No, it really is crap for this price point. We all love these bikes, but don’t try to defend the indefensible.I can't make a true claim for the comfort and steadiness of the ride on old original air head's. The R80 I roud was a highly modified bike, allot lighter then original. Had very highly spect components, shocks and an upgraded fork. But even in stock form my 9T Roadster was a more nimble and easier bike to ride. Not to mention smoother on the shifts and much faster. Stock suspension isn't perfect but it's far from bad or none responsive. It may be a bit harsh, I still never have a problem with it when I wanna ride faster. I agree it's very smart to upgrade to even greater after market components and have the 9T ride like a dream. It's definitely one of the first mods I plan to get done this Spring. Once it's done my Roadster will have no other short comings of any kind, the rest of the mods will be more for my pleasure than a serious need to correct any other problem. So sorry soulmate's to say it bothers me to read when people write stock suspension is crap or offensive or other bad things. It's not perfect but it's not crap or cheap it's still better than average and many other bikes in this price range.
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