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Old 02-15-2013, 10:25 AM   #21
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Are most of these still to fast to ride with Cruisers? I like the cb1000 the way it feels but I think it would still be like riding a sport bike.

I really don't understand the question. Too fast? Stop twisting your wrist?
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I really don't understand the question. Too fast? Stop twisting your wrist?
My cbr does not really run well below 80+ mph. It has a standard throttle but the gearing has been changed to one down one up. It's just hard to ride at a slower pace. My body position is not as aggressive on the cbr as it is on the Suzuki but still somewhat leaned forward. I'm not sure if the naked bike would be as radical as the standard sport bike either.
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My cbr does not really run well below 80+ mph. It has a standard throttle but the gearing has been changed to one down one up. It's just hard to ride at a slower pace. My body position is not as aggressive on the cbr as it is on the Suzuki but still somewhat leaned forward. I'm not sure if the naked bike would be as radical as the standard sport bike either.

Naked bikes have real bars so the riding position is not nearly as extreme. I'm confused by the concept of a bike not running well below a certain mph.
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Naked bikes have real bars so the riding position is not nearly as extreme. I'm confused by the concept of a bike not running well below a certain mph.
Riding any super sport bike at 80 mph or less feels like you are cruising! I think that's what he means. At least on my KTM it does feel that way.
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Naked bikes have real bars so the riding position is not nearly as extreme. I'm confused by the concept of a bike not running well below a certain mph.
I'm having a hard time explaining it I guess. I apologize. I'm sure you have rode some of the larger super sports. You turn your wrist a quarter of an inch and your running 80 mph.
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I'm having a hard time explaining it I guess. I apologize. I'm sure you have rode some of the larger super sports. You turn your wrist a quarter of an inch and your running 80 mph.
This falls back to the "wrist control" section.
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It feels like I'm cruising when I'm going 100. The bike is just so easy to go fast on. So smooth and the power is just always there. Just like it wants to go. I'm sure you know what I mean.
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How do the vrods handle compared to the sport bikes. I have rode a couple of Harley's hence me knowing they don't have enough power for their weight. Never rode a rod though.
Because of the rake angle, a vrod is closer to a cruiser than a sportbike. I've ridden both
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This falls back to the "wrist control" section.
Not really as much as you would think. Maybe sometimes but not all the time.
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Maybe I should make something clear. My cbr isn't stock. It's running somewhere around 165-170 or so hp to the rear wheel. Don't harp about this number. I said about because I'm not 100% sure. I bought the bike from a friend of a friend and all the work was already done to it. Since I do not care about numbers I have never had it put on a dyno. All I know is I had rode a few different sport bikes and its faster than most.
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Maybe a nighthawk 250 then?
Come on now lmao . I said some get up. I like the way the hawks look though. Actually that might be a good idea. Keep both bikes. Just put theft on the hawk.
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Maybe I should make something clear. My cbr isn't stock. It's running somewhere around 165-170 or so hp to the rear wheel. Don't harp about this number. I said about because I'm not 100% sure. I bought the bike from a friend of a friend and all the work was already done to it. Since I do not care about numbers I have never had it put on a dyno. All I know is I had rode a few different sport bikes and its faster than most.
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My riding history has included a 07 cbr600 sold, 08 cbr1000, and a 05 gsx750 for the track.

My old man got a bike again, and there are alot of people from work that ride cruisers. What I want is some type of bike that still handles well but is less radical than my cbr 1000 for when I ride with cruisers but still has power when I want it.

Does anyone currently have or rode these bikes (more than once or twice). I would like some something that I can't still put thru curves and can keep up with some of the quicker bikes but can still put put around on. I also do not want a bike that is super heavy, around 650 pounds seems like a good number. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
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My 1441cc Busa with a 1/4 turn throttle still cruises just fine.
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My 1441cc Busa with a 1/4 turn throttle still cruises just fine.
I love the busa its a great bike.It's a big bore,but not a muscle bike.
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Was making the point that the right hand controls it all
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Maybe I should make something clear. My cbr isn't stock. It's running somewhere around 165-170 or so hp to the rear wheel. Don't harp about this number. I said about because I'm not 100% sure. I bought the bike from a friend of a friend and all the work was already done to it. Since I do not care about numbers I have never had it put on a dyno. All I know is I had rode a few different sport bikes and its faster than most.

So it makes the kind of power that all '12 litre bikes make coming off the showroom floor. Awesome.

Those bikes do less than 80mph just fine.



Dude, if you want a cruiser to cruise, get one. I just think you're trying to find a bike that's not a cruiser that cruises, but has the power to go fast, but doesn't have the power to go fast.
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So it makes the kind of power that all '12 litre bikes make coming off the showroom floor. Awesome.

Those bikes do less than 80mph just fine.



Dude, if you want a cruiser to cruise, get one. I just think you're trying to find a bike that's not a cruiser that cruises, but has the power to go fast, but doesn't have the power to go fast.


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