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Old 10-07-2008, 12:34 AM   #1
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im looking for bike's with the following.

-Cruiser
-excells around twistys
-between 1200 and 1600cc

any ideas? if u know of more then one whats the best in your opinion?

which out of the performance/Hot rod cruisers would u go with?

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Old 10-07-2008, 07:26 AM   #2
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A "cruiser" that "excells around twistys" is an oxymoron. Maybe what you really want is a Sport Touring bike?
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:32 AM   #3
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Sportster or VRod.

The now discontinued Street Rod for sure.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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im looking for bike's with the following.

-Cruiser
-excells around twistys
-between 1200 and 1600cc

any ideas? if u know of more then one whats the best in your opinion?

which out of the performance/Hot rod cruisers would u go with?
There are no cruisers that “excel" in turns. There are some cruisers better at it than others. But none would be defined as "excels". The Yamaha Warrior and Harley Street Rod are supposed to handle turns quite well for a cruiser.

You can go here for a review of both bikes along with the MeanStreak and the Old V-Max:
http://origin-www.motorcycle.com/sho...out-13559.html
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:59 AM   #5
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Triumph Bonneville America. Uncork it with the off-road pipe and it will easily humiliate any of the big V-twin pork-beasts.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:10 AM   #6
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Street Rod. I rode one when they first came out. What a waste that nobody bought them. I think my local HD dealer still has a new one on the floor.
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:16 AM   #7
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Harley 1200 Roadster or Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster would be my pick. An HD Street Rod would work also but on the spendy side.

if you expand your search away from cruisers then there's tons of good bikes like the Yamaha FZ6 or FZ1, Suzuki Bandit, BMW R1200, Triumph T100 Bonneville, Buell XB9, Kawaskai Z1000..lots of great bikes...
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Roadkill, how long have you been riding? From your posts I suspect you are quite new. If that's the case, none of the bikes that meet your criteria are good choices.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:37 PM   #9
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Honda- VTX1300 for the new and Magna V65 for the old
Kawasaki- Meanstreak for the new and ZL1000 for the old
Moto Guzzi- Griso for the new and California for old
Suzuki- M90 for the new and Intruder 1400 for the old
Yamaha- Warrior for the new and V-Max for the old

BTW- in the cruiser world rwhp means very little. torque is the name of the game. your ability to "handle" is compromised the frame characteristics. the v-rod handles pretty well. the bikes listed have decent handling, but overall you are giving up "feel" for "comfort".
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:09 AM   #10
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excellent responses. I see we have some experienced people on this forum. I just rebuilt my first bike, a 1988 suzuki 750 cruiser. Only reason I ask is to get a better idea for what im saving up for.

Its a hard choice. The harley street rod looks really nice. The vtx 1300C needs a ton of upgrades before its any good. As for the yamaha warrior and kawasaki mean streek... I try to like them, I want to say that I like them... but I just cant come to. haha. The other one thats coming out is the suzuki m90. This would seem like the perfect bike, until I read it weighs 720 ****ing pounds. I dont want anything that big.

Im starting to think a used vmax is what I should get. any knowledge on them? reviews, opinion?

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