Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.74 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.11 / 5
Crud performance: 3.91 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.23 / 5
Whatever finally replaced the Bandit line-one of Rossi's most successful ever-needed to be special. Evidently, the Phantoms are worthy successors. They're wood-core layups, so the 95 has more life than any foam-core B3 or XXX ever had. Testers loved its hefty, supremely substantial feel, but they also praised its playful attitude. It's powerful, but it's never overbearing. "Easy and playful, but you can still drive it, and it won't fold," said Larsen.
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