Yamaha XV1900 Raider

Yamaha have called their whole cruiser range STAR Motorcycles... and they are. The newest Star was inspired by the custom chopper movement, but since itís a Star, it also handles well, stops well and goes well. Including this machine, the Star range offers a diverse line of custom V-twins. Computer-controlled, twin-bore, fuel injection monitors multiple engine parameters to calculate perfect mixture under all conditions and wide-angle 12-hole fuel injectors provide excellent atomization, which all translates to loads of fun, exciting riding.

 

start your engines... let the fun begin.

the Raider XV1900 is one of my all-time favourite cruisers

cruising on the Raider

Joe Cool

Some XV1900 Raider features include jewel-like fit and finish, quality paint, chrome and attention to detail are evident all over the Raider. Cool, tank-mounted instrumentation complements the custom look, which contains analogue speedometer and fuel gauge, along with twin digital trip-meters, odometer and self-diagnostics. Bright multi-reflector headlight, LED taillight and amber turn signals behind clear lenses give a custom look. Oxygen sensor and three-way catalyst reduce emissions.

 

 

XV1900 RAIDER Engine

Type

:

Air-cooled, pushrod OHV, V-Twin

Displacement

:

1854cc

Max Power

:

73.6kw

Max Torque

:

N/A

Lubrication

:

Wet sump

Ignition

:

Digital TCI

Starter System

:

Electric

Oil Tank Capacity

:

5.2L

Bore x Stroke (mm)

:

100 x 118mm

Compression Ratio

:

9.48:1

Transmission

:

5-speed, multiplate wet clutch


 

XV1900 RAIDER Chassis

Front Suspension

:

Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel

Rear Suspension

:

Swingarm; 3.5-in travel

Front Brake

:

Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm

Rear Brake

:

Hydraulic disc, 310mm

Front Tyre

:

120/70-21

Rear Tyre

:

210/40-18

XV1900 RAIDER Dimensions

Overall Dimensions (Length x Width x Height)

:

2570 x 925 x 1166mm

Wheelbase

:

1801mm

Minimum Ground Clearance

:

N/A

Fuel Capacity

:

N/A

Dry Weight

:

314,5 kg

 

low, long and very powerful (the Raider)

I rode the Raider every day, from sunrise to sunset... and beyond

photos by Dylan Slater

 

Thanks to the guys at Yamaha South Africa for the great ride.

Yankee invention - Japanese perfection!

The best Japanese cruiser we've ever ridden.