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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-10-2010, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cruiser VS Sportbike

Well today was the first time, I've been able to get my Vic up to highway speeds for an extended period of time, about a 30 mile ride, to work this morning....

I'll just say this WOW, what a different ride all together! Not a bad thing just crazy how the dynamics of these two machines differ from each other (Which was expected)

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Yea 90+mph up too whatever, a nice tuck and you don't feel a THING!

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Man it's no surprise they call these things "Cruisers" The second I passed 80mph on I80 today I had a shit ton of pressure to the chest from the NON-deflection of wind I'm used too! This bike is DEFINITELY gonna keep me out of trouble! haha

Still an AWESOME ride! And I'm a big fan! And this thing still has plenty of power to get into a little trouble I'm also STARTING to get used to the lean angle achievable on this thing, I was soooo nervous at first to lean this thing much, but it actually gets into a turn much deeper then I figured it would, so thats nice. All just a little bit of a learning curve

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Heh. On my old Vulcan, I rode my first season without a windshield, and could probably ride around 80mph without being too uncomfortable.

My second season, I mounted a National Cycle windshield & remember taking it out on I-55 to try it out. I'm hauling, thinking I'm maybe doing 65-70mph and look down and see "oh fuck, I'm at 85mph!" Totally different feel when you're protected!
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Heh. On my old Vulcan, I rode my first season without a windshield, and could probably ride around 80mph without being too uncomfortable.

My second season, I mounted a National Cycle windshield & remember taking it out on I-55 to try it out. I'm hauling, thinking I'm maybe doing 65-70mph and look down and see "oh fuck, I'm at 85mph!" Totally different feel when you're protected!
Yea I'll probably consider getting there "Lock" on/off screen next season for long rides. It would make the ride THAT much more enjoyable, and for easy install/removal.

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Started out on a cruiser (Suzuki C50). That bike kept me out of trouble and the fastest I EVER took it was 100 mph. At that point it felt like it was falling apart. The windshield was my first upgrade. Without it, I felt like I got beat up after a long ride.

Now the Vstrom isn't really a sportbike, but compared to the C50, it is for me. I definitely find myself going faster on it and I am more nimble. Going through corners is 5x more fun too. I am glad I made the switch.
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Started out on a cruiser (Suzuki C50). That bike kept me out of trouble and the fastest I EVER took it was 100 mph. At that point it felt like it was falling apart. The windshield was my first upgrade. Without it, I felt like I got beat up after a long ride.

Now the Vstrom isn't really a sportbike, but compared to the C50, it is for me. I definitely find myself going faster on it and I am more nimble. Going through corners is 5x more fun too. I am glad I made the switch.
Yea I had a chance to get my lean angle on around an off ramp today too see what I'm working with and it was good!

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I think it's more of a time and place thing when you say VS.


I just enjoyed servicing and of course test ridding a nicely done V MAX If you've never ridden one DON'T discount cruisers.

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He went over the centerline in a turn. The only thing missing here is the dashcam video from the police cruiser sure to be following him soon.

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He went over the centerline in a turn. The only thing missing here is the dashcam video from the police cruiser sure to be following him soon.
And all the poo-nahny that the cruiser guy stole from him while he was busy getting cuffed and stuffed - Face it, Sport Bike, Go Fast with the boys - Cruiser, get laid more

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I think it's more of a time and place thing when you say VS.


I just enjoyed servicing and of course test ridding a nicely done V MAX If you've never ridden one DON'T discount cruisers.

Just my 2$ worth.
No were in there was I "DISCOUNTING" Cruisers! My bike has a 106ci motor with about 120lb of torque, I LOVE the performance of this thing!

Still doesn't slice wind remotely close as a sportbike does, was my point.

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He went over the centerline in a turn. The only thing missing here is the dashcam video from the police cruiser sure to be following him soon.
thats about rite!

(shit I railed the ramp off 55/80 this morning a shit load tighter then that guy on the cruiser. He was lolly gaggin!) lol

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Poon magnet > air splicer.

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And all the poo-nahny that the cruiser guy stole from him while he was busy getting cuffed and stuffed - Face it, Sport Bike, Go Fast with the boys - Cruiser, get laid more

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I noticed something else today, I was getting stare downs from harleys all the way to work

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I noticed something else today, I was getting stare downs from harleys all the way to work
Prolly jealous you had more chrome than they did.

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I noticed something else today, I was getting stare downs from harleys all the way to work
Those are condolence glances towards your weak attempt at a REAL Bike






HAHAHAHAHA -J/K man - I for one do not buy into the whole HD thing mydamnself

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No were in there was I "DISCOUNTING" Cruisers! My bike has a 106ci motor with about 120lb of torque, I LOVE the performance of this thing!

Still doesn't slice wind remotely close as a sportbike does, was my point.
Your right I never heard a bad word from you. I've heard many a sport guy have a wise crack about any thing but a full on sport bike.

Once had a cruiser guy ask me why would I buy that XR650R for a street bike??

I guess he just never really felt the need to enjoy an adrenalin boost.

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Probably!

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HAHAHAHAHA -J/K man - I for one do not buy into the whole HD thing mydamnself
Yea man, People are diggin on this machine!

Ohh and yea I got nothing against harley, just dont care for the Ride harley or your a nobody thing either lol

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Man it's no surprise they call these things "Cruisers" The second I passed 80mph on I80 today I had a shit ton of pressure to the chest from the NON-deflection of wind I'm used too! This bike is DEFINITELY gonna keep me out of trouble! haha
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Windshield makes a huge difference, not a fan of their looks, but functionally they are awesome. You could smoke a cigarette at 80 on the Warrior with the windshield.

And when did you get the Victory? I missed that. Congrats!! That's my favorite cruiser

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I could not go that drastically different, not ready for a cruiser yet. So I went with the extended range sport touring bike.....lol. Compared to the R1 this thing is a whole lot more comfy. And I am sure that a Cruiser is even more so, I had the chance to rent a Harley full Bagger at Wildfire and that thing was a rolling couch. I went to move the R1 the other day and it was a weird feeling, I had to orient myself again to the riding position.


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And when did you get the Victory? I missed that. Congrats!! That's my favorite cruiser
+1 Thank you sir! I got it like 2 weeks ago... Love it! I've been on it the last two days. Such a BADASS machine! It def carries a "BAMF" vibe! And sounds like a MONSTER!

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I could not go that drastically different, not ready for a cruiser yet. So I went with the extended range sport touring bike.....lol. Compared to the R1 this thing is a whole lot more comfy. And I am sure that a Cruiser is even more so, I had the chance to rent a Harley full Bagger at Wildfire and that thing was a rolling couch. I went to move the R1 the other day and it was a weird feeling, I had to orient myself again to the riding position.
Yea I bet! I went COMPLETELY opposite of my RR and yea it's wildly different but def a cool ass ride!

Btw, both nice looking bikes you posted, I consider going the sport touring route, but I decided on keeping the RR no matter what for now, so I figured why the hell not go the extreme opposite direction But hear ya on the "Reacclimating" yourself with the R1 after riding the Jackpot getting on my RR it feels like a toy! A BADASS toy, but a toy no less!

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And all the poo-nahny that the cruiser guy stole from him while he was busy getting cuffed and stuffed - Face it, Sport Bike, Go Fast with the boys - Cruiser, get laid more

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Sport bike = young poo-nahny

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