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Old 02-28-2001, 05:05 PM   #21
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It aint no Harley.
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Old 02-28-2001, 05:27 PM   #22
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I like the bike and have been waiting for articles since I first heard about it. But I have to point out that this is not the most powerful cruiser made. The Yamaha VMax is (I own a 2000 VMax with 17" Dymag wheels and good radial tires). The VTX won't even keep up with my BMW R1100R, straight line or curvy road. Pulling power at 10MPH!! That's a joke, try at 75 mph and uphill. It does have much more power than any other 50 to 70 hp cruiser made. And that's good. And a much lower seat than my VMax. It looks good, it's got decient power, it's what's been lacking in the cruiser market forever.



Now when is Yamaha going to remake the VMax with a 2000cc 4 cyl. engine, 6 speed transmission, 17" wheels, and 28" seat height?



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Old 02-28-2001, 05:30 PM   #23
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Just put a deposit down on one at my dealer last Saturday after getting a chance to sit on one he had on the floor for their open house. Dealer wouldn't budge on price and since I ordered the blue it's going to cost me $12,799. Unfortunately, the bike won't be in until April.
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Old 02-28-2001, 05:33 PM   #24
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>It aint no Harley.



Thank God it isn't!
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Old 02-28-2001, 05:35 PM   #25
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And the VMax is still the most powerfull Muscle-Cruiser out there .



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Old 02-28-2001, 05:41 PM   #26
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I would like to see the timed results of going around a course, either cones set up in a parking lot like Solo SCCA runs or lap times around Willow Springs or some other track. I think this info is important not just for road racing replica bikes, just like 1/4 mile drag and 0-60mph and top gear pulling times are.



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Old 02-28-2001, 05:45 PM   #27
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I owned a '82 Yamaha Vision that had a water cooled V twin. It didn't have fins. But I think it might look too plain and HiTech looking for a cruiser?



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Old 02-28-2001, 05:56 PM   #28
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Yes it was a great story, but I've noticed 1/4 times lacking in receint road tests of non-race bike replicas. I hope you fix this and also add lap times around the race track for all bikes. Then I'll send some money your way.



Thanks for the report,

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Old 02-28-2001, 06:06 PM   #29
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I know I'm gonna get slammed for this but... What's the point of a cruiser? I think they are just big, loud, and slow bikes. Oh wow!!! 150mph. My '93 GSXR 750 can do that in 4th. LBS is total crap. Probably the worst thing Honda has done for bikes. I took a VFR for a short ride, and the brakes were horrible. I think I can make the choice between front, rear or both my self just fine. Standards are just the way to go. V-Twin engines aren't so hot either, especially if they're not 90* V-Twins. For a lot less money, I would go with a Kawasaki ZRX1200 or the yamaha FZR1000.
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Old 02-28-2001, 06:14 PM   #30
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It's an interesting cruiser design but I didn't see any mention of pricing. Unless it's rather inexpensive, I'd guess that HD will lose little business to the VTX since most HD owners seem unswayed by kind of technological inovation embodied in the VTX. Personally, the limited lean angles of these kinds of bikes pretty much insures I'll never own one.
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