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...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?
Use a directional z rated tire 225-40-18 it will fit fine. I now have 13,000mi on mine and just the edge is starting to wear start out at 40psi and after about 500 miles start to drop the pressure 2psi at a time untill you find your and I repeat YOUR sweet spot mine is 32psi any lower and its too soft any higher and it tracks so use your own gudgement. keep both tires on the ground and have fun.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?
How often have you seen a car tire come off the rim on a car when it goes flat? your answer is no it would take a lot of hard corners to pull that tire off the rim plus the side wall is harder and taller than the 210-40-18. you only have an inch or so on the mc tire and about 3 1/2 on a ct.I heard that if you have a flat a car tire will come off the rim because the bead isn't as stiff.
This came from a private mc shop owner that also said mc tires avail on the net are 2nds (yeah right )
I will give you 1 neg comment.Being that the tire has a flater profile it tends to walk on the tar strips and road groves more than a NEW mc tire ,that is why you lower the air pressure 2psi at a time untill you find the pressure that best fits your overall weight and riding style. Still the tire feels and handles like the stock mc tire that has around 1800 miles on it , with the stock tire being so wide to start with as it wears it gets flater in the center "we are riding a cruser not a ricer so the center will end up wearing faster than the rest"So on the ct it just starts out that way and gets better as you ride. The edge of the ct starts to wear slightly faster leaving you with the center of the tire , and that is the why you can get 20 to 30K on a ct. STILL CONFUSED???I'm still waiting for 1 neg comment from somebody who runs a ct
So far none!