But before we saddled up, we thought we might just park the Raider and the Fury together and consider how they look and what they are made of. Material considerations weigh heavily here, due to the fact that the chopper-like custom is as much an aesthetic exercise as it is a functional one. In terms of the actual "stuff" that makes up the bike, the Raider is definitely more materially satisfying. It's got steel fenders, metal engine covers, and it is just generally lighter on plastic parts; this isn't to say it doesn't have any, but the important metallic bits are there. The Fury's fenders, some of the engine covers, valve covers, headlight bucket, etc., are plastic or plasti-chrome, which just seems antithetical to the idea that these bikes are meant to represent. You also appreciate the air-cooled Star's lack of radiator, although the Fury's rad and hoses are very well-concealed. Further, the belt final drive of the Raider makes later application of a custom rear wheel that much easier than with the Fury's (well-hidden) shaft-drive setup.