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Dan's Customized Raider, Shelby, NC

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Yamaha calls it the first "modern performance custom"; the Raider from Star Motorcycles broke new ground in styling, performance, power and handling upon its introduction in 2008.  Now, eight years later, the Raider continues to exhilarate its owners and defeat its competition, inspiring a growing fierce and loyal following, and winning awards and accolades along the way.

Established in January 2008, Raider Performance has aimed to help the owners of this incredible motorcycle get the most out of their machines and serves as a community for all Raider owners and riders (current and future).

Share your obsession in our Raider Owners Forum and on Facebook.

New for 2016 - Star Motorcycles has unveiled the Raider for 2016.  We say "Raider" (not plural), because the Standard Raider is the only 2016 model.  The Raider is available in Candy Red with some cool graphics and black wheels with a red pinstripe; with the MSRP remaining $14,990.  There are no 2016 versions of the Raider S, Raider SCL, or Raider Bullet Cowl.  NOTE:  The Bullet Cowl is now available as an accessory in the Star Motorcycles catalog to fit your Raider.

2016 Update: Visitors to are being redirected to  After 20 years, the "Star Motorcycles" brand has been taken back under the umbrella of parent Yamaha, with cruisers such as the Raider and Stryker falling under Yamaha's Star Cruiser Line.

We've made a major improvement and added an on-line catalog feature to our Aftermarket Section.  In addition to our research and reviews, we are now able to provide a direct connection to our partners that allow you to purchase many of the name-brand products that we discuss at discounted prices, including FI modules, handlebars, exhaust, etc. If you see this graphic , it indicates that we've personally installed, tested and used the item.

What's new
bulletLooking for a quality used Yamaha Raider?  Check out our Raider Classifieds.
bulletWe're very excited to introduce the Freedom Performance Combat 2-into-1 exhaust system for the Raider.
bulletCheck out our new Corbin Stinger Saddle, Raider Performance Edition
bulletWe get the Hot-rod Bagger Project Raider Dyno tested.
bulletCheck the Our Bike page for previously installed and reviewed (OK, used) parts for sale.

Please let us know what you think - about the bike, our site, or anything Raider-related.  Drop us an email.

Our Bike

Check out what we're doing on our Raider.  Yamaha is a very rare bike manufacturer in that they go out of their way to promote customization, and we thank them for that.

Raider MarketPlace

Unique, Special and Hard-to-Find parts and accessories specifically for the Raider, direct from our supplier & manufacturing partners.

The Aftermarket

What we've found and what we have to say about the latest aftermarket products.  Where to get unique parts and accessories, and links to our trusted vendors.

Bragging Rights

A quick, unbiased (you'll like this) look at how this bike stacks up.


See what others are saying

Photo Gallery

Send us pictures of all your rides, and we'll put them here


Maintenance and Modification How-to

A continuously growing collection of information regarding the care and maintenance of the Raider, as well as information on popular modifactions and accessory installation, geared towards those owners interested in doing the work themselves.



The Original Raider Back Patch for sale.


Raider FAQ

A compilation of answers to common Raider-related questions and issues


Raider Owners & Members Directory

Our Directory of Raider Riders and Owners from around the country and the world

Links our aftermarket affiliates and other related content around the web

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