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Old 06-27-2002, 08:34 AM   #31
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Default Re: Why, why, why???

"...overrated junk"? vroom, vroom! Guess what I ride? So now you've gotten your rise out of the SV650 crowd!
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:10 AM   #32
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Default Re: Additional feature wanted in motorcycle reviews

If you make six figures and are single, then yeah, you can ignore the bottom line.



But if you've got a mortgage to pay and kids to feed, then sometimes reality has to intrude.



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Old 06-27-2002, 09:29 AM   #33
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Default Re: Suzuki Volusia 800 reader feedback

I don't recall you guys ever testing the original Intruder VS700/750/800, which has the same motor as the Marauder/Volusia, except with two carbs. Weighing over 80 lbs less than the Volusia, the VS800 oughta smoke it. My '86 VS700 can keep up with a lot of bigger bikes, and still corner decently & get 55+mpg too.
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:38 AM   #34
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Ha! Another inquiring mind. I totally support the comparo idea.

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Old 06-27-2002, 09:42 AM   #35
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My only problem with the Volusia was when I looked at it up close: It seemed WAY too plasticky to me. Even more so than the Yamaha V-Stars.



The concept is good and the looks are nice (IMO) but the finer details are missing. Then again the price tag is just right and that kind of makes of for all the cheap plastic.

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Old 06-27-2002, 09:47 AM   #36
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Good point. Max lean angles L&R should be listed in each review. I'm sure that would not be too hard to come up with.
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Old 06-27-2002, 09:55 AM   #37
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Yup, I like to read about MOTORCYCLES. Their name is "MOTORCYCLE Online". Hence, the longtime membership and the subscription. I personally would never buy a Volusia. I'm not likely to buy a cruiser at all, but it's nice to read about them.
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Old 06-27-2002, 10:08 AM   #38
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LOL OTFL.
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Old 06-27-2002, 10:22 AM   #39
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As an owner of a 2001 model Volusia, I would have to agree with most of the review. It is my first street bike, and a worthy adversary around town. However I do have some complaints. First is that if you are over six feet tall, the riding position becomes cramped after the first hour of riding. Second, to go along with the first complaint, don't even think about two up riding more than ten minute stints. With my 6'1" frame, it is extremely cramped with my fiance' on the back and she is only 5'4". Lastly, fifth gear overdrive?!!! You have got to be kidding. Fifth gear covers 55 mph and up. It is ok until the speeds get in excess of 65mph. After that it is buzzy and working extremely hard to keep up with larger displacement bikes. All of these things can be addressed in the aftermarket department now, but I think I will save that $2,000 and look to get a larger bike. Meanstreak or Warrior here I come.
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Old 06-27-2002, 10:38 AM   #40
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http://www.donlon.org/pages/cycle/MC...ride/index.htm

Motorcycle Cruiser reviewed 9 different bikes, including the Spirit and Volusia, in Dec 2001
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