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2011 Star Raider S Photo Gallery

How does the 2011 Star Raider S stack up against its cruiser competition? Find out more in our 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown.

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The engine on the Raider S was perfectly suited for lumping around town with the occasional full-throttle romp
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The handling on the Star was surprisingly good for having such a chopper-ish stance.
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Although not the best performer at the strip, the Star Raider S is a great motorcycle for stomping down the block and carving up the local mountain roads.
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The 2011 Star Raider S likes to put on smoke shows every now and again.
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The Raider's 735-pound curb weight hurt its time in the quarter mile.
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2011 Star Raider S Dyno Chart
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2011 Performance Cruiser Horsepower
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2011 Performance Cruiser Torque
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The dual 298mm front rotors combined with the 310m single rear do an admirable job of hauling the Raider down from speed.
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In the motor department the Raider was a stump puller when the clutch was dropped and power was fed to the rear wheel via its cushy belt drive.
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The Star Raider S handled well above the expectations of our testers.
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Despite have a chopper-ish, raked-out front end, the 2011 Star Raider S handles the mounatin curves with confidence even when the pace is well above what would be deemed reasonable for a cruiser.
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown
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2011 Star Raider S -2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown