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
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.
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.