Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2008, 06:05 PM   #11
Registered Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 34

I guess what I really mean is, what do u get out of the bike u buy. To me sport bikes are designed for racing, which gives u one kind of experience, and cruisers are for driving, which is another. Im only focusing on these 2 kind of bikes right now. What do u get out of either or both kind of bikes and y did u choose it?
roadkill0000 is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Old 09-23-2008, 06:23 PM   #12

mscuddy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Next to my still checkin the temp.
Posts: 5,449

I got my XB9SX because I love old technology, and I love modern modern frame/suspension/brakes. It was a combination of both. My City X was the best handling street bike I ever rode, like a short tracker. Steep fork rake, short wheelbase. Even with all it's faults it was a keeper. I dream about backing it into a corner now and then, and it looked like nothing else on Earth. I miss it like I miss my legs.
A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.
mscuddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2008, 08:37 PM   #13
Aging Cafe` Racer

sarnali2's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sittin' down by my window, lookin' at the rain.
Posts: 8,719

I suppose I quit riding sport type bikes because I totally lack any semblance of self control. I would treat almost every ride like a race, Not stupid fast but each ride I would try to push a little harder, corner faster, accelerate quicker. Where I live are miles of country and mountain roads with not a lot of traffic, I can make a 50 mile loop and not go in a straight line for more than a 1/4 mile. I got in an accident through no fault of my own a few years ago that could easily been fatal yet I walked away ...limped actually.. but I was extremely lucky and other than chronic back pain from it I have recovered well. What has not recovered is my sense of invincability. I just chose to live life at a much slower pace these days yet I'd get on my bike and be railing corners and dragging knees. I went back to HD with the Dyna to have a bike I could relax on and once I started just noodling around it was just a more calming experiance. I got the bagger because touring bikes are the most practical for me, I got a Harley bagger because there's nothing like sitting there and floating along, big V twin purring away under you...like a magic carpet ride.
"Carpe` Throttelum -Loud Suits Save Lives"

"He said he's farting because of his medication"...
sarnali2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2008, 08:40 PM   #14
Registered Member
MOKE1K's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kalapana, Big Island
Posts: 3,994

Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore View Post
Actually, I knew this guy in high school with a VW Karmann Ghia that used to... never mind.
Are you refering to the heavily posted picture thoughout the internet that shows a guy leaning out of the car trying to drag his knee?
MOKE1K is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off