Re: Raptor or DS650...?
According to Dirt Wheels, its like this. In a straight line drag race, the DS will usually win.It has 5 more HP on top end. 43vs38. The Raptor comes on sooner and stronger than the DS. The DS is said to be pipey.
It was also said that if your interested in real world riding in conditions that require turning, and normal riding, the Raptor is the winner, because of a more sensible powerband.
im a Banshee rider, so i can understand the benefits of having a machine with great low end vs. all top end power like the Banshee.
Another note, the Raptor is very narrow and short for high speed riding compared to the DS. It depends which context your friend is speaking about. Not always about power.