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Old 10-08-2005, 04:20 AM   #11
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I actually think the M109R looks decent. It's looks don't bore me quite as much as every other cruiser does. I just wish one manufacturer would produce something that breaks the mold of conventional cruiser design and looks. Like Honda's VTX1800 Techno cruiser concept.
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Old 10-08-2005, 04:46 AM   #12
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Looks like they borrowed few styling ques from the Honda Rune. Only the zook is not as overly done. Although I'm not a cruiser fan, I must admit I like the tecno cruiser look
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:44 AM   #13
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If you're into cruisers its something new.

I just don't get the rationale with the big back tire.

You have sport windscreen, sport forks, big engine, good frame... and a back tire that upsets the whole handling thing? I know that looks are king in this segment but geez. maybe a 180, so you can make a turn without the bike feeling vague.

am I making sense?
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Old 10-08-2005, 05:52 AM   #14
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Hey, cool. A Suzuki that copies a V-Rod, Rounds out the line quite well, eh? all they need now is to bring over the GSX1400 inline four since they dropped the Bandit and they'll be set.



This should compete pretty well with the Warrior and V-Rod in the VTwin power cruiser line up
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Old 10-08-2005, 06:15 AM   #15
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A radiator and shaft drive. And it's fugly to boot. No thanks, I'll keep my Warrior.
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Old 10-08-2005, 06:40 AM   #16
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Cool! The japanese are beating HD at it's own game..
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Old 10-08-2005, 07:18 AM   #17
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Cruiser-style bikes are similar to blues music; they are locked into certain criteria. If a song doesn't have 12 bars, it's not a blues song. It may have a blues FEEL to it, but it ain't the real thing. When Bob Dylan debuted his electric sound, it was folk-rock, but with amplification, it no longer qualified as folk.



A cruiser is inextricably linked to a slow-turning, narrow-angle, preferably single-crankpin V-twin with its sycopated, loping cadence. A bike with any other engine is cruiser-esque, but not the real deal.



You can put ape-hangers and a stepped seat on a Ninja and call it the King of Cruisers, but it ain't a cruiser.



The above-described engine has character and charm and soul in spades, but it is the trailing edge of engineering if you want to make power. So the only way to get more power and keep it tractable is to make it bigger.
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:43 AM   #18
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Default Re: Big-Inch Suzuki Roars Onto the Boulevard

Yeah, I kinda noticed that too. Wasn't going to say anything though...



How's that Dyna doing? Break it in yet?
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:43 AM   #19
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And what game might that be?
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Old 10-08-2005, 09:34 AM   #20
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Pretty much, I don't really buy the gentle break in stuff, the way they were talking when I took delivery you'd think it was made of glass. I just scuff in the tires and ride it. Have you been flogging your Beuwl? Looks like a pretty fun bike.



The pipes, rear fender, radiator shroud and instrument binnacal look like dead ringers from the picture. Check out Suzuki UK's website, that's the kind of stuff Suzuki should be bringing over here





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