2017 Yamaha Raider


The Yamaha Raider®, part of the Star® Cruiser Line, is the ultimate marriage of chopper-inspired style and incredible 1,854 cc air-cooled V-twin performance.

Additional Features

  • PEERLESS QUALITY: Jewel-like fit and finish, and Star® quality paint, chrome and attention to detail are evident all over the Raider.
  • TANK-MOUNTED INSTRUMENTS: Cool, tank-mounted instrumentation complements the custom look, and contains analog speedometer and fuel gauge, along with twin digital trip meters, odometer, clock, adjustable brightness and self-diagnostics.
  • EXCELLENT LIGHTING: Bright multi-reflector headlight, LED taillight, and custom amber LED turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look. A right-thumb activated accessory driving light switch is ready for accessory lighting, too.
  • CLEAN RUNNING: 02 sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions.

Chassis / Suspension

  • ALUMINUM FRAME: All-aluminum cast frame is light, rigid and tuned for light, athletic handling. A light, Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm casting complements the bike’s lithe style.
  • SECURE RIDING POSITION: Low, sculpted seat holds the rider in place, and pullback bars reach back to enforce a casual, urban cruising style.
  • STYLISH CUSTOM TIRES: Custom 5-spoke aluminum wheels carry a 120/70 profile, 21-inch tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back—the tallest and widest ever on a Star.
  • PLUSH SUSPENSION: 46mm fork tubes serve a sweet appearance and an excellent ride through 5.1 inches of wheel travel. A tucked-out-of-sight single shock out back provides a smooth ride under varying loads.
  • GENEROUS FUEL RANGE: Flangeless fuel tank carries a full 4.2 gallons of fuel.
  • POTENT BRAKES: Front brake master cylinder with integrated lever operates a pair of 298mm front discs squeezed by strong 4-piston monoblock calipers, with the rear 310mm disc gripped by a floating single-piston caliper, for excellent power and feel.
  • CLEAN BELT DRIVE: Strong, light and narrow belt final drive contains embedded carbon fiber for even greater strength.
  • HIDDEN WIRING: Wiring harness uses super-slim wires for compactness and lighter weight, and switchgear wiring is routed inside the handlebar for a clean appearance.


  • HUGE LOW-RPM TORQUE: 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48° V-twin pumps out max torque at just 2500 rpm and max power at 4500 rpm for powerful, relaxed cruising.
  • STYLISH ENGINE: Four pushrod-activated valves and two spark plugs per cylinder provide optimum combustion efficiency along with classically beautiful engine architecture. Special custom machining of the cooling fin edges gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.
  • HIGH-TECH INTERNALS: Ceramic-composite plated cylinders for superior heat dissipation with forged pistons cooled by oil jets. Provides outstanding reliability and longer engine life.
  • TUNED TO PERFORM: 9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing increase power output across the board.
  • ADVANCED FUEL INJECTION: Computer-controlled, twin-bore fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters to calculate perfect mixture under all conditions; wide-angle 12-hole fuel injectors provide excellent atomization.
  • STEALTHY AIRBOX: A 3.5-liter airbox is hidden in the area below the fuel tank for great performance and clean styling.
  • THROATY EXHAUST: Two-into-one-into-two exhaust with Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®) inside boosts torque in the 2500-3500-rpm range.

Top Features

  • FORM AND FUNCTION: The Raider® was inspired by the custom chopper movement, but since it’s a Star, it had to also handle, stop and go.
  • KICKED-OUT FRONT FORK: A 6-degree yoke angle—the first ever on a Star® motorcycle—makes it possible to achieve that custom raked-out look as well as neutral handling and straight-line cruisability combining a 33-degree rake plus 6 degrees yoke angle gives the Raider a total rake of 39 degrees and 102mm of trail.
  • STYLISH CUSTOM WHEELS: Custom 5-spoke aluminum wheels carry a 120/70 profile, 21-inch tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back—the tallest and widest ever on a Star.
  • REAL STEEL FENDERS: No cheap plastic fenders here—this authentic cruiser has real steel fenders customizers love. Classic belt drive, too.
  • READY TO CUSTOMIZE: Get started on your own customization. The Star® Accessories Catalog is packed full of high-quality parts that invite Star owners to fully express their individuality.
  • READY TO TRAVEL: Estimated 42 mpg* means this cruiser can go the distance between fill-ups.

General Information

Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Year 2017
Model Raider
Model Code XV19CHCB
Color Raven



Front - Dual 298 mm hydraulic disc

Rear - 310 mm hydraulic disc


Front - 120/70-21

Rear - 210/40-18


Length 101.2 in.
Height 45.9 in.
Width 36.4 in.
Weight Wet - 734 lbs.
Ground Clearance 5.7 in.
Wheelbase 70.9 in.
Seat Height 27.4 in.


Transmission 5-speed
Final Drive Belt


Engine OHV V-twin, 8 valves
Displacement 1,854 cc (113 cu. in.)
Bore x Stroke 100 x 118 mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Fuel System Electronic fuel injection
Fuel Capacity 4.2 gal.
MPG Rating 42 mpg
Ignition TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Clutch Multi-plate wet
Cooling Air



Front - Telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel

Rear - Swingarm; 3.5 in. travel


Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)