Yamaha Bikes: Raider & RoadstarYamaha | January 27, 2011
Yamaha Bikes have been in the market since decades says Mr. Ginichi Kawakami, President of Yamaha Motor Company. Yamaha is one of the largest motorcycle manufacturing companies in the world with its motto, creativity and strong spirit of challenge. The company was found in the year 1877 as Nippon Gakki Company which was later changed to Yamaha Corporation, manufacturer of fine musical instruments. The company grew very fast and explored many fields of opportunity in textile industry. During Second World War, company set up a factory for manufacturing airplane propellers which played an important role in Yamaha’s entry to motorcycle industry.
Yamaha Bikes initially started with the production of scooters in the year 1955 and began exporting them to United States in 1960s. Most of the models launched by Yamaha became quite successful as they were quite versatile and lightweight. The two famous models were 250cc and 125cc which were ridden by lots of people in 1970s. There was another model launched called 650cc four-stroke called XS-1. There are lots of different models of scooters and motorcycles that encompass all sizes and types. The production lineup of Yamaha ranges from 50cc to 249cc model called Virago, V-4 Royal Star Venture and Stratoliner S. Yamaha also specializes in manufacturing cruiser motorcycles which can be customized like Harley Davidson models. One of the famous and popular models of Yamaha was 49cc Vino Classic which was great scooter for young riders.
Today, Yamaha Bikes is a leading manufacturer of scooters, personal watercrafts, all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and motorcycles like Yamaha Raider & Yamaha Roadstar.
Yamaha Raider is powered by air-cooled V-twin OHV, 4 valves per cylinder engine with Twin-Bore electronic fuel injection system and throttle position sensor that generates 106 pound feet of torque at 2500rpm and 90 horsepower at 4500rpm. The Raider is equipped with features like chrome triple clamps, handlebar risers, fork sliders, headlight housing, air box cover and engine covers.
There are some exclusive features found in Yamaha Raider which include dual spark plugs and four pushrod activated valves that offer optimum combustion efficiency with classically beautiful engine architecture. Some additional features and equipments are left thumb operated high beam switch and right thumb accessory riding light switch for excellent visibility. The tank mounted cool instrumentation contains fuel gauge, self diagnostics, analog speedometer, odometer and dual digital tripmeters.
Yamaha Roadstar is equipped with air-cooled, 102-cubic-inch long-stroke 48-degree pushrod V-twin OHV engine which is good for producing ample of torque barely off idle with fantastic overall cruising performance and brisk acceleration. The single CV 40mm Mikuni carburetor with throttle position sensor comes with side mounted air filter, electronic fuel, carburetor heater and accelerator pumps which ensure optimum power, consistent fuel flow and great throttle response.
The additional features found in Yamaha Roadstar are tank mounted ultra-thin speedometer that comes with stylish design that offers easy reading of odometer, engine diagnostic indicator lights, dual tripmeters, neutral, fuel gauge and clock, turn signal, low fuel and high beam.