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Old 01-17-2004, 10:53 AM   #21
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Somehow I doubt there will be any of the Highwayman's work on any college's reading lists.
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Old 01-17-2004, 11:08 AM   #22
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I can't wait until they come out with the three litre air-cooled SINGLE! With a 9 inch stroke, like me! CAN YOU IMAGINE THE TORQUE?!?!
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Old 01-17-2004, 11:21 AM   #23
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...shake as bad as a '54 BSA 500 single I rode years ago.



A nine inch stroke would give a, what, 2000 rpm redline? The rear tire would look like like a gemstone from the way the engine would jerk the rear wheel around.



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Old 01-17-2004, 11:33 AM   #24
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Actually, I ride a cruiser, a Vulcan 800 Classic, which is OK and keeps me out of trouble. My experience prior to this has been standards, like the Kz and GPz types of bikes. I am too big to be comfortable on any real sport bike, but I'd love to try one. ideally, I should have gotten the ZRX1200 or even a Concours, but at least I am riding.
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Old 01-17-2004, 11:42 AM   #25
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I've never having ridden a cruiser and I don't own a Connie, but I will admit that sport-standards and sportbikes are where my passions lie. Of course I do own an SV650, but we won't go there...



Yeah, riding is riding, definitely, and I would really like to try riding a cruiser some day to see if I 'get it.'



So, even as a cruiser rider, you feel the V2000 misses the mark? Is it too much?
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Old 01-17-2004, 01:04 PM   #26
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My Word, they have even copied the old FLH headlight cowl. It does not matter how big it is (Harley hasn't done this,yet, for a variety of very good reasons, frame, rider ability, EPA and how do you stop the damn thing once it gets rolling and still loog and act like a cruiser), the bottom line is a clone, is a clone, is a clone. I'll stick with my slow ponderous Harleys when in cruise mode. When I am in a hurry and want to even be a bit stylish, I'll take my K1200LT, crank up the stereo and just ride. Shoot, I'll even wave when these bigs Kawi's stop for gas, often.....



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Old 01-17-2004, 01:36 PM   #27
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CAN YOU IMAGINE THE TORQUE?!?!





What's to imagine? It's in theatres right now...



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Old 01-17-2004, 01:38 PM   #28
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Ya ... I had one and that was the late 70's I still say after all these years that was one of the neatest bikes I had and I've had about 20 since!!
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Old 01-17-2004, 01:48 PM   #29
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LMFAO



I agree with you there.
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Old 01-17-2004, 01:53 PM   #30
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I got the cruiser because my back couldn't take being bent over on a sport type bike anymore. The 800 classic was in my price range and I bought it. The other thisng is that I am 6'5" and weigh 300 Lbs. new sport bikes aren't made for me. As far as tha V2K goes, I think it is over priced and unsophisticated from a technological standpoint. Most cruiser guys don't care and I don't get it either. My first bike was a 1978 KZ1000. That bike, before or after the 1260 big bore kit in it, would run circles around any factory cruiser today and it's 25 year old tech. I thing the real deal is that cruisers are targeted for older re-entry type riders who want a look and don't care as much about function in terms of performance. What's happening is that cruisers are cheap to make, cheaper for R&D than sportbikes and because they sell more of them than any other type I am told, they must be paying for the R&D of everything else. I am sure the profit margins for cruisers are at least 33%, if not 50%. The same goes for SUVs. People are willing to fork over 40K for a suburban that cost Chevey 20K to make. I don't care about chrome, or leather saddlebags. If anything, the 800 reminds me of my Rupp minibike. Someday when I get a few sheckles saved, I'll get something more exciting.
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