I first sat on a Raider last summer at an open house at a dealership. I wasn't looking for a bike at the time rather I rode my 1980 XS1100 Special there and thought I was happy with that bike.
I took a Raider for a test ride and when I returned, my response was, "Where do I sign?" What an unbelievably comfortable ride. Low and well balanced, PLENTY of power, smooth as can be and a great looking bike that turns plenty of heads.
The only negative thoughts were the exhaust pipes as I thought they were way too bulky. I immediately replaced them with the Vance & Hines pipes.
No issues at all with attempting to get around large trucks on the highway. Just a slight turn on the throttle and you'll go from 60 mph to 80 mph with barely any effort. Riding with a passenger is effortless for the powerful 1854 cc engine.
This bike is my absolute favorite. I wouldn't trade it for anything...except maybe the new 2010 Blue Raider. lol
Upgrades/Accessories: Vance & Hines Big Radius Exhaust, Power Commander V, Avon Cobra 240 rear tire, Custom LED integrated tail light, Star half cresent engine guards, Star Quick Release Backrest (tall), Star Boulevard Wind deflector
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