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Ron Iocono

Middletown, Delaware

Reviewed on 2012-04-29

Motorcycle reviewed2008 Yamaha Raider S

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5.0
I rented a Raider a few years ago and rode six hours straight from the Finger Lakes Region of New York to my home in Delaware. The only stops I made were for fuel. I have to say I was surprised how comfortable it was. The first thing you'll notice is the torque. If you have a passenger you'd better have a back rest for them or they'll fly off once you hit second gear. On Route 15 in PA I got 50 mpg. with straight highway driving at 75 mph. I found a great deal on an '08 Raider a few weeks ago. It had 12K miles with Cobra pipes, passenger back rest and luggage rack. I'm looking forward to many years of great rides with good friends. Ride safe/Semper Fi.
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kd armstrong

keller, Texas

Reviewed on 2010-08-16

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5.0
The Raider S is by far, the best bike I have ever ridden. It has great power and comfort!
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Kent Kechter

St. Francis, Kansas

Reviewed on 2010-06-25

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5.0
I loved the look of the '08 Raider S (Candy Red) and just had to have one. I was a bit concerned about the handling of the raked bike, but it handles very well. Engine has plenty of power (even riding two-up). I have taken the bike on 5 trips of more than 1300 miles and have had a great time. Just got back from a 2400 mile trip to Utah. The only problem I have had with the bike is some valvetrain noise (planning to take to to the dealership next week for a look/see). Star really hit a homerun with this machine!
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Jim Laverty

Cambridge, Maryland

Reviewed on 2009-04-03

Motorcycle reviewed2008 Yamaha Raider S

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5.0
I've been riding since I was in my teens many years ago (55 now) and I have never ridden a better bike for style, comfort or power. It handles better than I ever expected. My wife rides with me and loves it. This is an absolute plus guys. I also enjoy stopping to help those bikers, who spent A LOT more, when they rattle apart on the side of the road. "Metric rules,as my son says.
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Pat

St. Paul, Minnesota

Reviewed on 2009-02-09

Motorcycle reviewed2008 Yamaha Raider S

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5.0
This is the best bike I have ever purchased, and I have had more than my share over the years (57). The price was low compared to other chopper-inspired bikes. It rides and looks like you paid far more. The Star people really put some nice touches on this bike. Other bike owners always compliment me about this bike when we ride together. This bike makes me feel young again. It is very cool. I'm glad they didn't change anything for the 2009 model. That makes my 2008 Raider S even more of a value. I wouldn't trade this bike for anything. Be safe out there and watch out for those 4-wheeled things. May your rubber be down and a wind at your back.
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JOHN LABORDE

MARKSVILLE, Louisiana

Reviewed on 2008-09-05

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5.0
This bike is so cool. It looks great, performs great, feels great and rides great. We went on a 900 mile trip and never really got tired. My wife road with me and never said a word about being uncomfortable. She is in love with this bike; more than myself. It really is a lil' piece of heaven. I promise if you buy it you won't regret it. It's the top dog. Everyone that likes the bike comes over to look at it. I have gotten a thousand compliments on the bike.
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