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!

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