Sunday, May 5, 2013

2011 Yamaha Raider S Review

You look at a new generation of custom cruisers. A race that stands out. Ensure attention to detail. From front to back, the 2011 Yamaha Raider S stands for "custom" inspired parts. Extended fork, fat rear tire, low seat and an aggressive, slammed the driving position. For 2011 Raider is not only looks good ... it gives a fantastic driving experience too.

Chopper inspired. Wired.

Some want to build their own, some people prefer to ride. In both cases we have covered. 113 cubic inch fuel injected V-twin engine that powers to issue No V-twin when it comes to robustness and reliability. And the rest of the star of the chopper inspired Raider S 2011 Yamaha is clean, designed and built the worlds best bike builders. And a "little more chrome added weight.

When Yamaha decided to produce a true custom machine, the easiest part of the style and attention to detail.

The trick was to match the design inspired by "chopper" and a platform that would allow excellent maneuverability. The engineers at Yamaha were not willing to compromise. Raider S was to produce a great handling and excellent ride comfort. Discover the exceptional quality, design and performance complete Raider S.

Features Model 2011 Yamaha Raider S (VX1900S)

18kpl/51mpg fuel * (Imp)

Injected 1854cc V-twin

Hand, the incredible attention to detail


High-performance, 1854cc (113 cubic inch) air-cooled, long-stroke, OHV, 4 valves per cylinder, 48 ° V-twin delivers torque with a massive acceleration of the dominant class of very low rpm.

Maximum torque is 2500 rpm, but the maximum power of 4500 rpm, providing exciting beats and feel great acceleration torque.

Traditional pushrod engine construction engine valve to maintain the height of the engines lower center of gravity and ensures more uniform heat dissipation, the budget, because if the chain of distribution. Low center of gravity to provide a lightweight, easy to handle.

Four valves per cylinder breathing efficiency for optimal power delivery to all large systems. Two spark plugs per cylinder, half as fast, burning as efficiently as possible.

The heads of design uses a combustion chamber roof and an oil passage repressed by the seat of the exhaust valve for improved cooling and durability. Leaders also point engine mount on each side of the head for increased chassis rigidity for exceptional handling.

Valves large increases engine power and torque. The intake valves are 36 mm in diameter, and the exhaust valves are 31 mm.

Specially designed valve train includes short design intake and exhaust rocker arms that reduce inertia during high rpm operation.

Specification of high performance dual mounted in the casing, high-lift cams ensure strong torque and acceleration ruling class.

Mechanical centrifugal decompression mechanism located in the exhaust of each camshaft, always starts fast and easy.

Driven hydraulic valve lifters Twin Cam offers excellent performance and significantly reduce the need for maintenance and development.

The crankshaft is a single pin design, provided that V-twin and feel the pulse. Optimized wheel and the "shock-less" crankshaft allows the driver to feel the immediacy of the engine power.

Each rear of cycle 5, the crank spins 3.14 times providing an excellent driving force rear wheel feel for the pilot.

Balancers reduce vibration for exceptional driver and dual passenger comfort. The balancers are positioned at both ends of the crankshaft to reduce vibration and minimize the size of the housing. The balances are designed to reduce vibrations while allowing the classic V-twin pulse.

Apartment aspect of 3-axis means the crankshaft, main shaft and drive shaft are specially arranged to minimize the size of the engine casing and centralize mass.

Dry-sump lubrication system has been optimized to ensure maximum lubrication and cooling. The special nozzle directly at the bottom of the pistons to cool and lubricate. Dry sump system, a more compact model of motor oil from the tank is not part of the engine, which lowers the center of gravity for easy handling and a light sensor.

Special "Double room" design of the housing. On the front of the crankshaft, while the second is a transfer. Two, three-rotor high oil pumps optimizes oil flow capacity in the two main engines.

Huge 100mm bore ceramic composite-plated cylinders provide uniform heat dissipation, reduce weight, reduce friction and increase cylinder life.

Large-diameter pistons are both durable and lightweight. Yamaha exclusive "controlled forged construction" keeps the pistons light for faster response and higher speeds with reduced vibration and alternatives to accommodate much smaller. The pistons are coated to reduce friction Alumite.

Thickness of the cooling fins and depth is optimized for maximum heat dissipation, eliminating the need for liquid cooling, maintaining that traditional, elegant look air-cooled engine. Each radiator is specifically designed to create points of light that changes with the angle of light.

43mm, double bars, gas downdraft fuel injection body (FI) with the position of the accelerator gas sensor (TPS) ensures great throttle response and maximum power at all speeds. This system is a "closed loop" because it uses an oxygen sensor in the exhaust to control the concentration of oxygen and adjust the FI system if necessary. The advantages of injection include automatic starter, better fuel economy, instant response and reduced emissions.

