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Suggestions wanted. - November 8, 2010, 02:34 PM

So my dad wants to get into riding at his ripe age of 60. He wants anything 500CC or bigger. For some reason he has this mentality that a 250 is not a mans bike and he needs something 800cc or bigger.

He doesn't want to spend a ton of money either.. I'd say anything under 2500 is what he is looking to spend for a first bike to get the fell of things.

Any suggestions from you cruiser riders as to what he should look out for? Better bikes than others?? Honda shadow? rebel? Suzuki Marauder? Intruder? (is that even a bike?) boulevard?? Kawi.. Vulcan..

I don't know anything about these things..

Any input would be greatly appreciated.


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November 8, 2010, 02:41 PM

cruiser or what?
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November 8, 2010, 02:43 PM

Yamaha VStar 900 (there was a typo)
Strong solid engine, good performance. Will not get out of control too quickly.

Or get him on a standard... quick CL search found this: 1993 Honda NightHawk CB750

1993 NightHawk 750... but it may get someone in trouble...


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November 8, 2010, 02:43 PM

Yamaha Vstar 950:fuel injected goodness, without being over the top on power for noobs, and a good overall design.

other than that, i'd suggest a Suzuki M90, C90, or S90, depending on what his flavor is... 800cc Vtwin that will last him a while on power.

i'd also suggest that he NOT get a VStar 650... 35 hp gets old really really quickly


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Thanks so far! Keep em coming


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cruiser or what?

This is the cruiser sextion right?


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November 8, 2010, 02:57 PM

i like the honda vtx 1300


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November 8, 2010, 03:01 PM

SV650... there is no question here. That's the bike for the price. Get it naked, get it faired, get it any way you want for the style of bike youre interested in.

But if he really wants a cruiser get a VSTAR 650


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November 8, 2010, 03:30 PM

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This is the cruiser sextion right?

whoops, rarely read that shit.

outa my jurisdiction then.
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November 8, 2010, 05:46 PM

he knows how to ride? or is he looking for a learner? shadow 60/750 is good. 1100 is even better. vstar is also a good motorcycle. he is older and probably like the 70s and 80s UJMs to, so ask him.


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