Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > MO Reader Feedback

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-19-2006, 09:30 AM   #81
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

Using analogies as posted today, you could include every softail, dyna, and xl1200 in this. That's my arguement, just because the motor is big doesn't mean it qualifies for the class. Go up to any Valkyrie owner and ask if they own a power cruiser. Based on cc size many in this thread would say yes to that. The average Valk owner would say no.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 10-19-2006, 09:32 AM   #82
fonzie
Contributing Staff

 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: On the road...
Posts: 106
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

The Mean Streak was a previous years winner. Inclusion could be likened to the nostaligia of the VMax. Or we just wanted to ruffle all yer feathers.. we win!
__________________
-- MotoInsider.com
fonzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 09:39 AM   #83
anrajala
Founding Member
 
anrajala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,490
Default Re: Dude, what are you smoking?

OK so if we all agree there is a class of more powerful cruisers above this class (called for example godzilla cruisers like Seruzawa suggests) then I will withdraw my case. Because I don´t have one! Pheeww I can clear my desk of empty cans of Mylanta now. Also better get that sign "Death to MO imperialist swine-bastards" out of my garden



- cruiz-euro

anrajala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 09:43 AM   #84
SmokeU
Registered Member
 
SmokeU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: pet****...pet****...pet****
Posts: 1,864
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

It's maybe 40 here today and I'm going for a spin after work.
__________________
Pretending to be purple on the inside.
SmokeU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 09:43 AM   #85
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

Damn, I think it was 36 this morning and it's going up to a whopping 48. Rode in this morning. I'm already getting used to it.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 09:44 AM   #86
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

Fonzie- First, thanks for the ideas on the paint on my bike last spring. Second, I am with you on the 'Streak. It's not powerful in outright hp numbers. It does do many things better than its bigger, more powerful counterparts.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 09:59 AM   #87
ksquid
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: My new favorite site is CycleWorld.com
Posts: 3,775
Default kMRI-says Excellent Review

kpaul Motorcycle Review Index



Entertaining - 9

Technical Facts and Data - 9.5

Fair and Balanced - 9.5

Writing Style - 9

Pictures -9

Relevance to me - 8

Video - NA

Audio - NA

Final Score- 9.0



Good things

Loved the "Buyin' 'em and keepin' 'em up section is great" Hope you add it to all of your reviews.

After reading the article my rankings were the same as Fonzies. Buz makes a great point about the HD looking good and the Warrior needing some clean up. Definitely had a sense that the reviewers were being fair and objective



Areas of improvement

Having some Audio/Video of the bikes would have been nice for us sound freaks. Especially so we could get a sense of what Buz was talking about with the V-Max. Pictures were good but having some urban settings i.e. have the bikes lined up outside some bar with a few girls sitting on them [/b] or the classic Southern California beach/dock ocean thing would be good screen saver material.

Yes Fonzie you have made us spoiled brats with your fanatic photos.

Summary

Fun reading for my lunch hour. Better than the print rags and other web sites by far. Buz was a good addition (I hate saying that). I like the spruiser "Buz"word



[i][b]Thanks MO...Great work.

kpaul



ksquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 10:05 AM   #88
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

He's busy charging his battery, and he does it better than you or Seruzawa could any day of the week pal! He's got a BCA (Battery Chargers of America) certification, and he'll put that up against anything YOU have any day of the week. Just remember that.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 10:09 AM   #89
ksquid
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: My new favorite site is CycleWorld.com
Posts: 3,775
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

Yep I hate to say this but Buz was a good addition. He has that Italian sense of style/good taste and the has that great marketing perspective.. Ok that's my one compliment for the year..back to ripping his opinions apart
ksquid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2006, 10:09 AM   #90
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default Re: 2007 Power Cruiser Shootout

I'd say the Valk is a power cruiser deluxe. The whole thing is kinda silly anyway. It's like the sport tourer category. Lean to the sport side and you get Busa and ZX-14, the tour side gets FJ1300 and ST1300. It's all rather confusing.
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off