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2009 Suzuki M109R vs 2010 Star Raider S Photo Gallery

It's a power cruiser battle royale as we pit Suzuki's big-bored,1783cc 2009 M109R vs Star Motorcycles pushrod-operated, 1854cc 2010 Raider S. Read our 2010 Star Raider S vs 2009 Suzuki M109R comparo to find out who came out the victor.

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We pit Suzuki's 2009 M109R against Star Motorcycles 2010 Raider S in a power cruiser battle royale.
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The Raider S handles well for a motorcycle with 33 degrees of rake and a 6-degree yoke angle.
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The 2010 Raider S features 2-1-2 exhausts equipped with Star's proprietary Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP).
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Don't drink too much caffeine, JC. The M109R has so much power down low, a jittery throttle hand is the last thing you need.
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A wide tank, drag-style handlebars and a big 240mm rear tire leave the M109R a little heavy in tight turns but stable once you get it banked over.
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The Star Raider S has custom-quality paint and is dressed up with plenty of shiny chrome accents.
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The Star Raider S is powered by a 113 cubic-inch, 48-degree V-Twin with generous-sized pushrods.
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The 2009 Suzuki M109R is very stable when banked over and has a decent lean angle thanks to its 5.1 in. of ground clearance.
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The 2009 Suzuki M109R
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Big V-Twins with 5-speed transmissions mounted in double cradle steel frames in long, low power cruisers mean its comparison time.
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The Raider S has a tank-mounted console with the bare necessities, an analog speedo, twin tripmeters, an odometer and a few lights for self-diagnostics.
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The 2010 Star Raider S has plenty of eye-catching factory-custom styling.
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Twist the throttle on the M109R and the burst of power is instant gratification.
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The M109R has a wide, easy to read analog speedo and the handlebar-mounted digital tach is a nice touch.
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The M109R is easily identifiable by its signature headlight cowl.
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The two metric cruisers are fairly evenly matched in the power department.
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Stay on the throttle and the M109R's fuel delivery is fine, but if you ease up a bit it can get a little choppy.
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The Star Raider definitely has a lighter feel at the bars and is the more nimble of the two.
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Suzuki helped define the power cruiser niche in 2006 with the release of its M109R and Star followed suit in 2008 with its a bit of muscle of its own in the form of the Star Raider.
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The M109R is geared for a stronger initial burst of power and has the wider powerband of the two.
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2010 Star Raider S