Cruiser Motorcycle Reviews

Cruisers come in a wide array of styles and displacements and are designed with a laid-back riding position. Appealing to the bad boys in us all, the majority of contemporary cruisers are modeled after classic American bikes like Harley-Davidsons and Indians. A V-Twin motor is the typical powerplant, most often air-cooled, although that’s not always the case. A Cruiser rider generally is set into a position with feet forward and hands in a neutral or high position. This makes cruisers a popular choice for casual riding. And depending on the model and its options, they can also be suitable for distance riding, spawning a sub-class of Touring Cruisers.

2010 Triumph Thunderbird Designer

Before you check out our review of Triumph’s new cruiser, the distinctive Thunderbird, you should see what the T-Bird’s American designer, Tim Prentice, has to say about the cruiser segment’s only parallel-Twin motorcycle.

2009 Victory Cory Ness Signature Jackpot Review

The Cory Ness authored Signature Jackpot is perhaps Victory’s coolest custom ever. Based on the fat-tired Vegas Jackpot platform, the Ness treatment involves cosmetic additions and flourishes such as special paint and major amounts of chrome and billet.

2009 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700/LT Review

Kawasaki’s Vulcan cruiser is tired of residing in the shadows of the Big Twin market. Just introduced is a new-from-the-wheels-up 1700cc cruiser that includes a more powerful drivetrain and a nimbler, stronger chassis than the previous Vulcan 1600.

2009 Victory Vegas 8-Ball Review

We rode the Victory Vegas 8-Ball extensively around Daytona Beach during Bike Week, and came away impressed by the cruiser’s friendly manners and versatility. A blacked-out version of the Vegas, the 8-Ball is a fun mount, being both stylish and practical.

2009 Honda DN-01 Review

If the variety of motorcycles at Daytona’s Bike Week could be distilled into one machine, one could make a case that the Honda DN-01 would be the result.

2010 Honda Fury Review

In a market segment with a heavy accent on form over function, can the 2010 Fury find the right balance? After a day of riding this outside-the-Honda-box creation, we can reply in the affirmative.

2009 Muscle Cruiser Shootout

After eight happy years the Warrior is about to come under attack from a lesser-powered combatant, a combatant that has a strong race heritage in its big family tree. Will the Warrior finally lose favor with the cruiser masses? Let’s find out!

Victory CORE Concept Unveiled at IMS

Victory Motorcycle unveiled a new concept motorcycle at the 28th annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in New York City. The CORE is Victory’s experiment to demonstrate the potential that can be reached by a performance cruiser.

2010 Honda Fury Unveiled

You’re looking at the 2010 Honda Fury, an inspired design and Honda’s attempt at creating a mass-produced “custom” chopper.

2008 Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train Review

Based on the Softail chassis, but leaner, lower and more raked out, the Night Train is one of many new Harley models that offer the appearance and distinction of a pseudo custom bike with no assembly required.

2009 Honda VTX1300T Review

Buyers may choose the VTX because they think they’ll meet the nicest people on a Honda, but most will likely do so because it gives them something resembling a Harley-Davidson at a more affordable price.

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Review

The 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 provides the look and feel of a big power-cruiser without the extra heft or price! How’d they do that? The Honda VTX1300, Harley-Davidson 1200cc Sportsters and Star’s V-Star 1300 are all bikes in the M90’s sub-10Gs sights.

2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90 Review - First Ride

Suzuki’s latest cruiser, the M90, slots nicely in the company’s power-cruiser line. Filling the gap between the smaller M50 and the mighty M109R, the 1500cc M90 brings a fresh custom to the market for just $10,599.

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