I too absolutely love the looks of the M109, especially the white w/ blue stripe special edition. The rave reviews of the Raider over the 109 is really what turned me to the Raider, plus the deplorable reputation Suzuki warranty service has country-wide. I collect old Fords (Mustangs especially), and the 109 very strongly invokes the image of the original GT-350 to me.
On the other hand, I was instantly smitten with the Raider's styling, which to me appeared for all the world lik ecwhat a classic mildlly-chopped Harley softtail should look like. Harley must think so too: witness thier new near-clone of the Raider, the new CVO Breakout.
The stellar reviews about power, handling, comfort, quality and bang-for-the-buck value convince me everytime I throw a leg over it that I made the absolute right choice.