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    User And Abuser Array alternateimpact's Avatar
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    Thinkin of gettin a cruiser bike

    No I am not givin up sportbikes. I have test road a few cruisers in the last year. Yestarday I test rode a Yam roadliner, with an open mind, and I must say I really enjoyed it. My wife rode on the back with me, and at the end told me that she likes being on the back of one, and would support me gettin one I think the roadliner was a bit to bulky, but I would like to try some thing in between. so far I have test ridden the roadliner, vtx 1800, v-max. they all have the pros, and cons. I would like something that would be comfortable for long trips, have saddle bags etc, and have adequite power.

    any suggestions? or just flame away...your choice

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    I suggest you buy a monster.

    that is all.

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    Check out the Yammi Warrior.. TONS of power and torque.. I had a weekend test ride on one, it was amazing. I would definitely consider it as a stable buddy for my Gix.
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    Depends on your intended usage. Trips, puddle-jumps, day rides, etc.
    Once you settle on that, the choices become easier.
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    Maybe have a look at a Beemer.

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    Insurance is going to cost way more if you get something >1000CC

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    Cory, I vote for the V-Max. And I get to ride it!!!

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    My bike has Baggage :) Array geek's Avatar
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    I'll post the obligatory "get a V-Strom" suggestion, you too will be assimiliated

    Seriously though, very comfy, torquey, very nimble, good for 2-up cruising/touring and can be fitted with full saddle bags.

    Here's a couple links on 2-up travelling with a strom http://stromtrooper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7458

    http://stromtrooper.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6967
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    Out of all the big displacement cruisers I've tested, the Kawasaki Vulcan motor was my favorite, followed by Yamaha's V-Star.

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    I recently bought a 1999 Honda Magna. The ultra-reliable V4 engine, honda fit and finish, and upgraded suspension make this a cruiser that can handle the twisties with confidence. But, it's not the bike for me, I like to tour, and can only afford one bike, so bought a VFR750 instead (I really like the V4 engine!). So, the Magna is for sale.

    http://www.bcsportbikes.com./forum/s...ad.php?t=74321
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    Hey Cory

    Have a look at www.onewheeldrive.net. You'll find reviews on a lot of bikes, including the Monster, but there's also some *good* bikes there too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishinwoman
    I recently bought a 1999 Honda Magna. The ultra-reliable V4 engine, honda fit and finish, and upgraded suspension make this a cruiser that can handle the twisties with confidence. But, it's not the bike for me, I like to tour, and can only afford one bike, so bought a VFR750 instead (I really like the V4 engine!). So, the Magna is for sale.

    http://www.bcsportbikes.com./forum/s...ad.php?t=74321
    My Pops has a 94 Magna. The bike, imo, is heavily under-rated and is a blast to ride. Definitely consider the Magna. Unfortunately, I can't compare it to any other cruise b/c I have not tried others. Have you considered a Triumph, like the thunderbird?

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    My streaker is able to keep behind the pack of a ravenous sport bikes.
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    Posing with conviction Array heisenberg9's Avatar
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    If you are going to consider the Yamaha Warrior then you should consider the Yamaha MT-01. Has the Warrior powerplant but doesn't look like a cruiser at all.

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