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Old 06-01-2011, 08:09 AM   #41
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I've owned and ridden both. They are just VERY different animals. I prefer cruisers for how I ride most of the time, but I still REALLY want to have 2 bikes (at least) in the garage. But my cruiser will always be the "go to" ride for me.
Given some extra $$ though...I'd go add an R1 back to my garage in a heartbeat...or an RC51. I love those V-twins!!!
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:16 AM   #42
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I'm 50+
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It's funny how some of these kids in their early twenties think 30+ is OLD.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:18 AM   #43
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I've owned and ridden both. They are just VERY different animals. I prefer cruisers for how I ride most of the time, but I still REALLY want to have 2 bikes (at least) in the garage. But my cruiser will always be the "go to" ride for me.
Given some extra $$ though...I'd go add an R1 back to my garage in a heartbeat...or an RC51. I love those V-twins!!!
Sell the cruiser and guess what - you have some extra $$ for the R1 -
Then we can be friends again.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:25 AM   #44
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It's funny how some of these kids in their early twenties think 30+ is OLD.

didnt you seat back when you were turning 25,26,28,30,32 years old and said..." I'M GETTING OLD!"

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Sell the cruiser and guess what - you have some extra $$ for the R1 -
Then we can be friends again.
My buddy Failso Got a R1 and told me now we can be friends becuase he got back into sport bikes... Now I'm going cruiser so we can't be friends any more...
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You don't have to lift your leg very high to get on a cruiser. And you know what they say - If you wanna run with the big dogs ya gotta learn to lift your leg.....
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:37 AM   #46
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I started on a dual-sport, moved to a cruiser, now I'm going back to a dual-sport.

I like my Vulcan 800 but its not comfortable for a guy my size. Besides I like to sit tall on my bike. Thats why I'm moving to a KLR
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didnt you seat back when you were turning 25,26,28,30,32 years old and said..." I'M GETTING OLD!"

No, sure didn't......but back when I was turning 38,39,40,41,42,43,44 years old I did sit back at say......", IT TAKES MY BODY TOO LONG TO HEAL THESE DAYS"
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No, sure didn't......but back when I was turning 38,39,40,41,42,43,44 years old I did sit back at say......", IT TAKES MY BODY TOO LONG TO HEAL THESE DAYS"
you must hit the Gym everyday... for hrs!
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Two friends just got out of endurance racing 600s this season. They ran 4, 6, and 8 hour races.
Both are in their late 50s.
Personally I just like the look, feel, sound, perfomance of the sportbike over the cruiser. Some people like milk chocolate, some like dark chocolate. Some people like Pepsi - but I will pray for them to heal.
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Cruiser sitting position just doesn't work for me. Sitting straight up or leaning back kills my lower back in 30 minutes or less.

I still enjoy the backroads too much anyhow.. cruisers handle like , have questionable brakes, and most have smallish tanks that limit the range...

To each their own tho!
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I started on a cruiser, went to the sport bike, and am now looking to add a cruiser to sit next to my gix....its just nice to have the best of both worlds
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Two friends just got out of endurance racing 600s this season. They ran 4, 6, and 8 hour races.
Both are in their late 50s.
Personally I just like the look, feel, sound, perfomance of the sportbike over the cruiser. Some people like milk chocolate, some like dark chocolate. Some people like Pepsi - but I will pray for them to heal.
And thats why I'm not giving up my sport bike! (I like white chocolate btw)
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And thats why I'm not giving up my sport bike! (I like white chocolate btw)
I don't care what type of chocolate you like unless you're a girl.
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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW.... Slow your roll there sir!
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WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW.... Slow your roll there sir!
Hey, the guy is just giving you "feet back"
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Well let's start with riding is riding.

I cam from the cruiser world. I love a good cruiser, but I'm not getting rid of my busa for nothing. If I can afford it some day soon, I want to get a M109, but again, not getting rid of my busa. My g-f has a cruiser and very rarely when she wants to ride 2 up will I take her on her bike. I almost always grab mine. But what you have to do is ride it and see if you'd like it.
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You can have the best of both worlds. A variety of nakeds and sport touring bikes can give you cruiser levels of comfort and the handling of a sport bike. Cruisers are nice to cruise on but the brakes suck and the ground clearance is laughable. You can scrape the pegs and/or footboards on some when cornering at the posted speed limit.

Or you could get a big dual sport bike. Those are comfortable, quick, handle better than a cruiser, and you can go offroad. Big supermotos are another good option.

I've had cruisers, sportbikes, nakeds, vintage bikes, and now a supermoto so I'm speaking from some experience when I say that cruisers are the least fun of the bunch. Most that say otherwise have only owned both sportbikes and cruisers but nothing in between. There are a lot of bikes that are just as comfortable and a of a lot more fun. Or you can quit bullshitting, buy a supermoto, come out with us on Tuesdays, and be prepared to have one of a time.
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You can have the best of both worlds. A variety of nakeds and sport touring bikes can give you cruiser levels of comfort and the handling of a sport bike. Cruisers are nice to cruise on but the brakes suck and the ground clearance is laughable. You can scrape the pegs and/or footboards on some when cornering at the posted speed limit.

Or you could get a big dual sport bike. Those are comfortable, quick, handle better than a cruiser, and you can go offroad. Big supermotos are another good option.

I've had cruisers, sportbikes, nakeds, vintage bikes, and now a supermoto so I'm speaking from some experience when I say that cruisers are the least fun of the bunch. Most that say otherwise have only owned both sportbikes and cruisers but nothing in between. There are a lot of bikes that are just as comfortable and a of a lot more fun. Or you can quit bullshitting, buy a supermoto, come out with us on Tuesdays, and be prepared to have one of a time.



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