I just purchased a 2008 Raider S last week. My first cruiser type bike. I have been riding sport bikes for over 20 years. My last bike was a Honda CBR 1100 Blackbird. A sport touring type. Anyway I totaled it two summers ago and finally talked my wife into letting me on another bike. Luckily I wasn't going too fast when someone cut me off and I laid it down in traffic. I was smart enough to be wearing my Joe Rocket jacket, jeans, boots and full face helmet. Helmet saved my head and face, jacket saved my upper body, jeans were torn off at the knees and riding gloves off my hands. I did break my foot from flipping down the road and had road rash on hands and knees. Constant reminder of how lucky I am and it shows I am proof that protective gear works and will continue to wear it while riding my Raider. Anyway just a little back ground about me. I look forward to speaking with you all and enjoying my new ride as much as you. So far I think it is great and a lot more comfortable than any sport bike I have ever ridden. Maybe I will catch up to some of you on the road. Thanks for listening.