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Old 04-09-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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Hi,

I am considering shopping the America and Speedmaster. Does anyone have knowledge of these models and what the major differences woudl be?

I am currently on an older Virago 1100. Looking for a newer ride.

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Old 04-09-2010, 08:46 AM   #2
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Go with the Speedmaster, less bling, more go
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:04 AM   #3
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The Speedmaster has dual discs up front, so I would choose that one.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:07 AM   #4
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+1 on the Speedmaster.

But I'd get the Rocket III Roadster...
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I should add, will the 865 compare with my 1100? i know being newer and more technology they should really be comparable, yes?

Also is either bike nimble? I do like that as well about the Virago.
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It's a nice strong motor, I don't think you'll be disappointed. I had that engine in a T100 Bonneville and also a Thruxton and I found it to be a nice real balance of torque and HP. That was the carbureted version, I would imagine the EFI version is a little stronger plus there's tons of aftermarket support for the Bonnie engines, you can enjoy it stock or build a fire-breather out of it. Handling will be much better than the Virago as well as comfort and reliability and cool factor.

As noted the Speedmaster has duel discs and cast wheels which means you can run decent tubeless tires also.
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