The Raider was inspired by the custom
chopper movement, but since it’s a Star, it had to
also handle, stop and go.
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: 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.
Estimated 42 mpg* means this cruiser can go the
distance between fill-ups.
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,
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
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
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.
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 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 and
lighter weight, and switchgear wiring is routed inside the
handlebar for a clean appearance.
Left-thumb operated high-beam switch, and right-thumb
activated accessory driving light switch for great visibility.
Jewel-like fit and finish, and Star quality paint, chrome and
attention to detail are evident all over the Raider.
Cool, tank-mounted instrumentation complements the custom
look, and contains analog speedometer and fuel gauge, along
with twin digital tripmeters, odometer and self-diagnostics.
Bright multi-reflector headlight, LED taillight, and custom amber LED turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look.
02 sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions.