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I live in Colorado Springs and this in my 09 Raider S, Cobra pipes LEDs in the back to replace turn signals, plate on swing arm, 16" ape hangers lots of other small add ons. It has been to Red River, Vegas twice and Yellow Stone this year. Love thundering it down the road!!!
 

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Raiders are impressive for sure, especially the blue Raider.

The last picture really shows the "airy" looking front end that the rake adds to this bike. Love the wide open area above the front cylinder head.
 

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I seriously love the raiders, that was the bike I had planned on buying, but after sitting on my 950 I just count satisfy my butt on the raider. I still think they're one of the hottest looking bikes around though!


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I'm new to star bikes. so i have a question, what CC's do raiders come in.
Little more of the fine print: (its more that just a number)

Engine:

113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled, OHV with 4 valves per cylinder, pushrod 48-degree V-twin pumps out max torque at just 2500 rpm and max power at 4500 rpm for powerful, relaxed cruising.
Four pushrod-activated valves and two spark plugs per cylinder provide optimum combustion efficiency along with classically beautiful engine architecture.
Ceramic-composite plated cylinders for superior heat dissipation with forged pistons cooled by oil jets. Provides outstanding reliability and longer engine life.
9.5:1 compression ratio and aggressive cam timing increase power output across the board.
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.
A 3.5-liter airbox is hidden in the area below the fuel tank for great performance and clean styling.
Two-into-one-into-two exhaust with Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP®) inside boosts torque in the 2500~3500-rpm range.
Special custom-machining of the cooling fin edges gives a jewel-like appearance to the engine as light hits it from different angles.

Chassis/Suspension:

All-aluminum cast frame is lightweight, rigid and tuned for light, athletic handling. A light, Controlled-Fill, aluminum swingarm casting complements the bike’s lithe style.
Low, sculpted seat holds the rider in place, and pullback bars reach back to enforce a casual, urban cruising style.
A 6-degree yoke angle—the first ever on a street-legal Star Motorcycle—makes it possible to achieve that custom look as well as neutral handling and straight-line cruisability: 33-degree rake plus 6 degrees yoke angle gives total rake of 39 degrees and 102mm of trail.
Custom 5-spoke wheels carry a 120/70-21-inch bias tire up front, and a wide, 210/40-18 radial out back—the tallest and widest ever on a Star.
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 with adjustable spring preload out back provides a smooth ride under varying loads.
Flangeless fuel tank carries a full 4.2 gallons of fuel.
Front brake master cylinder with integrated lever operates a pair of 298mm front discs squeezed by strong monoblock calipers for excellent power and feel, with a 310mm disc out back.
Strong, light and narrow belt final drive contains embedded carbon fiber for even greater strength.
Wiring harness uses super-slim wires for compactness, are lighter weight and switchgear wiring is routed inside the handlebar for a clean appearance.
 

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It's definitely kicking ass! I think someone posted your bike on my build thread on a different forum I'm on to tied me over while I was waiting for my frame to be raked. Who did your frame?

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Someone else told me the samething. But thanks it was a lot of work. The bike is just nasty. I have made a few chnages since these photos. New custom exhuast. New style back plates for the side covers and new tank to help cover the yolk. BMS choppers did my rake.
 
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