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Anyone give a Yamaha Raider a go??!!

I've had mine for over 5 years, done everything imaginable to it and still in love with it like it was new. I haven't done anything new In a few years now.....just riding her, I've called her OFB for a long time.
With all the mods and tuning I'm running 98hp and 121 ft lbs of torque. She is quite a handful at times but never have felt out of control either through the twisties or on a straight away. These bikes are just plain perfect! Just thought I'd share my enthusiasm for a great bike with you all.
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These bikes are just plain perfect! Just thought I'd share my enthusiasm for a great bike with you all.
I love the looks of the Raider. I am a small guy and have sat on one and it felt amazing and not as big as it looks. Never took one for a spin. Looks like a super nice ride.
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They are very nice. I'm 5,6" and handle it just fine.....never dropped it because the balance of it is so good. Very smooth at high speeds on interstate and takes the twisties great as well.
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I got to take a nice test ride on one when they came out. I was decked out in my Ninja riding gear so I was a sight to the cruiser riders coming the other way. The bike was perfectly neutral through the curves and was an amazing ride. I liked it, but not enough to part with the Mean Streak for it.

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Very cool, I know the Mean Streak is a great bike as well.
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