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A Modern Classic - Jason's 2009 Raider S, Mechanicsville, VA
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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).
New for 2017 - There were some questions in Raider online community about whether the Raider would return for 2017. We're thrilled to say that the Raider soldiers on as the sole chassis for the XV1900 113 cubic-inch powerplant, surpassing the typical 8-year model run. As noted below, the Raider is now included in Yamaha's Cruiser/Touring line-up, though the "Star" decal remains on the fuel tank. The Raider is available in Raven Black with the MSRP of $15,199.
2016 Update: Visitors to starmotorcycles.com are being redirected to yamahamotorsports.com. 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.
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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.
Unique, Special and Hard-to-Find parts and accessories specifically for the Raider, direct from our supplier & manufacturing partners.
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.
A quick, unbiased (you'll like this) look at how this bike stacks up.
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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.
A compilation of answers to common Raider-related questions and issues
Our Directory of Raider Riders and Owners from around the country and the world
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