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Old 02-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #41
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My 1441cc Busa with a 1/4 turn throttle still cruises just fine.
got cha.i could not read all the threads.I see what you meant.
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Good points. Guess I just need to figure out what I want to do.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:46 AM   #43
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first gen v max will cruise and has enough power to keep up with some sportbikes, but upgrading the front and rear suspension etc is needed to attemp this, and then again its not going to handle like a sportbike.



I rode 58,000 miles on a vmax and then i crashed,
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I have a V-Rod Nightrod Special. It has a 240 rear tire, straight pipes, filter, and PCV. Power wise I can pull away from 600s all day long till I hit the gearing limit. Liter bikes it's powerful enough to pretend to keep up with them.

Handling SUCKS. The rear tire size makes a huge difference.

As for comfort I can go ~300 miles before I need to take a break. On my Ninja I could go maybe 100 miles having taken drugs before riding. NO fairing. You will be beat up by the wind.

The fuel gauge sucks; it doesn't work right. It's a known problem which Harley won't/can't fix. Speaking of fuel the V-Rod gulps fuel when you get on it or cruise above 70. This bike is NOT an economical choice.

It's mean, nasty, and fun. Sit on one and test it out. YMMV
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A big cruiser's humongous torque, combined with the weight and long wheel base, does make slow speed "cruising" much easier to manage than a peaky, nimble and featherweight supersport.

It isn't impossible to manage though. I ride my SV1K, and RSVR before that, with cruisers, no problem. The ZX10R before that, however, does not like low speed and low rev putt-putting. It lunges and coughs even with a careful right wrist. Either that, or I had to slip the clutch a lot. I could manage, but not much fun.
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A big cruiser's humongous torque, combined with the weight and long wheel base, does make slow speed "cruising" much easier to manage than a peaky, nimble and featherweight supersport.

It isn't impossible to manage though. I ride my SV1K, and RSVR before that, with cruisers, no problem. The ZX10R before that, however, does not like low speed and low rev putt-putting. It lunges and coughs even with a careful right wrist. Either that, or I had to slip the clutch a lot. I could manage, but not much fun.
Thanks this is what I have been trying to say. Sounds like i need to test ride a vrod.
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A naked sportbike is what you want. Trust me put 45k in my vrod. Its fast but it can't hang in the corners worth a . Its stretched...has a big rake and large rear and its hot.
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A naked sportbike is what you want. Trust me put 45k in my vrod. Its fast but it can't hang in the corners worth a . Its stretched...has a big rake and large rear and its hot.
I agree. I was seriously considering a Street Rod possibly to replace the S83 I sold. Until I test rode one. Sportier than all other HDs it might be, but it is still a long bike that don't much like changing directions quickly.

I ended up going with sport tourers. Same power characteristics as nakedz/streetfighter - better low and mid range torque make for a more "streetable" ride.

Not to say I'd never looked at cruisers again. Just that you don't need a cruiser to cruise with the potato gang.
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How do the Ducati street fighters fair?
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How do the Ducati street fighters fair?
Slightly aggressive stance /At least for my short 5'7 self/, It's comfortable with both legs up though--Power should be a non issue,The 848 has 132hp this year (Factory claimed) and the S with the 1098 Dyno'd at 155HP with 85ft pounds of torque (Those are Factory claimed)

There's probably someone on the forum that has one, that'll be full of way more information then me.
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I would also checkout the Suzuki SV1000-Naked, if you can find one... kind of a rare find nowadays. Upright position, locomotive v-twin torque, can definitely hang in the twisties and can do 300+ miles rides with ease...best of both worlds IMO, but I am a little biased.
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Triumph Street Triple
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really ANY of the naked/streetfighter bikes would do just fine. there are plenty of options out there. got a few here at the dealership even. but it sounds like you just need some seat time on some of these bikes. talking and reading about them doesn't really do or solve anything.
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Maybe my buddy trey will let me ride his sv650 and see what I think of it.
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wiki classifies that diavel as duacti's 2nd cruiser

here's their first: (which i hadnt seen before)

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wiki classifies that diavel as duacti's 2nd cruiser

here's their first: (which i hadnt seen before)

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I have never seen that bike either.
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