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The Raider Looks Like a Winner for 2008

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New Star Motorcycle Arrives in the Fall of 2007

The 2008 Raider “S” and Raider are the newest from Star Motorcycle Company with a 113 cubic inch (1854cc) air-cooled pushrod 48-degree v-twin engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox and belt drive. This is the second company in the same number of months that has released a factory chopper. Thunder Bob has the 411 on the 2008 Raider "S" and Raider from Star Motorcycle Company. The production model sure looks like the prototype

This is an ideal sled for those that want a custom motorcycle at a production price point. The Raider in Raven black has an MSRP of $13,180 and $13,380 for the Candy Red paint scheme. The Raider S, with more chrome and machined wheels will be priced at $13,780 for Tommy Blue and $13,980 for the Candy. Reports suggest that handling, fit and finish is above average and ideal for the metric chopper crowd. Thunder Bob has the 411 on the 2008 Raider "S" and Raider from Star Motorcycle Company.

    SPECIFICATIONS

Engine

  • 113-cubic-inch (1854cc) air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 v 100.0 x 118.0mm 100.0 x 118.0mm 9.48:1
  • Carburetion Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection; throttle position sensor
  • Ignition TCI
  • Transmission 5-speed, multiplate wet clutch

    Chassis

  • Frame Double cradle
  • Suspension/Front Telescopic fork; 5.1-in travel
  • Suspension/Rear Swingarm; 3.5-in travel
  • Brakes/Front Dual hydraulic disc, 298mm
  • Brakes/Rear Hydraulic disc, 310mm
  • Tires/Front 120/70-21
  • Tires/Rear 210/40-18
  • Wheels 5-spoke cast

    Dimensions

  • Length 101.2 in
  • Width 36.4 in
  • Height 45.9 in
  • Seat Height 27.3 in
  • Wheelbase 70.9 in
  • Ground Clearance N/A
  • Dry Weight 692 lb
  • Fuel Capacity 4.1 gal

    Other

  • Warranty 1 Year (Limited Factory Warranty)