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post #1 of 10 Old 08-19-2007, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Sweeeeeeeet rides

I love my 9er, but every once in a while I think it might be nice to have a cruiser for more relaxed and comfortable riding. Here's some of my favorites.

A couple weeks ago at bike night here, I met a guy that had just bought a Suzuki Boulevard M109R Limited Edition. The first time that I saw a picture of the M109R, I wasn't that thrilled with the look of it. Whether it was seeing it in person, or whether it's the blue and white paint scheme, but that thing is baaaad a$$. I definitely wouldn't mind riding one. When I looked on the web site and saw that the limited edition was just $13k, I was surprised that it wasn't more. The guy that I met had the wheels powdercoated white, and it looked great. Don't know why Suzi doesn't do that from the factory with that paint scheme.

Yesterday, a motorcycle passed me on the highway, then I ended up riding with him for a while. He was riding a Yamaha Warrior. I actually looked at the midnight edition before buying the 9er, but just couldn't bear to not have the 9er. I hadn't seen one in motion before, and riding with it on the highway, it seemed pretty awesome...good acceleration, at least. I can't say that I love the large exhaust pipe on the right side, but actually seeing it on the road with a human on it, it didn't seem as bad.

Can't talk about cruisers w/o mentioning HD. I personally think that they're overpriced, but apparently they're rather popular I have always really liked the VRSC.

As far as Honda goes, I doubt highly that I'd buy a cruiser from them. They don't really have any models (in my opinion) that are edgy at all. Just all plain Jane.

Anywho, I'm just ramblin.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-19-2007, 09:16 AM
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The Harley V-Rod and the Star (Yamaha) Warrior are both pretty sweet, even though the Harley is a bit over priced.

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post #3 of 10 Old 08-19-2007, 02:56 PM
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i guess if i had to go cruiser for some silly reason,i think i would get a honda shadow spirit 1100 or for hd it would be the fxstc softtail, kinda similar style,pretty nice lookin bikes. thats just my

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i guess if i had to go cruiser for some silly reason,i think i would get a honda shadow spirit 1100 or for hd it would be the fxstc softtail, kinda similar style,pretty nice lookin bikes. thats just my
That's cool...I guess, if you look at my motorcycle history, I lean towards the different and unique. I was in the Honda dealership looking at CBRs when I saw the 919 and was like "what is THAT?" just because it was different and unique. Same thing goes with cruisers, for me at least. If I'm on a bike, I want it to be different, something that you don't see a lot of. It's like, if every bike you see is the same basic layout and look, I'll pass. If I'm riding something that people stop and say WTF is that?, then I'm happy.

Same goes for my cage, which is a '91 Ford Exploder. People say "WTF, is that thing still running?"

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Personally,, I'd go back to one of the 750 Magnas, the last style, hopefully since the engine was borrowed from the old VFR, which they stopped making,, and now,, they stopped the magna,, but brought back a better VFR, (V-4) so maybe they will revamp the magna, The thing was probably the best bike I've ever had, as far as comfort, great power band, a very low center of gravity, handled amazingly for a rather heavy bike, a bit more power would be good, along with getting rid of that awful rear drum brake... but loved it

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I drooled on the warrior until discovering its airhead ruined it... The vstar with its efficient belt would be fun!

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As far as Honda goes, I doubt highly that I'd buy a cruiser from them. They don't really have any models (in my opinion) that are edgy at all. Just all plain Jane.
If I ever had the urge to get a cruiser again, it'd be a late-90's Magna. Most fun power cruiser I've ever owned. I wish I hadn't gotten rid of it.

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My second bike was a 1998 Honda Magna and my third bike was a 2002 Yamaha Warrior. Both were great bikes in their own right. I always thought of it as comparing a turbocharged import car and a V-8 muscle car. Both can be very fun and very cool and each were about as fast as the other. I have to say that I enjoyed the torque monster a little more though. Plus the Warrior was a little more noticeable, but they were both rarely seen on the road.

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What's wrong with the VTXs? There are tons of aftermarket stuff for them, they can look like whatever you want them to.

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What's wrong with the VTXs? There are tons of aftermarket stuff for them, they can look like whatever you want them to.
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