12-hole 2-directional Mikuni fuel injectors produce a wide spray of the cylinder is completely filled. This, combined with a special spray head of the wings ensures complete combustion for maximum power. Idle Speed ​​Control (ISC) has been adopted to ensure the stability of performance to a minimum.

High capacity electronic fuel pump is placed in the tank under the seat.

The state of the art Electronic Control Unit (ECU) provides fuel consumption measured with optimum accuracy and power control using 3D mapping for each cylinder.

3.5-liter dual inlet air without the airbox contains a single entry wound in the front and one in the rear for maximum efficiency of breathing. This project will not only improve the flow of air, but also reduces weight and allows a more open area of ​​the steering column. A thick paper filter is used.

Air Intake System (AIS) injects fresh oxygen in the exhaust port to insure complete combustion thereby reducing harmful exhaust emissions (HC and CO), while a special cut valve reduces the deceleration or acceleration of against the coast.

High-performance 2-in-one-on-2 exhaust system features large diameter pipes at the top of peak flow. Dual three-way catalyizers honeycomb matrix to reduce emissions of harmful exhaust gases. The elegant dual muffler helps strengthen the torque and horsepower while producing a groove, V-twin growl. Heat shields protect the driver and passenger from hot components.

The exhaust system also features a lightweight titanium exhaust, power valve most often EXUP in high performance sport bikes. EXUP system not only provides crisp throttle response and eliminates "flat spot", but also improves acceleration, fuel consumption and harmful emissions as well.

Smooth-shifting 5-speed manual gearbox features optimized gear ratios so strong low rpm acceleration and relaxed highway cruising. 5. gear is gear overdrive reduces engine rpm at highway speeds for maximum comfort.

Robust clutch 10 is designed to integrate the motor. This switch performs a hydraulic master cylinder instead of cable. The hydraulic clutch design is low maintenance, self-regulation and stylish, too.

Low maintenance drive system belt not only reduces the maintenance, but also clean and quiet. A belt drive system uses less power than a shaft drive and reduces unsprung weight for great rear suspension performance. The belt is made with rope made of carbon fiber for incredible strength and durability.

Easy access to fast spin-type oil filter, oil change easy.

Chassis / Suspension

High tech, cast-aluminum double-cradle frame reduces weight and balance sheet strength and stiffness. The engine is rigid-mounted as part of a greater rigidity. The critical region of the construction manager pipe-shaped box features for added strength. It affects not only offers excellent handling characteristics but also compliments the beautiful flowing lines of the whole machine. The open area behind and below the steering column can strengthen this "chopper inspired" the image of fashion. The wiring is hidden in front of the steering column for a clean look.

Important Note: Raked-out front fork, which is usually a lot of trail offers a good straight line stability, but often leads to heavy control. Yamaha technicians do not sacrifice style of therapy, so they developed a 6 degree yoke angle offset, combined with 34 degrees of steering and the fork has a total of 40 degrees. Raider illuminates the "sporty handling and easy to control" is not commonly found in custom-style bike. This bike is designed to drive! The key numbers: 6 degree yoke offset at an angle, 34 ° caster angle, 102 mm path.

FC Lightweight die cast aluminum swingarm offers exceptional rigidity and ensures excellent stability and handling. CF molding process allows beautiful shapes that are both strong and lightweight. This swingarm is a fashion statement in aluminum and compliments the rest of the design Raider.

Rigid 46 mm Kayaba fork offers 130mm front (5.1 ") of wheel travel for handling very stable and good comfort. The inner fork tube is protected by guards chrome elegant chic.

Muscular, aluminum upper triple clamp and a computer designed to lower the crown angle of 6 degrees to the yoke of good quality, while maintaining a style inspired by the chopper.

Link rear suspension with preload-adjustable rear suspension management single product, tight and driving comfort. Kayaba shock is positioned horizontally under the engine with the addition of an important target for therapy. The shock is hidden to provide that classic look "hardtail". Rear wheel travel is 90mm (3.5 ").

Powerful dual 298mm floating front discs are squeezed by ultra rigid, monoblock 4-piston calipers provide sport-bike spec print out great leverage and feedback.

Beautiful custom 5-spoke aluminum 21 "front wheel gives a certain style to highlight. Width is 3.50 inches long and is equipped with a 120/70 profile tires. The rear wheel is also a custom inspired 5-spoke 18-inch cast aluminum mag design is 7.5 inches long. The wheel carries the widest rear tire ever installed on a motorcycle ... its a Yamaha 210 / 40 tires. the Both wheels are fitted with tubeless tires.

310mm disc at the back Grand is pressed by a single piston caliper mounted below the swingarm for a lower center of gravity and that customized "hidden look".

