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post #21 of 29 Old 11-01-12, 00:18
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I thought I would hate it, so I tried one to confirm my thought. Rented a street bob from Eagleriders in Palm Desert and it was actually kind of fun just to cruise. No handling. No power. Fun in a "time out" kind of way. Maybe when I'm 60!

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I guess I'm a little late to the party, but by the title, I gather that you mowed the lawn with a ride-on mower for the first time...

My mower is more comfortable for me, and at least i feel like im getting something productive done when im on it

Honestly i like my cm200t more than that harley, it only has 17hp but its easy to ride, just as comfy, and handles SOO much better.

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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
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As far as cruisers go my fave is a tossup between the Rocket III and the suzuki M109R. So if i were to fork out the cash for a cruiser it would be one of those. Definitely NOT a harley!

As it stands ill probably be buying a bonnie in the spring, but since my wife has stated she doesnt intend to be a "hardcore" rider, she wont be riding it all the time. Which is fine by me, ill ride it when she doenst want to!

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I rode the Diavel, and while it is not an actual cruiser, it was as close to one that I would ever own.

Then there is this soon to be released by Moto Guzzi
http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/...pecs-revealed/
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I took my mother in laws hardly around the block after much cajoling (by them, I wanted no part of it) it was awful.
I took about half a kilo off it on the last corner.
Seriously? You spent how much to own this?

I was expecting to be disappointed but I’ve owned vacuum cleaners with more power, you twist the throttle and the tone changes, it could be swapped out for a volume control for all the difference it makes!
Handling was something else, I don’t know what it was, but it was something other than handling…
Comfort wise it was like being in a gynaecologists chair while trying to reach each end of a broom handle.

People buy them to be seen on, and at the speed they do they can be seen for hours by people just sitting there on the side of the road.
God I hope no one recognised me on it…
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You know its bad when your 17hp, 30 year old, 200cc honda isnt much slower than a harley.........

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[QUOTE=Karl;884978]
Handling was something else, I don’t know what it was, but it was something other than handling…
Comfort wise it was like being in a gynaecologists chair while trying to reach each end of a broom handle.

Love this line!
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[QUOTE=Nyuscdjs;885007]
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Handling was something else, I don’t know what it was, but it was something other than handling…
Comfort wise it was like being in a gynaecologists chair while trying to reach each end of a broom handle.

Love this line!


This kind of shit needs to be stickied

http://www.loganwildphoto.com

28,000 miles and counting
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