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2009 Suzuki M109R vs 2010 Star Raider S Photo Gallery
The Suzuki M109R and the Star Raider S can get from stoplight to stoplight in no time flat.
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.
We pit Suzuki's 2009 M109R against Star Motorcycles 2010 Raider S in a power cruiser battle royale.
The Raider S handles well for a motorcycle with 33 degrees of rake and a 6-degree yoke angle.
The 2010 Raider S features 2-1-2 exhausts equipped with Star's proprietary Exhaust Ultimate Power valve (EXUP).
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.
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.
The Star Raider S has custom-quality paint and is dressed up with plenty of shiny chrome accents.
The Star Raider S is powered by a 113 cubic-inch, 48-degree V-Twin with generous-sized pushrods.
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.
The 2009 Suzuki M109R
Big V-Twins with 5-speed transmissions mounted in double cradle steel frames in long, low power cruisers mean its comparison time.
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.
The 2010 Star Raider S has plenty of eye-catching factory-custom styling.
Twist the throttle on the M109R and the burst of power is instant gratification.
The M109R has a wide, easy to read analog speedo and the handlebar-mounted digital tach is a nice touch.
The M109R is easily identifiable by its signature headlight cowl.
The two metric cruisers are fairly evenly matched in the power department.
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.
The Star Raider definitely has a lighter feel at the bars and is the more nimble of the two.
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.
The M109R is geared for a stronger initial burst of power and has the wider powerband of the two.
2010 Star Raider S
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