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Raider Categories => General Raider Discussion => Topic started by: Pastor Jay on Nov 07, 2020, 06:16:13 pm

Title: Venture
Post by: Pastor Jay on Nov 07, 2020, 06:16:13 pm
I am looking to test drive a 2018 Yamaha Venture. Looks a bit more comfortable for touring especially for my wife. Anyone have any experience on the the bike? Any suggestions or comments. Thanks
Title: Re: Venture
Post by: Fiddles on Nov 07, 2020, 10:26:48 pm
I am looking to test drive a 2018 Yamaha Venture. Looks a bit more comfortable for touring especially for my wife. Anyone have any experience on the the bike? Any suggestions or comments. Thanks
I traded my last Raider in on one in 18 Venture nice bike and comfortable but really missed the Raider so I bought another Raider and then sold the Venture  it just wasn't me
Title: Re: Venture
Post by: ZEUS67 on Nov 08, 2020, 08:55:47 am
I was thinking the Venture would be my next bike if I ever outgrow my Raider but I'm having a tough time imagining that happening for awhile. Love the Venture though and would choose it over an overpriced Harley any day. Good luck with whatever choice you make!
Title: Re: Venture
Post by: Pastor Jay on Nov 09, 2020, 09:29:50 am
Thanks guys. I will test drive and see what happens. It is also hard for me to imagine enjoying any ride as much as I do the Raider.
Title: Re: Venture
Post by: MyRaider on Nov 20, 2020, 03:10:04 am
I absolutely Love my 2018 Eluder it's all the comfort and handling you could ever ask for and the wind protection from the fairing is incredible keeps you warm when it's a chilly ride and reduces road noise immensely to the point you can actually enjoy the infotainment system to it full potential.

And the best part of all is it's a Yamaha buttery smooth in all the right places.
Title: Re: Venture
Post by: ernie on Apr 10, 2021, 10:45:09 am
And a six speed slipper clutch, if I had a nickel for every time we lamented not having the sixth gear on our Raider I could buy an Eluder for my back up bike!