Fortunately for those of us who like to ride our motorcycles first, and gaze at them later, the Star Raider never forgets that it's going to be ridden. Looking at it, you might guess the Raider would need manhandling to go where you want it to. The fork legs jut out at 39 degrees, and at just shy of 71 inches, the Raider has the longest wheelbase of any OE cruiser. And with that minimalist bodywork, there's plenty of room left around the engine-always high on the stylists' wish list-and to let the saddle sit low on the frame. That seat swoops down to 27.4 inches off the road. The tires, however, might tip you off that this bike is more than a design exercise. Though the front hoop is a 21-incher, instead of an ultraskinny tire, it wears 120/70-21 rubber. And rather than a monster rear tire wider than your passenger's butt, the Raider rolls on a 210/40-18R Metzeler ME880 Marathon.