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So now what? - September 30, 2007, 12:47 AM

I finally sold the F4i and am on to looking for a cruiser. My interest is something similar to the HD UltraGlide however not willing to spend the money on the HD. I only mean similar as in engine size, weight of the bike, comfortable ride for both me and passenger. So as of Saturday afternoon, I looked at a sweet 2005 Yamaha Roadstar out at Coleman's. Help me out with some suggestions....as in bikes along these lines.
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power cruiser or cruiser cruiser?


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September 30, 2007, 11:21 PM

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power cruiser or cruiser cruiser?
I love the power cruisers but really want the comfortability for my g/f. As we are talking about a couple long rides this next summer.
PriceEngineValvetrain0-60 MPH$16,4951130cc, liquid-cooled, 60-degree V-twinSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder4.26 sec.

HONDA VTX1800FPriceEngineValvetrain0-60 MPH$14,8491795cc, liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twinSOHC, 3 valves per cylinder4.45 sec.

KAWASAKI VULCAN 2000 CLASSICPriceEngineValvetrain0-60 MPH$12,9992053cc, liquid-cooled, 52-degree V-twinPushrod, 4 valves per cylinder4.98 sec.

SUZUKI BOULEVARD M109RPriceEngineValvetrain0-60 MPH$12,5991783cc, liquid-cooled, 54-degree V-twinDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder3.89 sec.

TRIUMPH ROCKET IIIPriceEngineValvetrain0-60 MPH$14,9992294cc, liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder3.66 sec.

VICTORY HAMMER SPriceEngineValvetrain0-60 MPH$19,7471634cc, air-cooled, 50-degree V-twinSOHC, 4 valves per cylinder4.53 sec.





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That's pretty frikin' hot but need a rear seat for the g/f. Looking at the pic and reading the details it appears to have a small rear under a cover. Will have to continue my investigation.....
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I vote for the Triumph!

Better warranty also - 2yr!


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Buy a used Victory. They're a steal. The Hammer is probably the worst choice if your planning on taking your g/f on long rides. The KP would be the best choice if you like the big fenders. Otherwise get a Vegas and add a touring seat.

If you plan on riding your cruiser like a sportbike get a Yamaha Warrior.

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buy a VTX


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Buy a used Victory. They're a steal. The Hammer is probably the worst choice if your planning on taking your g/f on long rides. The KP would be the best choice if you like the big fenders. Otherwise get a Vegas and add a touring seat.

If you plan on riding your cruiser like a sportbike get a Yamaha Warrior.

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+1 on the Victory. I've got my eyes set on an 08 Hammer S
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buy a VTX
I'm steering towards the VTX right now, I think next weekend the g/f and i will be sitting on a few.
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I really enjoy my VTX1800. Thing is A LOT faster than you think it is going to be, so when you ride it for the first time, you are going to be amazed. I think the thing that suprised me the most is how quick it stops for an 850 pound bike.

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October 6, 2007, 12:12 PM

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I vote for the Triumph!

Better warranty also - 2yr!
it's a TRIUMPH... it NEEDS a 2 year warranty

seriously though, i've heard the Victory got the best rating by consumer reports, shich was pretty surprising to me. From the looks of it though, you would have the same rear seat issues with the Victory as the M109...

Have you thought about a sport tourer like the FJR1300 or the Kawasaki Concourse? They're definitely NOT cruisers, but have a MUCH better back seat than some of the cruisers up for consideration... just a thought there...

If *I* were getting a cruiser, it would be an M109, hands down (but then again, I'm partial to Suzukis). The VTX 1300 would come in a close second, followed immediately by the Yamaha Stratoliner, then the VTX 1800. The only reason why i'd say the 1800 after the 1300 is because I rode a friend's that had some custom work done to it and it was a hoot to ride.


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Go find a used BMW R1200C/R1200R. BMWs are the only bike with an engine that will last 150K miles easily.
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