Re: cruiser comparison thoughts
I was at a charity run last month, an older gentlemen had a raider 1800(I'm pretty sure that's what it was). After BS'ing with him for a few minutes, he insisted I sit on the bike. He was a small guy, and I'm also far from a big guy, but what the hell. I hop on and that bike was So friggin easy to maneuver, it almost felt like a 650 metric cruiser....compared to the Boulevard, VTX 1800, etc. The only problems "he" had with the bike, were the exhaust burning his right leg, I believe he had Aftermarket pipes and they stuck out farther.
It was a sweet bike, I don't think it's meant to be a long distance cruiser, lack of storage room and passenger comfort etc, but it's got the big V-twin thump, with the hotrod looks.