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Old 01-28-2009, 03:53 PM   #1
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Allow me to be the first to say: "why didn't you include a

"_______"
(insert motorcycle name here)

in the test?"
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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What? No BossHoss?

(yes, Pete - I can hear the smack of your facepalm from here)
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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I always liked the Warrior.
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
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I always liked the Warrior.
"Warriors... come out to pla-ay!"
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #6
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There're both hideous looking harley clones. That suzuki's left side case looks like a big toaster or some other kitchen implement.

Ick! Form didn't follow function here obviously. They both need white wall tires for the full "garsh darn" effect.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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I kind of like the Zooker. That $4K price difference is a selling point compared to the Yammer. However for the same money as the Warrior you can get Suzuki's M109R. Then the comparison changes drastically.

Of course for the same money I can get a Tiger with luggage with some $ left over.
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:04 AM   #8
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for the same money as the Warrior you can get Suzuki's M109R. Then the comparison changes drastically..
Yeah, but not the parts about the Warrior having less weight, better handling and more effective brakes. Lap times, too, if you were to be so silly.
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Old 01-29-2009, 06:00 AM   #9
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Yeah, but not the parts about the Warrior having less weight, better handling and more effective brakes. Lap times, too, if you were to be so silly.
True. Unfortunately I can count the number of cruiser riders who care about handling and weight on one hand.
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:27 AM   #10
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Default No Muscle in Muscle Cruisers....

There is simply no muscle in these "muscle" cruisers.

If the goal is "Big Stonkin Engine", these things are pathetic.

My Connie 14 gets 2x the power down to the rear wheel (dynoed out at 150hp), and more torque (>90 ft-lbs over most of the revv range).

How can people, with a straight face, call a 75 hp motorcycle (a whopping 10hp more than an SV650, and 25hp less than a 600 supersport) a "muscle" cruiser?
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