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Old 10-27-2008, 11:53 PM   #1
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Default which bike for this circumstance?

Im 150lbs
I ride 2 up
I do most of my riding in the city
I prefer cruisers
I like the custom/hot rod type looking bike

which bike is for me?
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:16 AM   #2
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Question Need more info

We need more info.

1) What type of city riding? (The hills of Wilkes-Barre, PA are very different than the streets of Dallas, TX.)
2) How long have you been riding? Are you a newb?
3) How tall are you?
4) What is your price range?
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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Didn't you read the new V-Star 950 article? I'm not sayin'......I'm just sayin'......
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:03 AM   #4
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Triumph Bonneville America. Put on the "off-road" pipes, jet kit.

Or the Hyosung GV650.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:07 AM   #5
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V-Rod!

Hey, somebody needs to buy one!
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Old 10-29-2008, 02:46 AM   #6
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when i say city riding i mean NYC.
i am 150lbs and 5'10
ride 2 up
price range is any.
this bike is for next year, im a newb now but that is irrelevant, I do have a 750cc for practice. I want to get an idea of what im saving up for.


I got a side question about the vrod and the suzuki S83. The S83 has 1400cc's and weighs only 550lbs. The vrod is 670lbs and has only 1200cc... Im not understanding that 1 bit. basically the S83 should beat the piss out of a vrod, in speed and agility.

I really like the look of the vrod's, I dont know how well they fair in the city thou. Any ideas?

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Old 10-29-2008, 05:03 AM   #7
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when i say city riding i mean NYC.
i am 150lbs and 5'10
ride 2 up
price range is any.
this bike is for next year, im a newb now but that is irrelevant, I do have a 750cc for practice. I want to get an idea of what im saving up for.


I got a side question about the vrod and the suzuki S83. The S83 has 1400cc's and weighs only 550lbs. The vrod is 670lbs and has only 1200cc... Im not understanding that 1 bit. basically the S83 should beat the piss out of a vrod, in speed and agility.

I really like the look of the vrod's, I dont know how well they fair in the city thou. Any ideas?
Engine power is as dependent on configuration as it is on displacement. For example a Suzuki GSXR-750 with a high revving 4 cylinder engine gets around 120HP. The low revving V-twin Harley 96CI engine gets maybe 70HP even though it has more than twice the displacement.

Chassis design determines the handling ability. The S83 is the 1400 Intruder which is unchanged, except for cosmetics, from the 1980s when it was introduced. The Vrod has a newer better chassis. As another example my '91 Suzuki 1100 with monoshock handled far better than my old dual shock '82 1100 even though it weighed 50 pounds more.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:58 AM   #8
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Price range is "any"?! In that case, get a 2009 Victory Hammer S. That'd be my choice. If I could afford it. Which right now I can't. But, hey, I'm pretty happy with the bikes I've got.
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"when i say city riding i mean NYC..."

If NYC is anything like Chicago, then get the oldest beat up piece of junk that still runs so nobody will steal it. Anything that is nice that is on the street long will be gone in a short time. Get a Ghetto Glider and call it a day.
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:42 AM   #10
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when i say city riding i mean NYC.
Ugh! I think I'd end up punching myself in the face if that was the majority of my riding.

I like cruisers, and I own one, but if I most of my riding time was in NYC I would choose a Suzuki DR-Z400SM (or something close to that). It's light, quick, and has relatively short wheelbase.

I would get tired or lugging around a cruiser or a sportbike in an area like NYC.

I have probably been absolutely no help with this post, though.
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