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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Hows the cornering?

I'd like to get some comments from anyone who's ridden this bike. Considering it's one of the longest on the market, I have to wonder what kind of corner handling it has. Does it have the turning radius of a ocean liner or what?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 07:45 AM
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Ok, so I didn't go out and buy one of these but... It corners great! (Actually, I won one in a giveaway!) The engineering used in building this bike was worth it - it lays over into curves as easily as a smaller bike. You would be amazed if you rode one - good luck.
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Handles like a dream! Yamaha got the engineering right. I don't find the turning radius to be all that bad.
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 08:00 PM
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Just to let everyone know... I am in LOVE with this bike! I have 1,200 miles on it now, it's fully broke in, and it rides SWEET! Did I mention it will go 115 MPH (or more... stay tuned) and it handles at that speed just like it was cruising at 75. This machine is smooth from the start, the shifting, and the ride comfort at any speed. The cornering is superb!
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You're right on that Blue II! I've been to the high side of 95mph to pass someone and it's just so smooth it's incredible.
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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-19-2008, 07:55 AM
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I'd like to get some comments from anyone who's ridden this bike. Considering it's one of the longest on the market, I have to wonder what kind of corner handling it has. Does it have the turning radius of a ocean liner or what?
Great bike, coners well...goes around the twisties very comfortable even with pegs scraping [what an unsetteling sound] but you can lift your foot and it's not as rude. Get's up to speed QUICK ! Top speed? Had it over 125... I did shut it down before looking at the speedo Over 130 probably.....Long rides 3-4 hrs I do get sore between my shoulder blades..I'm 5ft 8in good luck... ride it hard and fast...keep your risk low...and stay safe...
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 05:02 PM
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Cornering

I just traded an R1 for a 09 Raider, I have a little over 200 miles on the Raider, only been to 70 mph. The Raider handles very well, I think it corners almost as well as the R1, just feels like I'm setting in the back seat.
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I have had my Raider for six months and have found it to be a sweet ride. Corners well and will peg the speedo and then some.. I have 4900 miles on it and had to replace the rear tire!!!! Am thinking of going to "the dark side", anyone tried this yet?
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I have not heard of anybody going to the dark side w/ the Raider. If it was me I would switch to a 240 unless you want to be the 1st on the dark side.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 08:52 PM
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What is the "dark side"?
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