The other bikes were all good in their own way and our testers' opinions varied widely based on taste and riding habits. The Raider is an eye-catching machine, but whether that's a good or a bad thing depends on the beholder. Custom bike aficionados find the droopy-looking back end, tilted tank, and other design faux-pas to be a dealbreaker, for what was universally praised as the overall best-riding bike of the bunch. Less detail oriented folks got off on the thick chrome of our "S" model Raider, and its big, bold stance. For sure there were some nice touches on it, like detailed flames, and stout-looking aluminum frame, there were things that Star even outdid Honda on, but clean design was not one of them. Functionally, it was unchallenged, it's an aggressive machine, but doesn't alienate the less aggressive riders. It backs up this aggression with performance in all aspects of its game. You're (presumably) an adult; if you like the looks, chances are, you'll love this bike.