Join Date: Sep 2012
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I was returning to biking after an 11 year break following a bad accident and fancied a cruiser, Harley's were silly money and the Suzuki M1500 was a good deal and I fortunately arranged a test ride.
The bike was huge and really felt odd with the foot pegs too far forward and the weight was worrying, I rode the bike and hated every second, I felt like this was the first time I had ever ridden a bike, the turning circle was huge and on mini roundabouts you had to go so slow it was a joke, I expected the loads of torque to come in a wave from really low revs but the huge vibrations were awful and it just felt slow and heavy.
So a cruiser wasn't for me, I did a bit of research and took a test ride on a Street Triple, I am 6'2" and 17 stone so I was concerned the bike would look too small for me and I think it does a bit but it was like I hadn't been away from biking, immediately I felt at one with the bike and couldn't stop smiling.
It does tempt me to go to fast which is one reason I wanted a cruiser, but I love every second I ride and I just can't wait till my next ride