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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-12-2015, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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More Important - Highway Cruising

More important than top-end...

As is in most cases, expressway speeds easily run 80-85 mph. Unless you want to be run over.

The Vulcan 900 Custom struggles at 80 mph (in my opinion).

What about the Raider 1900?

I really want my next bike to laugh at long 85-90 mph runs.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2015, 03:12 PM
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My 250 Ninja was quite happy at 80 to 85 mph.
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My 250 Ninja was quite happy at 80 to 85 mph.
250 Ninja? I was actually asking about the 1900 Raider.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-13-2015, 04:19 PM
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I was aware of the question. From the few magazine tests I have found the Raider ought to top out somewhere around 125 mph. I was pointing out that one does not need 1900 cc of engine displacement to maintain highway speeds.
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The Star Raider does the quarter mile in 12.49 seconds @ 103.95 mph. It's 0-60 time is 3.7 seconds. In no way will this bike breathe hard riding 85 mph. I'd be willing to bet you wear out before the bike does. The smallish tank tank, though, could limit you if you like to travel more than 120 miles between stops, or a bit more than an hour at those speeds.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/12/02...-specs-photos/
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i hope that's a typo in that article. it states the raider gets 32mpg but Yamaha claims 42mpg.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2015, 05:57 AM
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You could cruise all day at 90 as far as the engine is concerned. I get anywhere from 36 mpg(hauling a$$) to 43 mpg (highway at 65). Over 10 k of riding my average is 39mpg.
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Not proud of this but I got pretty upset while in Tennessee. Stock raider except the Cobra Fi2000R fuel manager and freedom exhaust. I was running between 90 to 110mph the entire way. Pretty smooth on the eway home to Cincinnati. I rode a lot of bikes but I love the raider.

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