The 2012 Yamaha Raider reaps the benefits of Star Motorcycle’s close attention to detail. With high quality paint and chrome, as well as a jewel-like fit and finish, the Raider is a head-turner to be sure. Another enhancement to the bike’s custom look are the retro-cool instrumentation components, which are mounted on the tank, and include an analog speedometer, fuel gauge, twin digital trip meters, odometer, and self-diagnostic indicators. More reinforcement to the Raider’s custom look comes in the form of a bright, multi-reflector headlight, LED taillight, and amber turn signals behind clear lenses. Emissions are minimalized thanks to a 02 sensor and a three-way catalyst. Although the 2012 Yamaha Raider takes its cues from the custom chopper craze popularized by shows like Outlaw Garage it comes through in terms of handling, performance, and stopping power. If you’re drawn to bikes with the custom look but would rather spend your time riding, and not constantly working in the garage, the 2013 Yamaha Raider might just be a good bike for you. With style, attitude, and performance capability to space, the 2012 Yamaha Raider is a reliable, and comfortable cruising machine. The bike’s custom-inspired parts and design make the Raider a pleasure to gaze upon, while its modern engineering benefits from the knowledge of some of the world’s most experienced builders of motorcycle. Decked out in chrome as it is the 2012 Yamaha Raider doesn’t necessarily cry out for additional customization. However like all Star Motorcycle, the Raider can be personalized and customized to suit the individual taste of the rider.