Yamaha Star Raider / XV 1900 Raider




Make Model

Yamaha Star Raider / XV 1900 Raider


2008 - 09


Four stroke, 48° V-Twin cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


1854 cc / 113 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 100 x 118 mm
Cooling System Air cooled
Compression Ratio 9.5;1


Twin-bore fuel injection (FI)


Electronic control unit (ECU) 
Starting Electric

Max Power

73,6 kW / 100 hp @ 4.250 rpm

Max Torque

167,8 Nm / 17,1 kgf-m @ 2.500 rpm


5 Speed
Final Drive Belt

Front Suspension

46 mm Telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 320 mm / 5.1 in

Rear Suspension

Adjustable link Monocross
Rear Wheel Travel  88.9 mm / 3.5 in

Front Brakes

2x 298 mm discs

Rear Brakes

Single 310 mm disc

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Dimensions Length 2570mm / 101.2 in
Width 925 mm / 36.4 in
Height 1165 mm / 45.9 in
Wheelbase 1800 mm / 70.9 in
Seat Height 695 mm / 27.4 in
Ground Clearance 145 mm / 5.7 in

Dry Weight

331 kg / 728.2 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

15.9 Litres / 4.2 US gal

The Star Raider represents a turnkey custom styled to fit in with the chopper crowd, but endowed with sophisticated engineering designed to provide a level of handling and polish often missing from aftermarket bikes.

Star's now familiar 113 cubic inch (1854cc) air-cooled pushrod 48-degree v-twin has a traditional look and feel Star's surveys indicate that custom riders are looking for.

With a huge 3.5 liter airbox, and an "Exhaust Ultimate Power Valve" (EXUP) residing in the two-into-one-into-two exhaust specifically designed for the Raider, expect the huge torque cruiser fans are looking for at very low rpm (peaking at 2,500 rpm) with horsepower peaking at 4,500 rpm.

In order to give the Raider that extreme chopper look, the forks are raked-out in the chopper style and unique tires (21 inch in front and 18 inch in rear) carry unusual dimensions to enhance handling. The 21 inch front tire has a wide 120/70 profile, while the rear is a 210/40-18. These are the tallest and widest tires ever on a Star Motorcycle, respectively.

Suspension is handled by a 46mm fork providing 5.1 inches of travel, and a hidden single shock out back. The seamless fuel tank carries 4.1 gallons.

Modern, powerful brakes bring the Raider to a stop -- dual 298mm discs up front, and a single 310mm disc out back.