Had the opportunity today to demo the Radar 135 with the Helix Pedal Drive. Overall was impressed. Paddled similar to my first Kayak, Ride 135. Tracked very well, handled the wind and chop very well( It was a windy day during demo). Was impressed as well by the glide of the Radar, when I stopped paddling Radar tracked straight and kept moving. Seat was very comfortable, easy to adjust, only limitation was when seat was adjusted forward, I am 5'10, could not access the middle hatch. Standing was no issue at all, easier to stand with flat and move around than my Commander 120 and still with the advantage of with an open deck. Pedal drive took a me awhile to get used too, I was trying to put to much force into pedaling at first and was not smooth, once I figured out that pedaling did not require forceful effort, pedaling was much more smooth and efficient. You need not try to pedal like a mad man. Adjusting the pedal drive unit was easy, lowering and raising the unit was effortless, only issue for me was trying to align the propeller with the opening in the deck before disengaging the drive.
Overall Radar I thought was a great fishing platform with the options of paddle, pedal and electric motor. Radar 115 did not a chance to demo but would assume very similar to 135 in terms of paddling and fishing platform.
Need to decide to keep or sell the Commander 120 to help pay for the Radar 135.