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Old 01-10-2004, 03:35 AM   #11
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Old 01-10-2004, 05:17 AM   #12
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Well, yes, but one that has four wheels (read: Caterham Super Seven)!
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Old 01-10-2004, 05:51 AM   #13
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Actually, as one who spent the last week riding the V2K, I can say definitively that it is not too big for the average to above average sized (and skilled) rider. I had a blast riding it, and once off the kickstand, it really didn't feel ungainly. For a smaller, shorter legged guy with less experience handling that kind of bulk and power, you're probably right. In fact, it is extremely well suited to its purpose and a terrific bike.
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Old 01-10-2004, 05:54 AM   #14
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Actually, it's no secret that the majority of motorcycles purchased in the USA are cruisers. I would expect you to know that!
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Old 01-10-2004, 06:30 AM   #15
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..Good, because you'll need it for another 5 years.....
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Old 01-10-2004, 06:54 AM   #16
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...pull my Suzuki up, will ya?



Be careful not to snag any Triumphs. It's easy to avoid them. Just don't drag the bottom near any oil slicks.
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Old 01-10-2004, 07:01 AM   #17
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Default Cruisers aren't used that way.

Cornering ability isn't a priority in designing cruisers. The sort of riding that cruisers are designed for makes cornering ability a distant second in importance. It's sort of like worrying about high speed aerodynamic factors when designing a tank. Doesn't matter all that much. People don't buy cruisers for the purpose of carving canyons. No reason to expect the bikes to perform that way.
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Old 01-10-2004, 07:04 AM   #18
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Actually, the V2K doesn't scrape early. The floorboards are positioned fairly high. The increased torque marks an enormous performance increase in my book (I've still got the grin to prove it), and it handles surprisingly well for its girth. Excellent ergoes and very smooth in the corners. The power band never necessitates a mid-corner emergency downshift either. 3rd gear will still get you through a hairpin if need be.



But if it's corner carving you want, might I interest you in an R6?
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Old 01-10-2004, 08:19 AM   #19
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Too far to the other end and this where the Harley V-Rod will start to earn its stripes as it in the correct direction...bigger is not necessarily better and the Vulcan 2000 proves this point. Kawasaki missed the mark this bike.
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Old 01-10-2004, 08:33 AM   #20
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Ergo's for whom? It depends on your body type. From what I have read, between Cycle World, Motorcyclist and Motorcycle Cruiser, for a such a big bike, it doesn't treat larger riders well. For someone that 6'5" and 300 Lbs, that worries me. It surprising how sometimes cruisers seem to be made for those short of inseam and torso. My KZ-1000 had better ergos than most cruisers.
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