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Old 10-19-2006, 10:05 AM   #71
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Dude, I told you to do the bendy thing once and a while... NEXT song! - F
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:06 AM   #72
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I forgot we're talking about motorcycles. He won't chime in much other than some Gen Y/GTPB bullshyt.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:06 AM   #73
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Not here. Upper 70s today so I'm putting my fairing lowers back on the Geezer Glide.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:07 AM   #74
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The term power cruiser wasn't even coined until well after the V-max made its debut. The ZL1000 was only made in 87 so outside of the fact that it had a 1000 cc ZX motor in the frame it lasted one and only one season. It wasn't until '92-93 that the power cruiser name appeared. Yamaha needed a new standard and replacement for the XS1100 way back in 81 and that's where the V-max began life. As the industry grew the term "power cruiser" evolved and if you look back it was the magazine industry that changed the segment. Suddenly, power cruisers were not only fast and fun but as the 'bike rags" so harshly dogged slow and mishandling cruisers the motorcycle industry evolved. Bikes began to be responsive to not only the power but to hadling and braking. What was once a segement of straight line bikes has become a well-rounded, haull a$$, stop on a dime (well quarter), handling (as well as could be expected) cruiser. I stand by my assertion that the bikes must handle to be included in the power cruiser segment. If you have spent any time at all on these bikes (as I have put tens of thousands of miles on like bikes) you would eventually agree.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:12 AM   #75
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"...it's not even a real comparo..."



Multiple bikes were compared against each other, does that not make a real comparo?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:17 AM   #76
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Look at my above post and tell me I'm wrong. Bikes handled like greased swine bake then. But if you took a 83 Katana 1100 and put it up against a gsxr 750 today you say the Katana handled like crap, too. The sportbike of today outstrips the bikes of yesterday. Same thing holds true for power cruisers. It's a different market. It has evolved. If you wanted to pick nits, wouldn't the 95-03 Thunderbird qualify for power cruiser status? Triumph didn't market it that way. But it would qualify based on performance alone.
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:19 AM   #77
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And the Streak won OUR power cruiser comparo another year:

http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mccompa.../01power.motml
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:22 AM   #78
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Thats sort of how i was thinking....power cruisers are based on power which would eliminate the mean streak ,include the RIII,etc. How bout the new 96 inch harley? Think it would qualify? Where do we draw line?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:25 AM   #79
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Sure was, go reload the homepage 3 or 4 times, it'll be all gone. Just for you!
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:28 AM   #80
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"Another hint: did you know that consumer grade "SteadyCams" are available?"



Show me one that fits in the pocket of my jacket and you'll see better videos on MO.
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