I love my Raider. It handles great now that I changed the rear tire. I also replaced the stock drag bars because quite frankly it was painful to ride. I also added an Ultimte seat and modified the windshield mount. With a PCV, V&H 2-1 and Ivan's flash, my bike puts out about 130 ft lbs of torque and about 100 HP while getting about 40 mpg. What's not to love?
I own and ride both...06 Stratoliner and 08 Raider...they are totally different riding (handling) bikes (IMO), but I love riding both I have my Raider set up as a 1 up (back seat removed, rear foot pegs removed) and use the Strat when I want to take the old lady along. To me the Raider is like a Mazerati and the Strat is like a BMW...both great to ride on short or long rides and both will smack the crap out of the H-D's should they want to give you any crap