Two-piece seat is equipped with a deep gash in the drivers seat to give the driving position inspired by helicopter ... More than one session to another. The rear seat back support dual driver / to the driver.

60/55W headlights with a unique design, inspired by the custom can be adjusted up and down, left or right.

Steel wings and rear can be easily customized or painted to suit personal preferences. Custom-style one-piece rear fender mounts.

Flangeless fuel tank teardrop style offers 12 liters of primary capacity. There are no welds visible, provided that clean, custom look. Total fuel capacity is 15.9 liters with a 3.9 liter tank located low in the compartment under the seat. A high pressure electric fuel pump with quick connect fittings provide fuel to the EFI system.

Large 1.25 "diameter handlebars. All electrical wiring is hidden inside the handlebars to custom clean air. Countering Selected characteristics can be controlled with buttons on the back pass ERS gears.

Conventional fuel tank mounted on the dashboard. This instrumentation includes a total odometer, fuel level and power reserve indicator on bass, and a digital odometer, dual trip meter and clock partial backup. Backlight can be adjusted to suit personal preferences. Reset buttons are on the dashboard when the switch is on the train to move the left hand so you can scroll through the various functions without taking your hands off the handlebars.

Additional big brake, clutch and set the quality look and feel.

LED rear tail light not only uses less energy, but is also more durable than incandescent bulb design.


Industry Leader of the Family, Star fit and finish

Whether inspired by custom style (room lights, handlebars, keeping the rear fenders, mirrors, pedals, etc.) through the Raider create a machine as impressive as the powerful.

Automatically delete intermittent plated clear crystal

Indicator of low oil reserves (on 3 liters of fuel remaining)

Maintenance of sealed battery low


Helmet holder

The upper and lower belt guard

Many rich silver custom accents can be found in the movement of the tip.

2011 Yamaha Raider S has a particular style

Chrome headlight mounts

Shell chromed headlight / body

Chrome with clear turn signal lenses

Chrome triple clamps, and more

Chrome legs bottom band

Chrome handlebars

Chrome Engine covers

Polished aluminum wheels Accents

The front brake calipers painted

Handlebar switches in polished aluminum

Brushed aluminum master cylinders (brake and clutch)

2011 Yamaha Raider S (VX1900S) - United States Standards

MSRP: $ 15,290 (Raven) Available from September 2010

$ 15,290 (Ice Blue) Available from September 2010


Type of 113 cubic inches (1854cc) air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves / cylinder

Bore x stroke 100.0 x 118.0mm

Compression ratio: 9.48:1

Dual power port electronic fuel injection, the position sensor throttle

Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition

A 5-speed, wet multi-plate clutch

Belt final drive


Double-cradle frame

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

5-spoke airbag


Length 101.2 in

Width 36.4 in

Height 45.9 in

Seat Height 27.4 in

Wheelbase 70.9 in

Tank 4.2 Gal

Fuel Economy ** 42 mpg

Fresh weight of 730 pounds ***


1 year warranty (limited factory warranty)

2011 Yamaha Raider S (VX1900S) - Specifications Canada

List Price: $ 19,999 Canadian

Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valve 48 ° V-twin w / EFI

Displacement of 1854 cc (113 cubic inches)

Bore and stroke 100 x 118

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Torque 17 kg-m (123 ft-lbs.) @ 2500 rpm

Dual Fuel 43mm cross bore downdraft body FI ​​throttle

* Estimated fuel economy 18kpl / 51mpg (Imp.)

The dry sump lubrication

Ignition / Starting Digital TCI / electric


Belt final drive

Suspension (Front) 46mm fork

Suspension (Rear) Adjustable link Monocross

Brakes (front) Two 298 mm discs

Brakes (rear) 310 mm disc

Tyres (front) 120/70-21

Tyres (rear) 210/40R18

Length of 2,572 mm (101.3 ")

Width 925mm (36.4 ")

Height 1165 mm (45.9 ")

Step 1 799 mm (70.8 ")

Minimum ground clearance 146 mm (5.7 ")

Seat height 695 mm (27.4 ")

Fuel Capacity 15.9 liters (3.5 Imp gallons)

Wet weight 331 kg (728.2 pounds)

Color (s) Black Metal

Pale Blue Metallic
The estimated fuel economy requirements are based on U.S. EPA data on tailpipe emissions, obtained by Yamaha and converted into Canadian measurements. Actual performance may vary depending on road conditions, how to collect, store your vehicle, accessories, cargo and operator weight / passenger.

Specifications, appearance and price may change without notice.

Manufacturers  Do not include freight, PDI (PDI), pre-rigging (ships), or taxes. Dealer may sell for less.