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.